“A writing journal can be an essential part of a fiction writer’s toolkit.”
In the AutoCrit article, “How to Keep a Writing Journal You Won’t Neglect”
Keeping a journal can help you:
- Store ideas
- Generate inspiration
- Record your thoughts and feelings
- Play with different forms, tones, and styles in your writing
- Forge a sense of identity: ‘I am a writer. See, I have a journal!’
Don’t underestimate the power of that last point. If you see yourself as an amateur writer, telling yourself that what you write doesn’t really matter and by default isn’t good, then the writing you produce might not speak to your potential. But if you see yourself as an author, then gifting yourself a tool like a journal reminds you daily that your ideas are worth looking after.”
See the complete article here:
Would you keep a writer’s journal?
What would it look like if you did?