Theme

 

” To produce a mighty book, you must create a mighty theme.”

Herman Melville

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Wrapping myself in a book

Dear Fellow Journalers,

Wrapping myself in a book

Wrapping myself in a book

Let’s face it, over the course of your reading career, you’ve been devoured by a book. You plucked it off a library or bookstore shelf and the title or brief description caused you to exclaim “I have to read this!” You sat  down with your beverage and immediately were drawn into the characters, the plot, the time frame and time literally slipped away.

When I was a youngster, my favorite thing to do was to curl up in a tree in our backyard and read Nancy Drew books. I remember reading The Wind in the Willows under the bed covers with a flashlight one summer night when I was on vacation in North Carolina.

Some books you have to read slowly. Undaunted Courage by Stephen  E. Ambrose is a book that I am reading now. It is about the adventures of Lewis and Clark. It is fascinating. I find myself drawn into the lives of those explorers and  the sights and experiences they had for the first time.

Argo, How the CIA and Hollywood pulled off the most audacious rescue in history by Antonio Mendez is about the Iranian Hostage Crisis.  This is another type of slow-read book. “365 Journal Writing Ideas” by Rossi Fox begins with a quote from Maud Hart Lovelace. “Isn’t it mysterious to begin a new journal? I can run my fingers through the fresh clean pages but I cannot guess what the writing on them will be.” I’ve used this book all year  and savored it.

Words on a  page, no matter how written, can inspire you to action. The words you write in your journal are for the most part, only  for you. They are your life and history.

Have you ever gone back to an older journal and wondered if you should re-write passages? Personally, I don’t think this is a good idea.No matter how long its been since you wrote in that journal, you’ve grown and your perspective has changed. Your NEW words reflect that so when you wrap yourself in that book or journal, remember to savor the moments.

~Sallie

 

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Prompts

Prompts

Dear Fellow Crafters/ Journalers,

     In this post we’ll talk about the dreaded blank page. Writers call these bits of thought  prompts. My suggestion is to create a Prompt Jar and write down all the prompts you see below (and as the year goes on, I’ll send you more!) and put the pieces of paper in your jar. When you get stuck, pull out one or two and start writing. To create a Prompt Jar you can use an empty Yankee Candle Jar. I can send you the link, if you are interested.

     The category list is long and the March Prompt list is at the bottom.

  1. Weekend Scribblings
  2. Lists
  3. Confessions
  4. Quotes
  5. The most …..
  6. My Bucket List
  7. Visual
  8. Musical
  9. 3 Things
  10. 100 things I love
  11. Traditions
  12. It’s over
  13. Letter writing
  14. Momentous occasions
  15. My Life Story
  16. Double Dare Me
  17. Feel free to add

March Prompts

  •      Dear Past Me
  •      My favorite book list
  •      The most fun I ever had as a kid
  •      3 things I absolutely must have to create a card
  •      My favorite Irish …..

 

~Sallie

Copyright – 2014 by Uniquelyyourscraftjournal

All rights reserved.

Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given

To Sallie and uniquelyyourscraftjournal with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

You may reach Sallie at uniquelyyourscraftjournal@outlook.com

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