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Ideas on how to use journals for your personal life, in the classroom and in getting healthy.
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And This is the Reason That I Write --- To Know That I Exist

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A blogger talks about why she writes: so that she knows that she exists in the world.
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This is my latest blog post -- the reasons that I write, irregardless of the audience. I write so that I have a voice, so that I know that I am real, that I am still me. 

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Heather Severson's curator insight, August 10, 2015 10:41 AM

This is my latest blog post -- the reasons that I write, irregardless of the audience. I write so that I have a voice, so that I know that I am real, that I am still me. 

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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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Sharilee Swaity's curator insight, November 7, 2014 9:09 PM

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, 2014 9:45 AM

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

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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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8 Voices To Capture in Scrapbook Journaling and Titles

8 Voices To Capture in Scrapbook Journaling and Titles | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
Write scrapbook journaling or titles that capture a subject's voice for rich and appealing storytelling. See the scrapbooking ideas for getting voice onto your layouts from our Creative Team.
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I love this article about capturing different "voices" in your scrapbook journaling ... like a child's voice, or an imagined voice. Very creative ideas for showing different perspectives in your scrapbooking. 

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Dear Diary: Journaling for Writers

Dear Diary: Journaling for Writers | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
Journaling is useful for increased creativity for writers, documenting personal milestones and information to be used in future projects, and synthesizing personal stress. It's a terrific way to create balance in your life.
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How To Write A Journal

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Some excellent practical tips on how to write a journal. If you have never done so before, this is useful advice.

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Some good basic advice about keeping a journal -- mostly for those who are starting out, and not sure of what to do. 

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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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Aleks's curator insight, October 6, 2015 9:17 PM

yes x 100000 for when you can't shake that dreaded writer's  block

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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 THE 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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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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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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10 Essential Quotes for Writers | Purpose, Inc. | Big Think

10 Essential Quotes for Writers | Purpose, Inc.  | Big Think | Journaling Helps! | Scoop.it
The magic “x-factor” that people talk about when they talk about talent is not so magical: it’s simply a matter of hard work. And no other craft reminds one of the torments of hard work than writing.
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