“If there is no dull and determined effort, there will be no brilliant achievement.” —Hsun-tzu, Chinese Philosopher Journals are considered a …How To Put Together A Writing Journal
The blank page isn’t enough
Starting a new journal can be exciting and fun! It really can be when there are so many options and opportunities to explore your personal mind-space.
BUT sometimes, inspiration doesn’t strike. The words don’t flow, nothing comes out.
Writing is a practice of letting go. Of exploration. And explorers need tools.
Start with the basics
Explore writing in your journal with some basic prompts that excite and invigorate your energy. Keep them handy.
Later, expand when you really want to explore, add new writing tools and prompts. Pre plan writing sessions with these prompts and mind-mapping tools.
Mind-Mapping tools for journaling
- Expansion of an article that you found interesting or helpful.
- Quadrant chart
- Reflection of another’s writig
- Visual web
- Process flow diagram
- Kan-Ban board
- Time Limit
- Poetry stanzas
Thank you for reading! What mind mapping tools and writing prompts do you like to use?