Free Mini-Course: The Art & Practice of Journaling

by | Storytelling Ideas | 13 comments

The Art & Practice of Journaling free mini-course from Simple Scrapper offers a guided path to better scrapbook journaling.

The addition of words to a photo is the foundation, the bare minimum, of memory keeping. Without journaling you simply have photography. While photos capture moments in time, it is the words (and the decoration) that elevate and celebrate the memory.

This eight day mini-course is designed to help scrapbookers gain confidence in writing and will address two specific topics:

  • The Habit of Journal-Keeping
  • More Meaningful Journaling

Before we dive into the lessons, I want to explain my philosophy about journals. Like you, I have purchased and not used many a pretty blank book in my day. I set out with good intentions to finally keep a journal, and I get caught up in my own web of perfectionism.

The approaches I share in the first half of this course are not designed for you to write refined chronological memoirs. Instead, my intent is for you to learn how journal-keeping is a mode of practice for storytellers, an essential habit to improve the journaling in your scrapbook albums.

Course Syllabus

  1. To Be a Writer, You Must Write
  2. Prompts to the Rescue
  3. No Safety Net Exercise
  4. Purposeful Practice
  5. Paths to Deeper Meaning
  6. Revelations
  7. Life is a Highway
  8. Heart Songs

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  1. SaBineK.

    What a fun. Looking forward to it. Thanks for that topic.

  2. Honoré

    This is a subject dear to my heart; looking fwd to the series and inspiration.

  3. Lisa Jacobe

    Stories with great journaling is what has been calling to me lately. Very excited about this!

  4. Laura

    Journaling more is one of my goals for 2014. Looking forward to this mini-course!

  5. Margaret

    looking forward to this!

  6. Velma

    This is definitely my weak spot. Looking forward to it.

  7. Libby Wiers

    Sounds like a boost I could use!

  8. Geri

    My journaling sucks!!
    Really looking g forward to this class.

  9. Sherri

    I am really looking forward to learning your tips on journaling. I love journaling in my scrapbooks but get stuck sometimes. Can’t wait!

  10. Ami Pilon

    Me Too, I need to write more stories. and then I can scrap and illustrate.

  11. Carla Conroy

    Looking forward to the class.

  12. Diane Alberts

    This one area I need to improve upon! Thank you for offering this class to us!

  13. Suzana

    I’ll realy like to write. I’ll try to improve my journaling practice!



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