She is now working as a part-time consultant while juggling her mommy life and writing life. When you meet people virtually you have no idea about their journey. How it is that our paths crossed? With women I have interviewed for over three years, I have found a common string.
Getty Science magazine recently released a study on the effects of diary writing for college and high school students. The results showed that students experiencing test anxiety and who wrote about their disquiet in a diary right before the exam performed better on the test by half a grade.
Dictionaries and diaries are old friends; what better way to learn new words than expressing your thoughts in writing? Diary comes from the Latin word diarium. The playwright Ben Jonsona contemporary of Shakespeare, was the original shortener of diarium to diary.
The word first appeared in in his play Volpone. Diaries differ from journals in that they are updated daily. In the modern use of the word, a diary is of a private nature, often written for an audience of one. Recently, diaries have moved online as web logs or blogs. These differ from the personal, handwritten sort of diary by aiming for a large audience.
A diary is a sort of gym for the idiolect. Do you keep a diary?
Have you found it a useful remedy to test anxiety? Tell us what you think!Use a diary yourself - Even if it is only to write your shopping list in, let your kids see you writing in a diary. Don't nag - A hands off approach is usually the best method. Read books in which the main character keeps a journal - this is a nice subtle way to encourage journal writing.
Write down three of your father’s favorites (it could be his favorite singer, his favorite book or author, his favorite movie, his favorite time of the year, his favorite basketball player, his favorite artist, his favorite meal, his favorite dessert, and so on).
A 'Desert Island Discs' themed Diary activity. This website and its content is subject to our Terms and Conditions. 1. Write the story you’d most want to read.
Don’t write a story just because you think it might be a bestseller or that it would make Great Aunt Edna proud. Think about the books you love, the ones you really lose yourself in. If those are mysteries, then don’t try to write an historical.
As a title you may write "baby diary" and in a smaller font "First year" or "First twelve months". Write your baby's first and last name on the cover or on the first page.
Then add a short title, the single experiences and development steps with indication of date, texts and photos in a chronological order. This is the classic on writing style that almost every writer of note has a copy of.
It is an enduring masterpiece whether you are writing a nonfiction book, a novel, an article or blog post. 2. The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. A book not just about writing but an instruction manual on training your mind to be more creatively productive.