Class Giveaway from Angie Lucas, Grammar-Free Journaling

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We love giving away prizes and are thrilled to have the opportunity to give you a chance to win a class with Angie Lucas of Big Picture Classes, Grammar-Free Journaling.

Tell fun new stories with 12 unique journaling strategies—no paragraphs required! These unconventional (and yet entirely useful) writing strategies will have you telling awesome stories in completely new ways. Would you like to be free? To be Grammar-Free?

About the Class

Grammar-Free Journaling, a 4-week writing workshop, will help you tell truly compelling stories in creative new formats using the fewest words possible—and to stress less about paragraph flow, sentence structure, transitions, and the rules of writing. You don’t have to be a great writer for this class; that’s the beauty of going grammar free! But remember, you are better than you think you are.

Who is Angie? She is the Editorial Director at Big Picture Classes, a professional writer and editor since 1998, the founder of Ella Publishing Co., the former managing editor at Simple Scrapbooks magazine.


How to Enter

To enter, leave a comment telling us about your biggest journaling challenge. Post by 11:59pm Eastern on Sunday, August 18th. Also, make sure to follow Angie’s blog ‘Yeah, Write’ for more wonderful inspiration.

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  1. Heather

    The class sounds interesting and old be just what I need to re-kindle my creativity. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  2. Kate Anne

    I think my biggest challenge is the journaling itself. It’s sad that I don’t journal a lot on my pages, cos I don’t know how to write beyond the who/what/when/why/how. And hope that I can get a lot of inspiration from this class. Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. Betsy K

    Yikes – journaling scares the heck out of me. On several occasions I have left pages undone because I couldn’t write anything. I need all the help I can get. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  4. Candice S. in Colorado

    My biggest journaling challenge is finding new and different ways to describe moments without sounding redundant or repetitive. You’d think it would be easy enough to tell two separate events in a totally different manner, but I find myself using the same ole adjectives, same verbiage, etc., same journaling different day kind of thing.

    Thanks for this awesome opportunity!

  5. justasiam

    My biggest challenge in journaling is to think beyond the facts and decide what to include that might interest those reading the scrapbook (or whatever project) page. It is sometimes hard to figure exactly what I want to say about an event that is in interesting form.

  6. Mary LaFountain

    My biggest challenge is knowing when to stop – is it enough or too much? Words are what I know (fledgling writer) and I know a lot of them!! What a fun and informative class. it is just what I need. Thanks for the opportunity.

  7. Dana B.

    My biggest journaling challenge is just to journal. I always say I will come back and do it later.

  8. carrie a.

    I talk too much. And ramble. My biggest challenge is being succinct and staying focused. It’s especially hard because it take me soooo much time to write anything. I spend more time figuring how to get the words right than I do actually creating a layout.

  9. Catherine

    Sometimes the biggest challenge for me can be having TOO MUCH to write about. I want so badly to capture all the sweet stories and funny moments of my children’s days that I can get overwhelmed as to how to tackle it all. I’ve no good system and end up with notes scribbled everywhere. Add to that that I’m often coming to my journaling at the end of the day when I’m exhausted and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. All too often these stories which seem so vibrant and alive in my head come off so flat and blah on the page. They are just not capturing the memory as vividly as I want. I would be grateful for the help this class would offer. Thank you for considering me.

  10. Jen

    My biggest challenge is slowing down and thinking about what I want to say. I’m usually scrapping and doing 100 things and I can do that with design, but not journaling. I love the pages that I journaled on the very best, but find I include my stories less and less. I need to revisit and revise 🙂

  11. Cathy

    Loved hearing you on Paper clipping Round Table and thanks for the opportunity to take this class!

  12. Sue

    My biggest journaling challenge is getting past the who,what,where, when, how details.

  13. Heather V

    My biggest journaling challenge is remembering the details. I should write things down as they happen so they’re ready to go when I scrap!

  14. Amy M.

    I’m struggling with just getting it down on paper in an engaging ways these days. I feel like much of my journaling is uninspired and boring. I’d love to add some pizazz!

  15. Bdaiss

    Getting it from my computer on to the paper. I keep a journal for myself consistently, but I’m not always happy with my “voice” and so it stays in the computer rather than making it to the page. Thanks for the chance!

  16. DoggiNo

    I have either too little to say or too much. It’s hard to find the right balance. And it’s sounds “made” most of the time.
    Thanks for the chance.

  17. S K

    I love to write down the family story. I would like to write about my grandmas, my mothers and my live in comparison. Think that would be a great challenge.

  18. Delanie

    I have trouble writing something heartfelt without loosing my ‘voice’.

  19. Melinda Wilson

    My biggest challenge is getting started and it not sounding boring.

  20. Kelly MacKinnon

    In my mind, when I am thinking of what happened, it flows naturally. But when I go to actually put the story on paper, it does not come out as I had thought it in my mind.

    • Jennifer Wilson

      Maybe you can try writing it out and then re-arranging to better match what was in your mind?


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