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JournalTalk Q&A Podcast Logo with Heather Seversen

Q&A: “How Can I Stay Consistent in My Journal-Writing?”

JournalTalk Q&A Podcast Logo with Heather SeversenMaking a return on JournalTalk, Heather Severson is back to help me answer a few of your journal-writing questions.

Those who have experienced the relief, the insight, the rekindling of passion, or any other benefit from their writing, have noticed how momentary it can be. And when our attention goes sailing another direction, it is normal to forget to come back and keep the writing habit going. That’s why so many people ask for tips on how to keep their journal-writing consistent.

Heather and I share some basic and advanced strategies for staying with your writing. Because this is one of the most common questions I get, I’ve also written a short eBook about it which you can get right here.


Staying Started

Fuel the dialogue: Have you noticed that you get far more from your writing when you do it consistently? Or, do you prefer to turn to your journal only on special occasions?

You may send 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). If your question is featured, we will send you a thank-you gift for sharing your voice! (JournalTalk Q&A, Episode #17, December 2, 2014)

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Music: Pond5.com
Voiceover: Thomas Gerrard

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The Journal-Writer’s Guide to Staying Started


One of the most common questions I answer in my journal-writing courses is “How can I keep consistent in my writing?”  In this special episode of JournalTalk, I share some material from my new, upcoming course, Getting Started, Staying Started; and I propose that today is the best time to consider your New Year’s Resolutions.

Rather than basing our goals on a twelve-o-clock wish without any plan or support, what if we take just a few minutes each day, starting now, to make a fresh start.  The reason so many people fail to keep their resolutions isn’t laziness or lack of motivation.  We’re great at starting something new, but we don’t always know how to stay started!  I share three traits of successful journal-writers that keep high enthusiasm for their personal growth.  And I offer a special introductory discount for my three-week journaling workshop that starts December 1st. (JournalTalk, Episode #18, October 28, 2013) 

Staying Started e-book

SPECIAL OFFER: Click the book image for a special offer on my book, “The Journal-Writer’s Guide to Staying Started.”

Music: AudioNetwork.com
Voiceover: Tami Egbert, Pam Alexander
Logo Art: Wendy Kipfmiller, Snixysnix.com

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