Day Five: A few last pointers
Now, I want you go to through the paragraph you wrote on Day Four and flourish.
1. Look at your word choice. Can you use a more interesting word?
2. Look at your nouns. Can you add more adjectives? Can you provide an image?
3. Can you broaden your topic and make it more universal? For example, I have a photo of my baby holding onto my legs and looking up at me. Instead of journaling. “Lyssie is always pulling up on me. I will miss this when she gets older.” (This is perfectly good journaling, it just lacks soul.) I’d like to journal about how I’m imperfect, but that I’ll always have my children’s best interests at heart. And that I’ll always be there for them to look for guidance and support… (I’ve just started ruminating on this topic.)
Only write when you are “in the mood.” You won’t be able to transfer part of your soul to your writing unless you have a piece to give. Don’t try writing when you feel rushed, tired or crabby. Wait until you have some time, the house is quiet and you aren’t hungry.