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Heather Severson on JournalTalk

Q&A: “What Kind of Journal-Writing Makes for the Best Future Reading?”

Heather Severson on JournalTalkJoyce asked a beautiful journaling question: “How can I write in my journal in a way that I’ll enjoy re-reading my entries in years to come?”

Seasoned journal-writers know that there’s a treasure chest full of good reasons to go back and re-read past journal entries. But often those gems of wisdom are hard to locate among all the “chatter” that often permeates the pages.

Heather Severson, my friend who founded the Write It Out Journal Workshops returns this episode to join me in sharing tips about journaling in such a way that makes future reading more interesting. We both conclude that this is one of those journal-writing paradoxes: The most fun and interesting entries to read later are the ones which are simply honest and present, seemingly written for no future audience!

Fuel the Dialogue: Do you write for your future self to read? What types of your writing do you most enjoy reading later? Post your responses at the bottom of this webpage, in the comments section.

You may email your own journaling question to be featured on a future episode of JournalTalk. Or, pick up the telephone and leave a voicemail with your question at 1-805-751-6280 (only normal toll charges may apply). When your question is featured, we will send you a thank-you gift for sharing your voice! (JournalTalk Q&A, Episode #27, April 21, 2015)

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