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6 tips on journal writing. Text version here: How to write journal

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  • 1. How to Write a Journal 6 tips www.codingrobots.com
  • 2. “What is a diary as a rule? A document useful to the person who keeps it. Dull to the contemporary who reads it and invaluable to the student, centuries afterwards, who treasures it.” — Walter Scott
  • 3. Make a commitment to write journal regularly Set up a schedule that suits you and follow it. Don’t skip writing sessions if you don’t know what to write about — just start with a rough paragraph and keep developing it.
  • 4. Choose tools that are convenient and inspiring For instance, Mémoires*, our journaling software, is a simple and effective tool that keeps you focused on your journal’s content, not the application itself. * http://www.codingrobots.com/memoires/
  • 5. Choose tools that are convenient and inspiring You’d want to keep your journal on your computer, and here’s why: • it’s searchable (easy to find everything your wrote about); • secure (no need to hide anything, just remember your password); • editing and rewriting is easy.
  • 6. Choose tools that are convenient and inspiring You may need a small paper notebook when you’re away from your computer — try tiny Moleskines or Field Notes. Just remember to type entries back into your journaling software.
  • 7. Just write Writing is hard, but it becomes easier as you write more. “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” — Plato. Open your journal, type in a few words — just your thoughts — and you’ll get into the flow. You don’t have to keep your first paragraph —  it’s just for a warm up.
  • 8. Add photos to your journal A picture is worth a thousand words. We are lucky to live in the age of digital photography — you can take millions of photos at no cost. Not everything can be described with words, keep some of your pictures in your journal.
  • 9. Try different styles In your journal entries talk to yourself, your journal, or some imaginary or real person. Write as you would write a letter, or a newspaper column. Try different styles to find your true voice.
  • 10. Review your journal Review your journal regularly (for example, once a week) to get inspiration. Keep notes about your feelings (you can even write them down in a new journal entry).
  • 11. Thank you! Try Mémoires, the best way to write a journal on your Mac for free — visit http://www.codingrobots.com/memoires/
  • 12. P.S. Web version of this presentation is available at http://www.codingrobots.com/blog/2008/11/17/write-journal/