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03 April
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How Do You Keep Your Ideas?

Moleskine page 13, originally uploaded by Jo36.

This journal isn’t mine, but it could be. I use sketchbooks that are huge to just capture ideas. (I also always have a small one with me.) They end up having drawings, lists, mind-maps, pockets pasted in and other paper inside, and pages and pages of writing. I save them all. I’ve needed two lines for a poems before, and have gone back into my journal and found the perfect lines written two years past. I think there is a kind of magic in a journal, don’t you?

03 April
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How Do You Keep Your Ideas?

Moleskine page 13, originally uploaded by Jo36.

This journal isn’t mine, but it could be. I use sketchbooks that are huge to just capture ideas. (I also always have a small one with me.) They end up having drawings, lists, mind-maps, pockets pasted in and other paper inside, and pages and pages of writing. I save them all. I’ve needed two lines for a poems before, and have gone back into my journal and found the perfect lines written two years past. I think there is a kind of magic in a journal, don’t you?

05 October
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Autumn’s Writing Opportunities

Jefferson Wilderness, originally uploaded by nickboren.

Maybe today you could think about Autumn, and write about it in some way. It could just be your daily pages, or how to shape something seasonal into an essay. It’s hard to write about Autumn, and the feelings we have about it in the spring. The opposite is true, but if you’re a freelance writer, you have to now be thinking six months ahead for articles, and as much as a year for the highest paying publications.

If you thought about Autumn today, and wrote it all down, you’d have that writing to come back to, and there are millions of subjects to write about that fit with Autumn. I can think of these right now: trees, nature, colors, apples, festivals, school, weather, coolness, elections, foods….and the list can go on and on. ~Kerri

22 September
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Another Girl At Play

Another Girl At Play, originally uploaded by FunnyBiz.

Here is a fun website, Writers. You can also check
out Alex’s other site, http://www.girlatplay.com

Enjoy. ~Kerri