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Writing Techniques

Sometimes prompts and excercises aren´t enough! Here is some more information about writing and the writing process.

'Group Journals' Used To Destroy Count Dracula! star
I have been reading the classic ‘Dracula’ and have been surprised how good this book is! It is written from the journals of those being written about. Each time a new person appeared you would see a line ‘FROM MENA HARKINS JOURNAL’ and read from her perspective.

Audience & Purpose in Your Journaling star
No audience = Lack of purpose ~ Lack of purpose = No focus. No focus = An audience of one.

Christmas Journals star
How to include your journal in Christmas. Do you want to keep a journal of your Christmas memories?

First & Third Person Writing Lesson star
Let’s examine first and third person writing. Editors tend to gravitate toward books written in one or the other and their preferences change over time so it is a good idea to understand both voices.

First, Second or Third Person? star
What are the writing styles of first person, second person or third person? How can you stretch yourself in your writing?

Getting Stuck on One Word star
For some reason we get stuck on this one word and can't go on until we find that special word on the tip of our tongues. Episodes like this interfere with the flow of writing,

Gratitude Journals star
As this year draws to an end, I wanted to makes sure I acknowledged each and everything I was thankful for!

Journaling Ideas for the weary star
Are you weary? Has the holiday season distracted you from your journal? If so, look no further. Let´s look at some ways we can become creative with our journals.

Journaling Techniques Revisited star
There are numerous writing techniques. These techniques are different than the style I was talking about earlier. Writing techniques are varying ways to record the body of your journal and each serve different purposes.

Journaling Tool ~ Circumstantial star
This week we will deal with the Circumstantial tools of journaling.

Journaling Tools ~ Emotional star
This week we will focus on the Emotional tools for journaling from a spiritual sense.

Lesson Plan for Journaling star[offsite link]
Here is a lesson plan that uses diaries of Anne Frank and Zlata Filipovic to introduce students to journal writing.

R Blog star[offsite link]
Actress, comedian and humanitarian Rosie O´Donnell´s blog on family, acting, friends, politics and her other "kids".

Soul Food Cafe star[offsite link]
Making writing your daily practice.

The 'Unsent Letter' Journal Tool star
So often journal writers forget the healing benefits of writing out thoughts and emotions in the form of a letter to a specific person. Writing an unsent letter is one such tool.

The Business of Writing star
An enormous resource for writers at any level from the BellaOnline Editor.

The Writer´s Desk -- References And Resources For Writers star[offsite link]
Markets, References, and Resources for Writers on the Web.

Third Person Expanded star
Let’s review. First person POV is a story told from one point of view. You will hear me, me, mine, our, we, we and pronouns like these. Third person POV is a story told by someone looking on. You will hear him, she, it, them, him, her, its, and pronouns like these. Now let’s expand.

What Your Written Text Says About You star
LIWC, Linguistic Inquire and Word Count, is a very interesting concept. It is a software program used to analyze written text. This program was designed by James W. Pennebaker, Roger J Booth and Martha E. Francis.

What's Your Writing 'Voice?' star
Once a writer has understood audience, purpose and point of view the writing style or voice comes into play. Many believe that a writers’ personality should come out in their writing.

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