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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Creative Writing: 21 Ideas to Keep You Writing

Sheila Bender - Keeping a journal is one of the best tools to practice trusting your writing and to make sure you keep writing. You can keep a journal in a cheap or an expensive notebook, on scraps of paper dropped into a box, in computer files or in letter form. Just as long as you write as much and as often as you can without editing yourself and you have access to the words you've written, you are keeping a journal. It may seem intimidating to develop the journal-keeping habit, and you may be thinking defeatist thoughts already, such as "I can't do this regularly forever. I don't know how many times a week I'll really remember," and so on. However, you can commit to keeping your journal if you shorten the time of your commitment and promise yourself you will not judge your efforts, but just write. If you are already keeping a journal, you might commit to using the ideas below sprinkled in among your regular entries.

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