Long ago you kept a diary. Do you remember? That’s how you first got noticed. It wound up being a series called “Dear Diary” which ran in Dramatics Magazine. It was probably a launching pad for Talent.
Now that you are more mature, I want to encourage you to keep a journal. I know your English teacher has suggested the same thing. Hers was for extra credit, I believe. This one can tag on to that. It’s for personal enlightenment. Write about what you are feeling and thinking. Write about what you believe. Write your wishes and hopes and even your fears if you want to.
Not sure how to start? Start with what happens today. Things come up. You might also start with this article full of suggestions for keeping a journal. I’ve shared it with the women on Story Circle Network, and I’d like you to have your own copy. So Many Benefits from Journaling That link should take you right to the article on Story Circle Network. Write back and let me know what you think, okay?
Thanks for your questions, Sandee. They are good ones.
I encourage you to write at least 5 days a week, especially at the start. It’s up to you though.
You may share it with any teacher you want. You can even leave it on Bowen’s desk if you think she should journal.
What you share, when you share, how much you share, and what new work comes out of it are all up to you, okay?