JP Murphy

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Fret No More: Here’s What to Do When You Finish a First Draft

When you put down the last period on the last page, when you realize, <i>I have written a novel!,</i> you will experience bliss just before the question pierces you like a dart: What do I do now?<p>You should start with some kind of celebration: a glass of bubbly, a long cheerful walk, lunch at a favorite …

Five Books About Writing that Made Me a Better Writer

I started devouring books around second grade and by around fifth grade, I was reading adult fiction along with young adult and middle grade fiction. …

Creative Writing

The Perfect Pen

Gorgeous pens have always symbolized the art of writing at its finest—the quintessential combination of beauty, tradition, and skill. But did you …

Fountain Pens

A Historian's 5 Tips on Writing

Kevin Kruse is professor of history at Princeton University. He is the author of two important works in American religious history: <i>White Flight:</i> …

Creative Writing

Conclusion in Compositions

Glossary of Grammatical and Rhetorical Terms<p>In composition, the term <i>conclusion</i> refers to the sentences or paragraphs that bring a speech, essay, …

commonplace book

Glossary of Grammatical and Rhetorical Terms<p>A <i>commonplace book</i> is a writer's personal collection of quotations, observations, and topic ideas. Also …

Writing

Writer's Notebook

Glossary of Grammatical and Rhetorical Terms<p>A <i>writer's notebook</i> is a record of impressions, observations, and ideas that may eventually serve as the …

A Dude's Bullet Journal Walkthrough

What Is A Commonplace Book & Why You Need One

I<p>often tell people they should always carry a notebook on them to jot down notes and ideas whenever they strike. Even though I’d like to take credit …

Medium – Read, write and share stories that matter

Leonardo da Vinci’s Visionary Notebooks Now Online: Browse 570 Digitized Pages

Quick, what do you know about Leonardo da Vinci? He painted the <i>Mona Lisa</i>! He wrote his notes backwards! He designed supercool bridges and flying …

20 Thought-Provoking Journal Prompts

Many people give up writing in diaries or journals because simply recapping the day to day happenings of their lives seems a bit dull. Whether you’re …

A Three-Color Note-Taking Process

One great way to start making your notes more visual is to use color, so I’d like to share with you a simple yet effective three-color process for …

American Experience

The Great War | Image Gallery<p>Letters from The Great War<p>During World War I, letters were the main method of communication between soldiers and the …

History

How to Become a Prolific Writer

The powerful process that will help you write more in 2017<p>Have you ever looked at the bibliographies of prolific writers and wondered how on earth …

43 Prompts that Will Change Your Life For The Better

“[W]henever you find yourself on the side of the majority; it is time to pause and reflect.” — Mark Twain<p>If I have learned nothing else, I have …

A Reflection on One Year of Daily Journaling

I’ve been journaling quite extensively for a year. I wanted to share my workflow and how journaling has affected my life. In short, journaling has …

Productivity

Pages and Pens – Les Orchard – Medium

Pages and Pens<p><b>TL;DR</b>: I’ve been writing a lot and accumulating fancy pens & ink colors.<p>I’ve been trying to make some changes in my life. I started …

5 Ideas for Your Daily Writing Journal

“Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters.” <br>― <b>Neil Gaiman</b><p>Writing is a form of …

Why Keeping a Daily Journal Could Change Your Life

Is journaling the key to unlocking creative ideas, finding focus and mastering new habits?<p>“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to …

Document Your Life: A Morning/Evening Journaling Routine

A morning and evening journaling prompt to help you reflect and recharge.<p>Christmas, 2005: my Uncle Ken gave me a journal. He told me to write;</i> …

This Journaling Template Will Make You a Better Person

via Reddit<p>“I started this habit of writing a journal 3 years ago. It became almost a ritual in it’s own right because it changed my life in so many …

A New Kind of Journaling

WAIT! First, let’s clarify some things —<p>When I journal, <b>I don’t:</b><p>Write a gazillion words about every event which happened the day before<br>• Muse over what …

The Benefits of Writing Your Own Weekly, Monthly, and Annual Reviews

There’s something quite special that happens when we reflect on what we’ve done. Well, two things, actually. One is that we gain a better …

The Journal Diaries- Gert's Hobonichi

<i>The Journal Diaries is a blog segment where we get a sneak peek into the journals, notebooks, organizers, and diaries from people all over the world.</i> …

Lyrics

The Journal Diaries- Ellina's Commonplace Notebook

<i>The Journal Diaries is a blog segment where we get a sneak peek into the journals, notebooks, organizers, and diaries from people all over the world.</i></i> …

Sketching

The Journal Diaries- Akilla's Daily Planners

<i>The Journal Diaries is a blog segment where we get a sneak peek into the journals, notebooks, organizers and diaries from creatives all over the</i> …

Time I

Planner & Journal Lineup for 2017

Planner & Journal Lineup for 2017<p>"What do you use all of those planner for??"<p>That's the question I get asked frequently on Instagram and YouTube.<p>"And …

Project Management

Inside Oliver Sacks’s Creative Process: The Beloved Writer’s Never-Before-Seen Manuscripts, Brainstorm Sheets, and Notes on Writing, Creativity, and the Brain

Inside the “buzzing, blooming chaos” of a brilliant mind at work.<p><i>“The act of writing is an integral part of my mental life; ideas emerge, are shaped, in the act of writing… a special, indispensable form of talking to myself,”</i> Oliver Sacks wrote as he reflected on storytelling and the curious …

Literature