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Developing the habit of writing is extremely important.

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  1. 1. Write!<br />Laeeq Khan<br />
  2. 2. Write<br />Journals<br />Homeworks<br />Diaries<br />
  3. 3. Journal writing<br />
  4. 4. Inward versus Outward Focus<br /> A journal is a deeper, more focused collection of questions<br />Lois Guarino, author of Writing Your Authentic Self says:<br />A journal “is an inward journey, a record of internal life written consistently over a period of time, but not necessarily day by day. It is a place where...you can commune with rarely explored parts of yourself and where those parts can answer back.” (p.3)<br />
  5. 5. So why keep Journals?<br />Exercise of self-discovery<br />Explore & express inner creativity<br />Relax<br />
  6. 6. Writing Benefits<br />Pragmatic – record of events, thoughts<br />Educational – learning to write can help think more effectively<br />Emotional- idea clarification, distilling<br />
  7. 7. So what’s in it for me?<br />Organize your thoughts<br />Improve writing skills<br />Market yourself<br />Stay active & knowledgeable<br />
  8. 8. Discover your voice!<br />The world has changed<br />Nobody’s monopoly<br />The new media landscape<br />
  9. 9. Managing Change<br />Writing is a habit<br />If you are not comfortable blogging that just write in a notebook<br />Read & write<br />
  10. 10. Thank You!<br />