Journaling is a great practice to express your creative ideas and improve your writing skills. Nowadays, new trends on social media have resulted in platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook etc. becoming the best place for freelance writers to express themselves through journaling. Writing a journal in English could be challenging, but what can motivate you to practice and become better?
It can be difficult to start writing on a blank page, so how should we begin to write our journals? One of the simplest ways to start is by thinking of Wh- questions such as Who, Where, Why, What, When and Which. You may also start to write a well-structured draft about your journal. The detail will give you clear information and ensure your writing is cohesive. One way to do this is to start with short English sentences and simple vocabulary. The more you practice consistently, the greater your understanding, on how to construct English sentences, will be. Through simple journal writing, you will begin to boost up your writing level by learning to use complex sentences, advanced vocabulary, and new concepts. Your short writing will gradually become long writing because you want to describe and express your feelings by using English adjectives and tenses too. As you start, you will find it is quite exciting too and this provides an opportunity for you to depict your thoughts by transforming them into creative journal writing.
You also have full control over your journal writing since the ideas come to you at any time or place. When you start journaling, without you realising it, other ideas will appear to you as you begin to write your story. If you are a fan of J.K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter, her well-known books were influenced by her personal experiences and based on what she had seen in her life. Who knows? Maybe one day your journal writing can also become a famous story?
Writing is flexible, and it does not have to cover the same topics each time. You can explore different genres, formats, and scenarios too. Today you might write a sad story in your journal, and the next day you might write about cheerful events. By practising a wide range of styles, your writing could see you published in a variety of places, from letters to articles or reports. Never restrict yourself in writing. Feel free to practice writing in different genres, formats, and scenarios to help you learn to portray your experiences.
Journaling not only helps to improve your writing skills but also your communication skills. Journaling will also make you reflect upon your abilities, and you will begin to think about what you could have done to be better. You may also be able to ask those around you about their opinions, you could then write them down. For example, they might suggest different expressions or idioms for you to use.
The practice of journaling in English can boost your writing skills as you generate new ideas for your mind-blowing stories. So, what are you waiting for? Start your productive day by writing your journal and build this new habit to learn English in an enjoyable and artistic way. Share your thoughts and experiences because you are the author of your own story.