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Friday, October 28, 2011


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Why Keep A Journal?

The reasons to keep a journal is
personal, varies. Some writers,
people, prefer to avoid the
routine of documenting daily.

Today, lives are full and a re-
organization is needed to fit-in
another activity. There aren't
many people that would take such
a step for journal keeping.

A journal comments on culture, life
as it's lived.

Culture goes through changes. Culture
in the USA, 1950, is different than
USA, 2011. The many changes include
technology, methods of transferring
knowledge to new generations and the
economic down-turn.

Specifically, land-lines were in
almost every house-hold in the USA,
1950. House-holds in the USA, 2011,
have cell phones, and very few of
the occupants have land-lines.

Journals would've noted the switch
from land-lines to cell phones as
well as news reports about them. A
journal's remarks by friends and
relatives before cell phones became
popular, most likely, could be found.

Journals are a storage of writing
ideas. A possible writing idea:
Are cell phones a necessity or health
risk? Arguments can be made for both
sides of the question.

Methods of transferring knowledge and
the economy's up/downs are more
writing ideas.

Explore the transference of knowledge
to next generations. The process
is the best it can be? If no, how can
it be improved? Spin your answers into
articles, fiction too.

An idea relating to fiction could be
that someone has control of certain
human beings through cell phones. Yet,
some human beings escaped. Why?

A person, writer, jotting down changes
in the economy could offer advice from
his/her journal. At least, mention the
past vs. present situation. Or, a version
of it can be used. Modified? Simple
life adjustments make a difference?

In closing, journals provide a look
at changes in culture and stores tons
of writing ideas.
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Marcella Glenn is a freelance writer who has written news reports, worked in an office, reviewed movies, published a newsletter and had her novel, "Grave Street House," published. She, too, is a Writing Consultant as well as a Personal Coach.

She has tried to go down some of life's other paths. A few paths were a mail-order business, the publishing of a pen-pal newsletter and selling plastic-ware. Only, she was back writing before realizing what she was doing.

She'd critique titles, paragraphs, news reports, that no one submitted to her. She'd stop herself, eventually. Marcella Glenn seemed to be enjoying the act of writing. This is how she knew writing was more than a hobby.

Let it be a lesson in your life too. Is writing calling your name? Or, acting? Teaching? Are you interested in engineering? Have the courage to go for your dreams. Simply, believe in yourself.

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