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Hello everyone! A while back, my friend suggested that I keep a writing journal that you carry with you everywhere to write down story ideas, names that you can use for your characters, plan out stories, etc. At first I thought “I don’t know if I’ll do that. I use my iPod for all of my notes.”, but I did not know what I was missing out on!


My brother got me this journal for one of my birthdays, and I’ve always loved it, but I just didn’t know what to write down in there. So I decided that I could use this as my writing journal. I hadn’t really used it much, but last week when we went to Hobby Lobby, I felt so inspired by the flowers there, that I took out my journal and wrote a small scene. I can’t tell you how much fun it was! I thought I would feel weird walking around writing in a journal, but I didn’t feel weird at all. It was AWESOME!

So that is when I got hooked. Every time we went in a store where there were journals I HAD to peek at them! There are seriously so many awesome journals out there, I could have a whole bookshelf just filled with blank journals! I love them! πŸ˜€


Yesterday, we went to WalMart and I got the adorable journal pictured above! I adore polka dots and I loved how it said “Write” on the cover!


And of course if you’ve got a cute journal, you just gotta have an adorable pen! I’ve had this awesome donut pen for a few years (actually it was a backup. The first one died so I’ve been using this one for a couple weeks now.) that I got from Target. I’m in love with donuts, so writing in a perfect journal with a donut pen is just awesomely fun! πŸ˜€


Here’s a peek inside my jumbo journal! Oh, I guess I forgot to mention that it was jumbo, huh? LOL! I love the inside because there are different color pages and each page has a little date box in the corner :)


Here are my two writing journals side by side. My jumbo journal I will use at home, and the small one I’ll use on the go :)


I just have to say that if you love to write and hope to be an author someday as I do, I highly recommend having a writing journal! I’m loving mine and they are such a huge help with planning out stories and what your characters will be like.

I know I have already said a few things you could put in your writing journal, but here’s a list with a few more ideas:

– Plan a story
– List your characters and describe their personalities
– Write down first names and last names you could use for characters
– Write down any quotes, lyrics, etc. that inspire you
– Things that you need to work on improving in your writing
– New words you learn that you’d like to use in your stories
– And so much more!

If you start a writing journal, please let me know in the comments section down below! :)

Do you enjoy writing?


10 Responses to Writing Journal

  • *screams*
    OH MY GOSH!! πŸ˜€ Your journals (especially the first one) are so pretty and cute! (Can you tell that I love journals? LOL!)
    And that donut pen is awesome! I’ve never seen it at my Target(s) (I live near like three of them), but now I’m going to keep my eyes open for it!
    I might have to try that “writing journal in a store” idea. It sounds really fun. I have a mini notebook that I use for story ideas, character descriptions, etc., and it’s the only notebook that really fits in my purse, so that would be perfect to bring with me places. :)
    This was a great post! πŸ˜€

    • LOLOL! Thank you!! πŸ˜€
      Oh, I got my donut pen several years ago, so I’m not sure if they have them anymore, but it’s definitely worth it to keep your eyes open wherever you go! :)
      Yeah, it is SO much fun! πŸ˜€
      Thank you! :)

  • Oh yeah, and whenever I’m in a store I always look at the journals too. :)

  • I do have a ton of blank journals, and I don’t enjoy Short Answer and Extended Response questions on tests, but I enjoy when I get to write about my own likes. I am working on 3 right now. One is a Taylor Swift spiral notebook, which I have used as a planner, I have drawings in it, and my Elementary school has a contest to see who read the most over the summer, and I have written down how many minutes I have read each day, and in 16 days I will find out who won!

  • Whaaaa? You’ve never had a journal at all? I have had a diary since I was six, and since then my entries have grown longer- and I have a massive collection of notebooks. Notebooks/diaries/journals are defiantly my hobby. I have lots of notebooks for randomness :-) lol

    • LOL! Nope! I have always loved writing things down, though and have gone through several notebooks, but I’ve never kept an actual journal :)
      That’s so fun! I’d love to have a huge collection of journals! And notebooks… I recently got two new notebooks, but I don’t even know what I’ll use one of them for LOL! πŸ˜€

  • Where do you get jumbo journals like that? I have walmarts and targets and hobby lobby and all that good stuff in my area and my sister got me a really really big one for christmas years ago and I haven’t ever seen them since

    • Oh that’s weird! I got mine at WalMart a couple of months ago. It was around the time when stores were starting to get school things in and there were a million journals and notebooks at mine πŸ˜‰
      I hope you find some more big ones soon! Maybe you could try looking online? :)

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