Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Journal of days.

A friend, a professor of English who is writing a course using journal skills as a tool for writing, inspiration, enduring diligence, perseverence, practice and just plain old reference in what you were doing today in a year's time, said: My students will write a journal every day. By coincidence the Jennie Cruisie daily dose of what she is blogging about landed in my inbox and guess what? What? She was talking about her past jottings in her blog as an insight into what she had been thinking and been up to in a certain time in her life and a certain book. Though she didn't necessarily write them all in her journal, it reminded her clearly what shse had been thinking and what had been going on around her at that time. Time is something we all forget. Journals are good for you. Discipline darlings. It's easy to find an excuse but journals are unforgiving. Dates leave gaping holes.

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