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  1. Great interview! A lot of fun to read.

    Danielle’s question:
    Do you keep a journal? Do you think keeping a journal has helped you become a better writer, or that it could if you started one?

    My answers:
    I do keep a journal. Several in fact. One for each story, one for each painting (I’m an artist, too), a personal journal, a general writing journal, a general studio journal (which doesn’t see much activity), and a prayer journal.

    I’ve been keep the personal journal the longest. I started that December 1, 1989.

    Has it helped me become a better writer? By virtue of the fact that it has meant I write, yes. But it’s been a glorified diary more than a writing tool or writing teaching tool.

    And that’s what makes Danielle’s method of journaling so intriguing. A couple years ago, I set a goal of writing my journal entries in a more creative fashion. That resolution didn’t get very far off the ground. I’m looking forward to Danielle’s book as a motivation to set that goal again for 2015.

    Thanks again for the sharing the interview!

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    • Carrie – thanks for your response! Great answer. Good luck with your renewed goal :).

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    • Hi, Carrie! Thanks for reading. I firmly believe there’s no wrong way to journal. Whatever method you use, it’s about you being you in a comfortable environment. That’s what journaling is all about.

      The specific technique I discuss in the book is just one method amongst many, but one I think can be quite helpful for writers, as you are literally turning the events of your own life into a story, practicing your storycraft on real life models.

      Thanks again for stopping by! Happy journaling!

      ~Danielle

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  2. Thanks so much for having me on your blog, Tami! This was really fun. Good luck to you and your writing!

    ~Danielle

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    • It was my pleasure. I look forward to your book coming out! ~Tami

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