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The beginning for a writer is the journal. I say this because it is the testing grounds for all your styles and ideas. If you do not keep a journal, it will be hard for you to be a good writer in almost any field.

You should write a little every day if you want to cultivate your literary skills. That's the beauty of a journal... because you don't need a revolutionary idea or original thought to write a successful entry into your journal. Other types of writing are not as forgiving; when you write poetry when you don't feel poetic or a story when you don't feel inspired, you will likely not turn out highly artistic words.


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Posted on Apr 26, 2019 | Last Updated Apr 26, 2019
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Posted on Apr 23, 2019 | Last Updated Apr 23, 2019

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Posted on Jul 10, 2018 | Last Updated Jul 10, 2018

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Posted on Jan 6, 2018 | Last Updated Feb 2, 2018

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Posted on Jun 15, 2017 | Last Updated Jun 16, 2017
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Posted on Jan 27, 2017 | Last Updated Feb 16, 2017

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Posted on Aug 9, 2016 | Last Updated Aug 9, 2016
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Posted on Jun 7, 2015 | Last Updated Jun 7, 2015

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Posted on Dec 7, 2014 | Last Updated Dec 7, 2014

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