Smart writers will know right away that this need not be a personal journal, but a tool that prompts you to work on whatever needs work on a regular basis. Here are some ways I'd use this program to advance your writing:
- To collect thoughts on a particular assignment (you can look at your entries online anytime, with complete security);
- To work on a fix to your writing that needs attention, now. Need to nail your opening lines, paragraph structure, or self-edits? Here's a tool that will remind you to practice daily.
- To put lines down. Sometimes, the best way to improve your writing is just to do it, no assignment necessary. Use the journal to record what you see, what impressed you, what you want to try.
- To record your writing accomplishments privately. Keeping a record of what you've done well and how you did it can help you see your progress over time...and might make the basis for a well-reasoned pitch for a raise or advancement later.
- To record ideas for pitches, articles and future projects. You've got to keep them somewhere, or you'll forget. Why not spend 5 to 15 minutes a day brainstorming and recording the results?
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