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How To: Keep A Journal

some quick tips

1. Make it Desirable

If you’re like most of the population (aka not Tavi Gevinson), and keeping a journal isn’t the easiest thing for you, pick out a journal you will want to write in. Pick one with birds on it, pick one with stripes, pick out the hipster-est leather bound journal ever (or bound it yourself whoa), whatever your heart desires, just make sure its something you want to write in.

2. Make it Functional

You’ll want to carry this thing around with you wherever you go (see next tip!), so make sure its a small enough size that you can chuck it in your bag in the mornings, but not so small that writing in those last couple lines at the bottom of the page feels like heading into battle. (trust me this makes a huge difference)

3. Bring it Everywhere

Yes, I mean everywhere. You never know when the opportune moment strikes. When you have that epiphany while staring at street art, write it down. No - you won’t remember it. Thank me later.

4. Make it Fun!

This is so important. Alot of times keeping a journal can become a chore, and that’s not what it is supposed to be about. Do little things to make writing a more enjoyable experience. Write in colored pens, don’t erase, let your thoughts come as they are. Doodle in the margins, or print out pictures of your favorite celebrities and glue them on the pages. If you can’t think of anything to write, write down the lyrics of your favorite songs.

5. Understand It May Not Look Like One You Saw On Tumblr

I see so many pictures of adorable journals on tumblr, and more often than not your journal won’t look like that, unless you have boatloads of extra time. I’m not saying you can’t make it cute, you totally can, but if you’re anything like me, it will most likely be just pages of scribbled thoughts, and its important to know that thats okay.

6. Write As Often As Possible

I’ve actually found the more often I write, or doodle in my journal, the more creative I feel. Its like getting rid of all the tangled thoughts in my head to make way for the fun stuff! I understand, you lead a busy life, but try to write a little something each day, even if its just writing down what you had for breakfast, or 3 good things that happened to you that day.

7. Do What You Want

Its your journal. Write what you want when you want. Its your own space to do with whatever you want. Its your little garden of thoughts. Its for you, so let your ideas flow onto the page, and start writing!

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Thermochromic table by Jay Watson

imagine banging someone on that table

imagine being home alone and seeing imprints on that table

noooooo stop

Imagine having a friend sit at that table for a long while, but when they get up there’s no imprints at all.

What if you got up after trying to console a crying friend, and found that you had no imprints… and they were crying because they missed you?

Did this thread just inadvertently write an entire Supernatural episode?

The no-imprint one is Noah Czerny.

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Paying a visit to a not so paper Paper Town. @johngreenwritesbooks #papertowns #agloe #dftba #nerdfighter

What! That sign is so fancy and REAL!

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a couple shots of us from david branson’s #juneportraitseries 

they are so adorable. and look at the matching socks thebookishdragon

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One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.
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Treat all your secondary characters like they think the book’s about them.
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We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have travelled from the point where they started.
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The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.
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What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? — it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-by. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.
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Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.
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See those veins? I know I have blood in them and I know I have a soul inside of me and I know I have a life worth living. Although… right now it’s not much. But I know I have it.
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Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.
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Books were my first introduction to stories—why I love making movies. " JL

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May 3, 2014

     I was laying in bed when I thought of this, and practically threw myself across the room to a pen and some paper to write it down. 

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Hi! Hello!!
I am a massive book nerd and love anything to do with books! I mainly post book quotes and pretty book pictures, as well as the occasional review and other book-related lists.
At the moment, most of the books I read are Young Adult Fiction but I honestly enjoy reading books from basically every genre.
My favourite books and book series (and the fandoms I am active in) are:
• Harry Potter (of course)
• The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater!!
• The Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu!!
• ALL of Melina Marchetta's books (but especially On the Jellicoe Road and the Lumatere Chronicles)
• More. Many, many more books.
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