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Journaling — now and forward
Perhaps you write in a journal daily, or weekly, or when something life-changing happens- or- you’ve thought about writing, but are looking for some traction to get started…
The Library’s free monthly Journaling Program has been meeting since summer 2016, and includes journal-writers of all levels of experience, as well as those who want to try taking up pen & paper for the first time. All are welcome.
For the moment, while many of us may be working from home- or at least in an isolation that has postponed gathering in groups for the time being, here are some resources to support your writing efforts- wherever you may be now. Many write to preserve the present- for future readers, perhaps to pass along to later generations- or even just to re-read one’s journeys later on.
Journaling amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic:
Write It Down, from the University of Virginia :
Why You Should Keep a Pandemic Journal
Journaling About the Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020, from the Genealogy Reporter:
Journaling, in general, and getting started:
– Journal writing prompts, from Creative Writing Now:
–Reflective Journal Writing Prompts, from Janine Ripper:
– Journal Writing Prompts to Inspire, from Wildflowers and Wanderlust:
About the Craft of Writing:
– Welcome to the Typosphere, for those who love to write by typewriter!
– The Pencil Revolution, inspiring people to write in pencil!
– An Inkophile’s Blog, to remind us of the time-honored fountain pen aesthetic in journaling and letter-writing. Fountain pens are very popular among the PPL’s Journaling in the Library group!
– The Well-Appointed Desk, to add some encouragement for your improvised work-spaces: