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Personal Writing: 7 Reasons You Should Consider Publishing Personal Stories

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Personal writing might sometimes feel too private to publish—but documenting your low points can rocket your byline to the top.

Via Cathryn Wellner
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Sometimes those personal stories we record privately in our journals can turn into stories for the whole world to read. This article encourages writers to share personal stories -- because people still like to read them. 

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, August 23, 2013 2:04 PM

Critics often pan them, but first-person essays will always have a strong audience because they reassure us we are OK in spite of our missteps.

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Elementary Writing Prompts

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These elementary writing prompts are great for getting the students writing, in a non-pressurized, fun way.
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52 Elementary Writing Prompts ... one for every week of the year ... From my site, Journaling Helps. Enjoy! 

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How Online Journals Increase Student Communication Skills

How Online Journals Increase Student Communication Skills | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
For students who have difficult writing, we recommend online journals to help build reading, writing, and communication skills.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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For kids, everything is online now. So, doing a journal online makes sense. It is really important, though, that the journal is in a safe environment, and not shared with anyone but close family and friends. 

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#cmc skills support accessibility #claved

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Why Most Writing Tips Are Useless (and How to Really Up Your Game)

Why Most Writing Tips Are Useless (and How to Really Up Your Game) | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
Want to improve your writing skills? These 6 Writing Hats will totally transform the way you think about your craft.
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Jon Morrow explains how we need to use different skill sets, which he calls "hats," when we write a blog post. We start with the architect, with an outline and move through different hats, ending with the artisan, who perfects the words to the best possible artistic effect.  

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Jon Morrow explains how we need to use different skill sets, which he calls "hats," when we write a blog post. We start with the architect, with an outline and move through different hats, ending with the artisan, who perfects the words to the best possible artistic effect.  

Brian S's curator insight, November 12, 9:45 AM

Great content means getting it right, more so now than ever before!

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To Journal or Not To Journal in the Classroom?

To Journal or Not To Journal in the Classroom? | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
Is journaling relevant in the classroom?http://t.co/YrWo9upvBT #edchat #engchat #engsschat
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This teacher used to think journaling was mere busywork, but then found a way to way keeping a journal an integral part of her writing class -- a tool for helping students do some deep reflection, and grow as writers. 

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Be Productive With Journaling!

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A lot of entrepreneurs start out this way -- they have great ideas but lack the direction necessary to turn said ideas into a thriving business. An easy and simple way to combat this lack of direction is by journaling every day.
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A simple strategy for being more productive with journaling. Write down one goal per page -- then what you did towards the goal, and what you plan to do. Great idea! 

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Why Journaling Promotes Healing - Smitten By...

Why Journaling Promotes Healing - Smitten By... | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
journaling image. Hi, my name is Kallie and I am a journaling junkie. It's been said that “the written word is power” and through my journey I have come to believe this as a TRUTH! I have been known to have a journal or two or ...
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Great article that shows how journaling helps in emotional healing. 

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Art Journal for Spring -- by the Artistic Biker

Our ancestors believed this time of year was the beginning of spring, and by gummies, I'm ready for it! If you enjoyed it, please LIKE IT, THUMB IT, AND SHAR...
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Watching this tough guy biker, called the Artistic Biker, do art journaling is refreshing. Who says art journals are just for ladies? And his work is fun to look at. 

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Wipebook ... Dry Erase Notebook ... Use it Again and Again!

Wipebook  ... Dry Erase Notebook ... Use it Again and Again! | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
If you write a lot in notebooks, chances are you have a large pile of the things. Some notes are worth saving, but others you could do without after awhile.

Via Official AndreasCY
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What a perfect idea for making notes that you don't necessarily need to keep. One of the commentators mentioned that he could write notes for class, and then type them up later. Love this idea! 

 

This would be great for writers (like me) who write a lot of notes for a project, and then get rid of them, afterwards. Paper saver! 

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Sharilee Swaity's comment, December 22, 2013 5:27 PM
Perfect writer's tool for making notes for a project!
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Clutter-busting with...one-sentence journaling

Clutter-busting with...one-sentence journaling | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
Today I'm introducing a regular feature that offers information about creative "clutter-busting" techniques. The kind of clutter I'm referring to is anything that gets in the way of creating on a r...

Via Bobby Dillard, Lynnette Van Dyke
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Brilliant idea .... journal using one sentence a day. The awesome part is that it is doable. One of the hardest part of journaling is finding the time. This lets anyone journal. And the article outlines how much creativity and thoughtfulness can go into one-liners. 

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Penelope's comment, November 5, 2013 5:17 PM
I do the morning pages, but love the idea of one-sentence journaling!
ruthschapira's curator insight, September 3, 10:34 PM

This technique pares things to the bare essentials, and makes journalling 'do-able' on a regular basis. Great idea for classroom use as well!

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Sketchbook Wandering: Journaling With Lists

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Journaling With Lists. After being indoors most of the day, I took a woods walk at Moose Point State Park. My indoor, stuffy temper left on the gentle winds & instead some magic blew my way. ~Late afternoon sun weaving ...
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Love this idea! Simply listing your observations .... so simple but beautiful.

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Paper Wishes – 100 Journaling Prompts to Inspire and Encourage

Paper Wishes – 100 Journaling Prompts to Inspire and Encourage | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
Sometimes the best way to figure out who you are is to get to that place where you don't have to be anything else. Journaling provides us with a necessary outlet for our thoughts and feelings.

Via Ariana Amorim
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Some beautiful prompts for helping to discover "you." These would be great prompts for the classroom, too. 

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All of Me: Calendar Journaling

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This post is scheduled to be published while we are having a relaxing weekend in Napier. This time the spread doesn't hold a full week - I like the flexibility. See my other calendar journaling pages in my Flickr set.
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Some sumptous art journaling pages to feast your eyes upon ...

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Kidblog | Safe and simple blogs for your students.

Kidblog | Safe and simple blogs for your students. | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it

Via Maryalice Leister
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Blogging for student can be a neat way to do journals in your classroom.  I just signed up for KidBlog for my class, and am looking forward to trying this out. 

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Maryalice Leister's curator insight, September 29, 2013 6:53 AM

There are some creative and interesting uses for this web tool. The earlier we get children writing, the stronger their skills will be. Check it out and share!

Sharilee Swaity's comment, September 29, 2013 2:25 PM
I just signed up for this tool, for my class. I love that it is another way to get students writing, and that it is interactive and a medium they can relate to!
Maryalice Leister's comment, September 29, 2013 2:33 PM
Thanks for letting me know - I see great value in this. If it gets children writing and loving the process, it's a win-win.
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500 Prompts from the New York Times

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Here are 500 student opinion questions that invite narrative and personal writing, all together in one place.

Via John Evans
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A cool list of 500 writing prompts from the New York Times, good for narrative and personal writing. Created especially for students, and originally based on stories in the newspaper. 

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Use Tumblr to Save Your Notes

Has this situation ever happened to you? You remember a quote or a picture you saw online, but when you try to relocate it, you can't recall where you saw it first. I know I've wasted hours searching for long-lost blog posts I read ages ago.
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Interesting Idea! Use Tumblr as a notebook service for yourself ... when you see something you like online, "blog" it with Tumblr and you will always have a record of it. 

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Century-old Notebook Found From Antarctic Trek

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Cheezburger.com - Crafted from the finest Internets.

Via Kathy Dowsett
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So fascinating to see a 100 year old notebook from a sailor trying to reach the North Pole. This is his journal. It was common at the time to keep journals, and these kind of documents make excellent primary research sources. I  also bet this would make a fascinating book! 

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How To Keep A Prayer Journal Video

I love you guys :) my tips: write a "letter to God" everyday with your prayer requests, feelings... pick a book from the Bible or a book that challenges your faith & take notes in your prayer...
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This is a very encouraging, honest video about how keeping a prayer journal can really help you in your walk with God. 

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Journal Prompts Using Top Ten Lists In the Classroom

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Journaling with Top 10 Lists. I've always enjoyed Dave Letterman's Top 10 Lists. Recently, we've had a bit of a slump in journal writing. With foggy, dreary days, periodic bouts of illness, and nothing much new on the horizon, ...
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I love this idea! Have students make up top ten lists on several topics. Then they can choose which ones to write about. 

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Heyday: journaling app that writes your dairy for you.

Heyday: journaling app that writes your dairy for you. | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
Heyday is a journaling app for people who are too busy to pen daily entries into their journal. The app creates entries on your behalf based upon the.
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Now technology can write your journal for you! Well, not quite, but close. Heyday is a journaling app that compiles your photos for you, along with any location information and turns that data into a journal for you, with the option of editing in some quick text notes. 

 

Not exactly deep reflection but this seems like the instagram version of a journal ... very appropriate for our text-crazy society. 

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Beautiful Art Journal

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really enjoying Misty Mawn's fresh and carefree take on art journaling using rescued books for the journal (which I have enjoyed in the past...but her approach is a bit new to me and very freeing!)...
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Feast your eyes on this sumptuous art journal!  

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Journaling Helps Emotional Healing

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Journaling helps in the journey to emotional healing.
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How journaling helps in our road to emotional healing. This is the latest page in my own website. 

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seven thirty three - - - a creative blog: Journaling with Kids

seven thirty three - - - a creative blog: Journaling with Kids | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
Journaling with Kids. By Kim Conner. Do you journal? I just recently started up again. It is something I always enjoyed doing as a teenager but as I left the angst behind, I found I stopped writing down my thoughts and insights.
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Some nice prompts for a journal jar. This writer is using this project for her own son. It could also work in the classroom, as a neat way to store journal prompts for the class. 

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Organized Journaling: Date Your Entries | Kaizen Journaling

Organized Journaling: Date Your Entries | Kaizen Journaling | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
Tweet image by eethompson Journaling can be creative. It can be an expression of your creative self - in whatever way you choose. Draw. Doodle. Use colours. Write every ...
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Some very important advice: always date your journals! This is very important in order to provide a record of how you have grown as a person, and in documenting the story of your life. 

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Journaling for emotional and physical health

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Keeping a journal can help you deal with anxiety, set and reach goals or lose weight.

Via Mark Kaylor
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How journaling can help your health in so many ways ...

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Five Steps to Start Journaling | Stephen Elliot | photographer ...

Five Steps to Start Journaling | Stephen Elliot | photographer ... | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
"The weakest ink is stronger than the best memory." It's frightening to realize how few of our thoughts and feelings we remember from day to day. That's exactly why I've carried a journal with me every day since February 8, ...
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The best journaling advice I have ever read! From creating an index for your entries, to carrying it everywhere you go. Must Read! 

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Journaling Made Easy….Make A List! | One Good Thing by Jillee

Journaling Made Easy….Make A List! | One Good Thing by Jillee | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
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Some awesome list posts for journaling! . Check these out ... I definitely would like to use some of these for my class. 

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Sharon Bakar's curator insight, October 1, 2013 1:30 AM

If you can't think what to write today why not make a list?  Then see which of the things you've listed leaps out at you and wants to be written about.  there are some pretty pages to download here that might inspire you too.