Journal Writing as My Medicine and Muse

A new article, Journal Writing as My Medicine and Muse, by Joan Leof was posted on  I think this excerpt expresses what many journal-writers long to hear:

“If you want to start a memoir now, you can do what I did – just go back to the journals that contain the years and the themes you want to deal with. I did not read all the journals. I did not read any books on how to harvest my journals. You may want to.

I relied more on my belief in journaling as a template for making things happen in my life. If I could make things happen in all areas of my life, as documented in my journal, then I could make my memoir happen.”

Look for an interview with Joan Leof in a JournalTalk podcast episode coming soon, “Turning Journals into Memoirs”.

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