Friday, January 2, 2009

The Importance of Journaling

Journaling is an important part of anyone's life, not just the writer. Besides providing an emotional outlet, it can also be a repository for ideas, phrases, or anything a writer may want to make note of.

Use your journal when writer's block sets in. You can look back and different parts of your life or any notes that you have taken and use those as a basis for a scene or dialog.

The journal can also be a tool for self-evaluation or can help you with self-improvement both in your personal life and as a writer. Make notes on things you learn each day and review them often. Watch you learn and grow.

You can keep your journal in a notebook or online. There are several online journaling websites like where you can make your journal public or keep it just for your eyes only. It's up to you. Just remember to keep in informative and helpful. You never know, you may turn it into your life story!

Copyright 2008 Lynn Tincher

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The Literary Lynnch Pen is a weekly newsletter published by Lynn Tincher. About Lynn: Lynn was born in the small town of La Grange, Kentucky and grew up in Goshen. Lynn studied Theater Arts in College in hopes of becoming a Drama/English teacher. She has written articles in local newspapers and travel brochures. Now, she is focused on writing novels, short stories and poems. The second edition of her book "Afterthoughts" will be released in April of 2009 with the sequel "Left in the Dark" to be released on October of 2009. She also manages Artist Corner, an artist social website dedicated to help all artists become successful. Her eZine and website provides helpful tips and information. Lynn also provides email list management services. She has partnered with Constant Contact to help provide authors, artists, and small businesses the services to manage their email lists and marketing strategies, eZines, electronic newsletters, coupons and bulletins. Please visit: