Resolution: Daily Writing in the New Year

Write more often, write more, daily writing in 2014

Setting a resolution to write daily — or even weekly, or monthly — for the New Year is an achievable and beneficial personal goal to set . It doesn’t deprive you of food, it doesn’t require a membership anywhere, the cost is cheaper than a latte and it’s a fairly quiet agreement between you and […]

Writing a Personal Journal: Keep It Private

sunset

If I had a choice in the matter, I’d rig all of my journals to blind anyone who dared open them without permission by a light more blazing than the sun. I think one of the struggles everyone who journals on a personal level encounters is the possibility of someone, whether stranger or close, could […]

Writing a Personal Journal: Keep it Honest

Old book with feather and inkpot

When you sit down to write your next journal entry, picture this… In 10 years from now, your older self opens your current journal to revisit the past and reads about what it was like in their life during the summer of 2012. That older version of you will want to know what they were […]

Writing a Personal Journal: It’s in the Details

Personal Diary of Famous Writers

As a prolific writer, I find myself drawn to reading other journals and letters from people of the past. If the book says, Personal Diary or Personal Letters of so and so, I buy it. Virginia Woolf was a prolific writer herself, both as her ‘work’ and on a personal level. It was reading a […]

Dear Diary Dates: Lessons in Journal Writing

~Always Date anything Handwritten~

Looking back over my writing life, I can see stages where my personal evolution of style, purpose and attention in all things I’ve wrote shifted. I hesitate to claim the simple act of aging has been the stepping stone to my writing maturity because I’ve come across people far younger than myself who already contain the wisdom I wish […]

Journals are Binding

Start with a Good Binding

Journals are the backbone of a personal history. Nothing says individual experience more than, Dear Diary, backed up by writing that pours from the mind and heart. I have journals for every need. Random thoughts, sketches, poetry, stories, day to day meanderings and simple observations to name a few. No matter how many journals I acquire, I’m […]

Writing From Both Sides

Writing Letters, Writing Journals,

Every Website must have a beginning and I’ll make this entry simple. Writing by hand is the black and white premise of Patrons of The Pen. Maybe it’s contradictory to write about handwriting via a computer…out on the Internet, but I believe the two can meld together. I know I’m not the only one who has […]