Creative Writing Journal – How Can A Creative Writing Journal Help My Creative Writing?

by Marjorie J ~ . Filed under: Creative Writing Made Easy, How To Improve Your Writing, How to Start Writing, Increase confidence in your writing skills.

Do you wish you could have more creative writing ideas?

Would you love to be able to write more easily, more abundantly, more deeply?

The best way of being able to do this is by using a creative writing journal.

A creative writing journal is simply a portable notebook or sketchbook you keep with you wherever you go, and jot down your creative writing ideas in when they come to you.

Sounds simple, doesn’t it.

But how, and why, does this help your creative writing?

What makes a creative writer a creative writer? It’s not a trick question.

The answer is: they have creative ideas, they write them down, then they expand upon them so they have poems, stories, scripts and so on.

That’s really all there is to it.

But these three parts in sequence are essential:

1. Having ideas.

2. Capturing ideas.

3. Developing ideas into larger pieces of writing.

If a creative writer doesn’t have any ideas, their writing doesn’t even get started.

Where we often fear we don’t have enough ideas, the truth is that we do have the ideas, we just don’t capture them, then they pass by, forever gone and forgotten.

How often have you had a flash of inspiration, then a few hours, or even a few days later, remembered that you had a good idea, but can’t actually remember what it was?

If a creative writer doesn’t capture their ideas, they’re not a writer, they’re only a thinker!

By using a creative writing journal you capture these ideas, then you can go on to develop them.

All you need to do to capture your ideas is write them down. Use enough detail and description to try to store the essence of the idea, what made it exciting for you the moment it occurred.

The aim is for you to be able to return to your creative writing journal and the idea leaps out at you and gives you the same feeling as it did when it first came to you.

The more practiced you get at doing this, the fewer words you’ll need to jot down in your writing journal to capture this essence.

The final part of being a creative writer is developing your ideas.

If you don’t have any ideas, or you have very few ideas, it’s very difficult to expand them into rewarding pieces of writing.

But because you now have a creative writing journal bursting at the seams with ideas, this whole process is made so much easier for you.

The most effective way to use your creative writing journal here is to just grab the first idea that inspires you in your journal. Go with that creative energy and start writing out from that idea and expanding it how you see fit.

This is how using a creative writing journal can help your creative writing in its 3 essential stages –

1. Having ideas

2. Capturing ideas

3. Developing ideas.

Invest in a creative writing journal for yourself today, start using it and you’ll find in just a few weeks, the difference it make to your creative writing is profound.

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