Journaling: Growing as a Writer
Course ID: LC010
Current Openings: Yes
Journaling can make you a better writer. As writers we're always looking for ways to spark our creativity and sharpen our writing skills. The key we've heard over and over again is "write every day." By keeping a journal and exploring different journaling techniques, you can achieve your writing agenda and also make discoveries about yourself at the same time.
This eight-week course will help you explore twelve journaling techniques plus creative ways to keep you growing as a writer.
The objectives for this course are as follows, to:
Lesson 1: Overview and Getting Started
Lesson 2: Writing the Character Sketch, Practice and Stretching
Lesson 3: Jumping Off With Springboards and Writing Sprints
Lesson 4: Clustering, Mind Mapping, or Idea Webbing
Lesson 5: Different Types of Journals and Captured Moments
Lesson 6: Making the List and Checking It Twice
Lesson 7: Unsent Letters
Lesson 8: Talk to Yourself: Writing Dialogues
Lesson 9: Poetry and Pictures
Lesson 10: Sum It Up - Writing Summaries
Lesson 11: Dreams - Living Large
Lesson 12: A Month's Worth and Taking Stock
Deborah Bouziden has been keeping a journal since she was nine. She has been writing and publishing since 1985. In that time, she has published over 400 articles for such varied publications, including:
She has contributed to five books and published five of her own. Bouziden teaches journaling, creative writing, and is an editing and marketing consultant, as well as creativity coach. She credits journaling with helping her reach her goals. To find out more about her, visit her website at www.deborahbouziden.com.
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