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The Many Benefits of Digital Journaling

This week we feature a guest post by Sam Lytle from easyjournaling.
Sam and his wife Tiffany, devote their blog to all aspects of digital journaling, and theirs may be the only blog dedicated to exactly how silicon chips can make your journaling a more fulfilling experience (and easier).
So if you need to know something about digital journaling, Sam and Tiffany are the people to ask.
We are honoured to have their post for you this week.

Journaling Word Game: Doing your lines

This weeks game is a simple little word game that you can make as big or as small as you like. You may fit it into idle moments or set time aside to work at it. The game involves seeing how many different ways, and from how many different perspectives you can write the same sentence, phrase or event.

Journaling media options: Recording sound, pt 2

This the second part of our post on recording sounds when journaling for creativity.
“…The modern laptop or tablet computer can also record sound samples and soundscapes out in the field. Whether the ambient sounds in an auction house or that of a body being dropped from a bridge (we presume in this case a live body wearing a swimsuit), sound sampling becomes wonderful creativity fodder…”

Mind training games: Anti-self protection

Part of the series of posts on games that can be played in a creativity journal to develop awareness and creativity.
“….This is one of the longer games you can play in your creativity journal and also one of the more serious games. A game that tricks your own self-protection system into allowing you to go where you are normally forbidden to go to…. “

Journaling media options: Recording sound, pt1

Technology has now allowed sound to become a valuable resource; a resource which can be banked in a digital depository and when needed withdrawn instantly and used to enhance your art and creativity.
This is the first of a two part post looking at recording sound when journaling for creativity.

Journaling word games: A starter for…

A fun little game to get your creative juices flowing. It can be played in your creativity journal as a single exercise or in parts, spread across any available moments.

All you have to do is complete a starter sentence for an unwritten story in as many different ways as possible, that’s all.

Simple, yes?

Media Options: What to capture images with, pt3

Ok, I hope that I have established that when journaling for creativity, art is important. What then can be used to make an art based entry in your journal?
An easy question, with no easy answer.

Mind training games: Looking carefully at quotes

This post forms part of a serialisation eventually building into a complete reference on Journaling for Creativity and the writer's notebook. One that will demonstrate how to journal in order to improve creativity and effectiveness of artists, writers or anyone needing to be creative.

Introduction ► Contents ► Techniques ► About Method ► Games for Creative Development [...]

Journaling Media Options: What to use to Capture Images pt2

If you want to really study and to really learn the interactions between, for example, members of a group, the motion of an aged pedestrian or the vocal and physical nuances of alternative individuals, amongst others, the video recording is an unsurpassed tool.