one line a day journal

Make journals of:

  • dreams
  • food
  • finances
  • writing ideas
  • love
  • ideas for architects
  • city design ideas
  • beautiful and/or ugly sights
  • a history of one’s own writing life, written daily
  • reading/music/art, etc. encountered each day
  • rooms
  • elaborations on weather
  • people one sees-description
  • subway, bus, car or other trips (e.g., the same bus trip written about every day)
  • pleasures and/or pain
  • life’s everyday machinery: phones, stoves, computers, etc.
  • answering machine messages
  • round or rectangular things, other shapes
  • color
  • light
  • daily changes, e.g., a journal of one’s desk, table, etc.
  • the body and its parts
  • clocks/time-keeping
  • tenant-landlord situations
  • telephone calls (taped?)
  • skies
  • dangers
  • mail
  • sounds
  • coincidences & connections
  • times of solitude

Other journal ideas:

  • Write once a day in minute detail about one thing
  • Write every day at the same time, e.g. lunch poems, waking ideas, etc.
  • Write minimally: one line or sentence per day
  • Create a collaborative journal: musical notation and poetry; two writers alternating days; two writing about the same subject each day, etc.
  • Instead of using a book, write on paper and put it up on the wall (public journal).
  • and so on …

*** Bernadette Mayer is an American poet from Brooklyn. My creative writing professor shared this document with us on our first day and I just wanted to share it with more people because it has some really great ideas! I highly suggest checking out Mayer’s poetry too.

s-ummr  asked:

Heyyy ok I have a whole bunch of grid notebooks that are just blank and I have no idea what to do with them and if I don't do something now, I'll end up having a collection of 100+ blank notebooks for the rest of my life. I'm not good with planner stuff and tracking things (e.g. Sleep, books, etc.) and it's almost summer so I don't need them for school, and I already have a journal/diary thing. I'm just wondering what to do w them D: thanks¡!

I have the same problem! I have so many notebooks that I never use. Here are a few random ideas of what to do with them;

  • Carry one in your bag to jot down random things, lists, etc
  • Make a list of books you want to read, and then review them
  • Make a list of movies you’ve seen and what you’ve thought of them
  • Save them until the fall and use them for school
  • Give one as a gift
  • Make a five year journal (write one line a day on a different page, and then go back the next year and write another line)
  • Use one to do morning pages (three pages of free-writing)
  • Make one a time capsule – write down everything about you and about your life, the world, etc. and then label the front 2017 and keep it somewhere safe to see how much has changing in a few years!
  • Use it to hold daily to do lists, notes, random stuff like that
  • Practice improving your handwriting


If anyone has any other idea, please add em on! I’d love to hear them, too. 

I always forget how important the empty days are, how important it may be sometimes not to expect to produce anything, even a few lines in a journal. A day when one has not pushed oneself to the limit seems a damaged damaging day, a sinful day. Not so! The most valuable thing one can do for the psyche, occasionally, is to let it rest, wander, live in the changing light of a room.
—  May Sarton, Journal of a Solitude
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anonymous asked:

What are some good journaling notebooks other than moleskins? xx

Piccadilly , Leuchtturm, Paperchase, One Line A Day Journal, Giornale Leather Journal, and Paperblanks are always nice!

And really name brand journals aren’t your only options. A simple spiral bound or composition notebook from Wal-Mart or even a blank art sketchbook can have the potential to be a good journal. It all depends on how you use it! :)

Within these pages every night,
Brief memories of the day I write;
A little word, a single line,
Is jotted in this book of mine—
Not mighty deeds, just common things,
The tasks and pleasures each day brings.
And yet I hope that when I look
Over the pages of this book,
’Twill be (and, if so, I’m content)
The record of five years well spent.