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What About Journaling?

Can you journal?

As humans, we are all storytellers, and how we record our stories is often a function of available technology. Video, text, recordings, are all legitimate and interesting ways to tell a story. However, if you want to change, you need to write it all out.  To truly and beautiful change your own mind, how you think and how you react, the best system is to write by hand.  Old fashion, effective.

Old fashion typewriter

Should I share my journal?

By every god, no.  If you write thinking someone else will read, it will change your work, and not for the better.  You want the truth, you want change, you don’t want an audience.

 I know everything about Journaling 

I take classes, seminars and re-invent my approach all the time.  We come to the page differently every day.  Maybe you become adept at spinning all your journal writing to be positive and transformative.  Great!  The next big step is to use your creative time to invent something brand new.  

What if I don’t have time to journal?

I hear you. We are busy. You can make an effective change by journaling for ten minutes a day. In my journaling classes, we review how to find that ten minutes and how to maximize it so you reap all the life-changing benefits of journal writing in the available time you have.

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Catharine Bramkamp is a successful writing coach and author. She has published over 300 newspaper and magazine articles in publications like Modern Maturity (AARP), SF Chronicle and Santa Rosa Magazine. She was a contributor to two Chicken Soup Books and has published anthologies of her work, non-fiction works and novels. Her work has also appeared in a number of poetry and fiction anthologies. She has experimented with the self-publishing world since 2001. She has published and self-published seven books through companies like Author House, author assist companies like 3L Publishing and through traditional publishers like Write Life. Her poetry collection, Ammonia Sunrise, will be released in August 2011 by Finishing Line Press and her mystery novel, In Good Faith will be released by Write Life in 2011. Catharine holds a BA in English from UCSB and a MA in English from Sonoma State University. She is a 25 year member of California Writer’s Club. She is an adjunct professor for the University of Phoenix. She works with authors of both fiction and non-fiction to make their dream of producing a book come true. For more information on that, visit her at Catharine has lived in Sonoma County for 25 years and considers wine a food group. She is married to an adorable and very patient man who complains he’s never featured in any of her books. Her grown children who are featured in a few of her books have fled the county.

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