A Writer’s Journal is a journal that keeps records of your ideas, inspiration, and thoughts for future reference. It helps enhance creativity when you have writer’s block or just don’t know what to write about.
Why you should use a Writer’s Journal:
- Whenever you run out of ideas, you can go through the Journal.
- Free of distraction that writing on devices could cause.
- It’s fun!
How to choose a notebook:
- Make sure the paper is thick enough for the pen to not bleed through.
- The notebook can be big or small depending on your preference.
- If you make lots of mistakes, it’s better to get a spiral notebook since it’s easier to tear out pages.
- Get a hard cover for protection, if you’re planning to take your notebook everywhere.
Some notebook I personally tried and or heard about:
(Moleskine, Smythson, Leuchtturm)
Obviously, You don’t have to buy an expensive notebook, any good quality notebook will do! As long as it meets the description I mentioned above, it should be good to use.
So what can you write in a Writer’s Journal?
- You can start by introducing who you are and why you write; this way, if you ever lose motivation to write you can see what makes you write in the first place.
- Write about random conversations you overheard.
- Ideas you get in the shower or before you sleep that you don’t want to forget.
- Interesting stories that happened to you or someone you know.
- Dreams or nightmares.
- Practice describing any object or person in front of you.
- Write new vocabulary you learned.
- Write a sentence you like that you want to use later.
- Inspiring quotes
- You can even print out images and stick it in your journal!
If you end up starting a writer’s journal, I’d love to see it! You can share it with me on Instagram!