Hello Cherries and Chestnuts, I wonder what opportunities you have had to write.
I thought I would share some of the things I have been doing at home. I have been writing shopping lists, letters and birthday cards to my friends and family. I have also been keeping a journal to write down different ideas and poems.
A writer’s notebook is a place where you can write all kinds of things: ideas, questions, thoughts, poems, songs and stories.
Why write in a journal?
- The more you write about what you see and hear, the more observant you’ll become.
- The more you write, the more your writing will improve overall.
- The act of writing down an idea often stimulates more ideas!
Journal writing tips
There is no right or wrong way to keep a writer’s notebook. Here are some suggestions:
- Pick a notebook that you like: a spiral notebook, a binder, a blank book. It doesn’t have to be fancy. In fact, sometimes if it’s too fancy, you might be afraid to write in it.
- Write whatever pops into your head that you find interesting: a dream, a conversation, a description of something you see, an idea for a poem, a story, a song, character names, etc.
- Dictate: if you find it hard to get your thoughts or ideas down, ask someone else to write for you. Make sure they use your words.
- Take your writer’s notebook with you EVERYWHERE.
- Date your entries: you might want to know when you came up with an idea later.