The Complete Idiot's Guide to Journaling

by Joan R. Neubauer

Alpha Books, November, 2000.
Trade Paperback, 365 pages.
ISBN: 0028639804

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Journaling by Joan R. Neubauer Although keeping a journal is not a new idea, since the advent of computers it has become an absolute phenomenon. Although to some it might seem that only a true idiot would not know how to start a journal, this reference goes far beyond the concepts of simply putting pen to paper or keeping an old fashioned diary. This book is a thorough reference about different methods and types of journaling, the process of selecting a journal, how journaling can benefit your health and help you grow as an individual.

After providing an introduction to the journaling and discussing the tools you will need, the book devotes chapters to different types of journals. Some of the journals covered include: the log, the healing journal, the unsent letter journal, the reflective journal, the family journal, the dream journal, the historical journal, the travel log and the writer's journal. The book also provides tips for improving your journal, finding time to write and how to use your computer and the Web. A reference section which lists Internet sites about journaling is also included. If you are serious about starting a journal, then this guide will help you get started and help you select the right journal for you.

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This review was published in the February, 2001 of The Internet Writing Journal.

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