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I consistently keep a small journal/notebook in my purse, just for thoughts. Sometimes its someone recommending a book to me that I dont want to forget, sometimes its a recipe.

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My playwrighting teacher in my senior year of high school had us all start one and graded them bi-weekly. It was really beneficial to me in getting all the thoughts I have throughout the day down on paper, which helped my mental health as well as accomplished its goal to generate play ideas. Although I've been a bit busy for it since then, I think a journal is an essential tool for any writer. My teacher used to tell us, a good writer writes everyday! (and in that case I'm not a good writer.)

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I've been writing in a diary since I was thirteen years old, and have filled over twenty notebooks. My mother has done the same. I hope to type them all up one of these days to leave them behind as a legacy for my son. Diaries do come in handy. They really help me to remember when specific events of my life happened, such as births, deaths, special events, or even the day I became a published author. They have also helped me to improve my writing skills through regular practice. Writing in a journal is a great way to get those hours in without the pressure to come up with a great story. The story already exists; you just have to write it out.

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I used to write a journal 5 years ago when I had some painful events in my life, but then I decided to stop because it was just so painful to re-read again. I tore the pages and never wrote again.
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I wrote one for years, and I have a whole box of filled-in diaries. Sometimes I go through them for writing ideas. I do not feel right if I do not have a journal in my purse, to write down an idea, a situation, a feeling that might come by. I don't know what I'll do with all the diaries that I have written in over the years!
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I got a journal for my birthday bit stuck on what use it for I want to sort of use to note inspirations

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I used to be very consistent with journaling, unfortunately as I've gotten more responsibilities, journaling has sort of fallen to the side. I need to make an effort to get back into it. I felt when I was journaling I was more creative and my writing skills were improving constantly. Now, I find because I don't do as much writing, it's a lot harder to get into writing when I want to!
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Not particularly. I scribble random stuff everywhere, but I don't have a book I write in consistently. Eventually, the little scraps either get thrown out or find new homes somewhere, so I guess you could say my journelling takes place on scrap paper instead of books. Diary though - used to, on and off, but don't bother anymore. I find it easier to email-rant than diary.
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I have tried keeping a diary many times but they did not last for more than a week or two. So it looks like I am also in the majority of people who do not have one.
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I do not write one. I have tried numerous times but sometimes I am either too tired and all I want to do is read or just sleep from a bad day.
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I had never been one to keep a personal journal. I have composition books filled with short stories, books, and non-fiction writing topics.
It wasn't until later on in life that I started keeping a personal journal for times when I was having trouble processing emotionally. In some respects I wish that I had used the journalling process for this purpose sooner in my life. Oh well, live and learn.
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I started keeping a journal when I was 14 or 15, it was suggested by a counselor to help me deal with the problems of life.
I have never taken anything I have written and converted it into a story, since most of what I write in there is negative and angry.

I like happy positive things that will lift you up and I think I reflect that in my own writing and what I enjoy reading.

I write most days and jot down what happened that day. Things that I did well, things I didn't accomplish and what I want to do the next day, What annoyed me, etc

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This year I tried very hard to start (and continue) journaling. It was definitely not my first attempt. I wrote relatively ambiguous passages for the most part, or often philosophical thoughts and ideas. I hoped that maybe writing in this way would keep me from walking away from writing daily. However, I slowly drifted from writing once a day, to a few times a week, and now I haven't written in months. I would like to pick it back up again, but I am never in the space to just look into myself and write what I find. Sitting and writing my deepest thoughts and ideas was easily one of the most freeing things I could do, and I loved writing by hand so I could just let myself slow in comparison to my fast click clicking away on the modern keyboard. While resolutions are pretty cliche, I might just have one relating to journaling this year.

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I write in two different journals: the first one I write in when something big happens and the second one when I'm in Fasting (from food for religious/health reasons). The second one tends to be more introspective than the first one, but I like to try to remember events that seem big to me, so it's necessary.
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Yes. I have several journals and to my own dismay, others have looked it when I was away at college.
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