This is the second installement of the Journal series I created, if you missed the 1st one click HERE. I am going to talk about how to organizing your writing journal to make the most out of using it. :)
Journal Selection:There are millions of journal styles out there with different sizes, shapes, and design. Picking one out is the most exciting as well as important things to think about when first starting out.
Mine is a medium thick spiral bound notepad that is not as big as an actual notebook or as small as a stickynote. It Includes lined square shaped pages with a transparent cupcake cover on the front. Make sure to choose a journal that represents you and makes you feel comfortable of writing inside it.
Sections of organization: Now that you have choosen a journal that fits you, you have to organize the sections of what things you write in a number of pages. What I mean by that is like for example, having a section for advice notes, your story developments, or just an inspirational section.
On mine I created stcky note tabs that corresponds to the section.
Tab 1- Advice Notes Tab 2- - daily writing excercises Tab 3- Story developmets Tab 4- random ideas for stories Tab 5- quotes and research
Here is a list of sections you can include in your writing journal. *= important
Story developmant and expansion
character development (creating a bunch of random characters)
random ideas or inspiring thoughts for a story*
random diaolouge for charaters
blog posts and articles (nice for bloggers)
thoughts about your recent books
There are probably a dozen more ideas of sections you can put into your writing journal but these are just some great ideas to start with!
Calander- Including a calender is optional but it really helps you keep in line of your day to day work for your stories, blogs, or things that you need to jot down. My calender that I inserted in the beginnning page of my writing journal really helps me a lot in what I HAVE to do for my blog and events for online writing programs or contests.
Writing Prompts Section- I will be explaining more of this in the next post of this series but it is VERY important that you create a section for daily writing excercises. In the next post I will be explaining writing propmts, excercises and where to keep and organize them in your writing journal.
Design-This is also an optional step but it's really fun to do and create to make your writing journal represent you more. I am not a huge expert on notebook designs but here are a few ideas if you want to.
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