I enjoyed all the responses to my post last week about personal libraries and how many books we have, don’t have, need to get rid of, and so on.
On a similar track… I’ve always enjoyed journaling and my mom and friends know that, so I’m always receiving beautiful journal books for special occasions.
I can use journals for:
- Personal thoughts
- Notes about individual novels I plan to write (someday)
- Short stories that need to spurt onto a page
- Trip planning
- Story idea collecting
- 5-year journal for brief snippets of my day
- Morning pages
- Personal growth (some journals come with daily exercises)
- Wines I’ve tried
- Books I want, are recommended, have read, have reviewed…
I also have a collection of various types of notebooks and note pads and use those for writing workshops, writing group exercises, conferences, and so on. It’s difficult to pass up back-to-school specials on some spiral bound notebooks or pads of paper – so I have a lot!
Do you find different uses for different types of journal books, notebooks, and note pads? Do you have a favorite type of journal or notebook that you use most often?
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