I’ve been reading a bit about journaling …..incidentally a diary is a journal is a diary. The two words are interchangeable. While googling, I discovered that there are many misconceptions about the diary and the journal being two very different things. Would really like your feedback on this.
I’m also a big fan of published diaries- it is ironic that what you write for yourself can become an object of some other’s scrutiny.
Here’s an excerpt of the article I wrote @ Indireads:
“I like the idea of a journal because I write it for me, meaning I am my Target Audience—this gives my imagination a lot of free rein.
Take a look at some of poet Bernadette Mayer’s journal concepts: Dreams, food, finances, ideas, love, ideas for architects, city designs…even telephone conversations. There are six pages of journaling ideas and concepts that Bernadette lists. It is a landmine of prompts and I’m thinking of posting it in my room. You should too.”
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