Writing a journal doesn’t need to be a factual record of what you did or thought. Rather, it is how the event made you feel. That way allows you to get closer to the truth. You are your life’s editor, imposing a shape and theme on an untidy sprawl of half-remembered events.
Writing everyday keeps the creative juices flowing. The journal becomes a source for ideas as well as an instrument for practising and refining writing skills and techniques, such as description, character delineation, and dialogue.
Begin there with what you find most interesting.Begin with anything that bothers you – be honest, be angry.Begin with what haunts you: it maybe a person you know, a newspaper story, a photograph, something you overheard on the bus.
Keeping a journal is not necessarily just an accurate factual record of what happened or what you thought. Rather, write about how you feel about what happened because that is closer to your truth.