What Can the Art of Journaling Offer Authors?
If you are a seasoned author you are probably talented enough to write in a variety of different styles.
While authors have their own individual and unique voice, many are able to create content for their blogs using a writing style more akin to a news article.
Now, many authors use journals too.
The role of the Journal in an Author’s life
A journal is a private place that allows you to write down your private thoughts.
You can let loose and rant about something that has upset you without opening your mouth in anger.
You can expand on your dreams and desires without fear of being criticized or laughed at.
Authors use journals for these reasons and more.
Why Keep a Journal When You Write All Day?
Keeping a journal while you are writing your book may seem a little over doing it when many authors struggle to get those words down in the first place.
However, a journal can allow you to free up your mind and write more freely. Many authors will use a private notebook to flesh out the nuances of their plots and characters.
They might even play out alternative plots or map out a character’s actions.
They may explore using different kinds of dialogues or writing modes.
The options are limitless.
Journaling Can Help You Become a Better Writer
Authors who use a journal are more likely to be better writers.
They not only get more practice, but they use a variety of writing styles that help reinforce and strengthen their own narrative voice.
If you aren’t using a journal, give it a go.
Has journaling helped you become a better writer?
If you need some tips and advice, check out the Journaling Club.