Inspired to Write? Begin Playfully
In my possibly-very-controversial opinion, there’s a wrong way and a right way to journal. The right way naturally brings you good feelings—elation, joy, relief, triumph, peace. The wrong way makes you feel yucky.
When I first became a writing coach, a client came to me who wrote in a journal, stream of consciousness, every morning. She’d read in a book that she shouldn’t worry about what she wrote, just get it all out.
Great if that works, but the more she wrote the more cranky and miserable she grew. Now, sometimes, to get to the root of an issue, you may need to travel to those deep, dark caverns in your psyche, but the idea is to shed light on the pain and feel good afterward–at least in my book.
Here’s an article I wrote for Aspire Magazine online to share how to journal the juicy, joyful way.
Also, if you’re thinking about writing a book and need help getting started–or if you’ve started and stopped and need help to move forward–join me and Leili McKinley for this free teleseminar on Wed. night, April 28 (tomorrow!). Send us your most burning questions about writing a book and becoming an author–or ask us right on the call!