You want to write, you need to keep an honest, unpublishable journal that nobody reads, nobody but you,” Madeleine L’Engle counseled in her advice to aspiring writers.
W.H. Auden once described his journal as “a discipline for [his] laziness and lack of observation.
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A lovely piece from the very fabulous Brain Pickings. It features Anais Nin, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oscar Wilde and others who know more than a little bit about writing.
Offered up in the hopes that it helps you find your personal muse and perhaps lead a more balanced life.