THE JOY OF JOURNALS
Do you want to write, but don't know where to begin? Is your busy day so full that you don't think you even have time to write?
The answer might be to start a journal. Journal writing is very popular these days. It offers everyone (writers and non-writers alike) the chance to reflect upon life in a creative way. Journals are especially great for aspiring writers. They offer a way to work on your writing; they force you to write everyday; they can even aid you in coming up with ideas for articles, short stories, or whatever it is you write.
Two types of journals usually work for writers. The first is free-write journaling. You use your journal to writing impression of the world around you and about your spiritual life, to write your thoughts and opinions, and to chronicle your life. It's similar to a diary.
A second method is idea journaling. You use your journal as a storehouse for impressions and ideas. You would carry this journal around with you, writing down any ideas you have about such things as God and His world, people, circumstances, events and subjects. You can develop ideas for publishable pieces from this journal.
If you don't spend time with a journal, how can you start?