I still love writing in my journal and wearing sparkly dresses and looking at old chandeliers.— Taylor Swift
Genuine Journal Writing quotations
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
And after about two years, I realized that creative writing was not going to help you ace those biological tests. So I switched over to journalism. I didn't graduate with honors, but I did graduate on time and with some doing.
Novel writing should never be confused with journalism.
Unfortunately, in the case of Primary Colors, a fair number of journalists confused.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about.
Writing is the flip side of sex - it's good only when it's over.
The journalism school helped me develop writing skills, and I had been enjoying cartooning from a very young age. My interest in puppetry, however, came much later.
My advice to would-be young authors is to read a lot, write a lot, and not worry about creating a finished product. Keeping a journal is not a bad idea either.
Until the lion learns to write, every story will glorify the hunter.
My first real writing job was at 'Rolling Stone,' so I wrote about rock-and-roll and politics and the like. At the time, I really didn't know what I wanted to write, and I did a bunch of investigative journalism.
I think because I came into journalism by way of the Black Panther Party - and not J-school or a corporate bourgeois institution - I tried to do news, writing and reporting that had social, political and racial content and context.
I still love sparkles and grocery shopping and really old cats that are only nice to you half the time. I still love writing in my journal and wearing dresses all the time and staring at chandeliers.
Write hard and clear about what hurts.
Thanks to my solid academic training, today I can write hundreds of words on virtually any topic without possessing a shred of information which is how I got a good job in journalism.
Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.
The useless days will add up to something.
The shitty waitressing jobs. The hours writing in your journal. The long meandering walks. The hours reading poetry and story collections and novels and dead people’s diaries and wondering about sex and God and whether you should shave under your arms or not. These things are your becoming.
Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.
Writing is for men who can think and feel, not mindless sensation seekers out of nightclubs and bars. But these are bad times. We are condemned to work with upstarts, clowns who no doubt got their training in a circus and then turned to journalism as the appropriate place to display their tricks.
Writing is another powerful way to sharpen the mental saw.
Keeping a journal of our thoughts, experiences, insights, and learnings promotes mental clarity, exactness, and context.
Most rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read.
Your life is your story. Write well. Edit often.
Millions of people are joined in the knowledge that writing brings insight and calm in the same way that prayer, meditation, or a long walk in the woods does. They have discovered that writing allows the racing mind to move at the pace of pen and paper or the pace of typing on the waiting screen - that journal writing is a spiritual practice.
I started writing and photographing for different publications and finally ended up being the correspondent in South Asia, for the Geneva-based Journal de Geneve, which at one time used to be one of the best international newspapers in Europe.
Whether you're keeping a journal or writing as a meditation, it's the same thing. What's important is you're having a relationship with your mind.
A good friend knows all your stories. A best friend helped you write them.
I went into journalism to learn the craft of writing and to get close to the world I wanted to write about - police and criminals, the criminal justice system.
With the possible exception of God during the writing of the Bible, every writer in history has needed an editor. So do you.
I always loved writing, but I feel like I really started writing when I got my BlackBerry . It was the first time I could take these crazy thoughts in my head and actually get them out. This little device became my journal on the road.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
If I'm going to continue to be any kind of spiritual teacher, I've got to go deeper myself. And so for me, [I am] preserving long periods of solitude, silence, prayer, journaling, study, writing. I don't turn on music or the TV unless I really need to.
Gratitude isn't just a feeling, it's an action.
Expressing gratitude by writing in a journal, taking a photo, or shooting a video creates a lasting impression that can bring more gratitude into the world-for children and adults.
If you're serious about becoming a wealthy, powerful, sophisticated, healthy, influential, cultured and unique individual, keep a journal. Don't trust your memory. When you listen to something valuable, write it down. When you come across something important, write it down.
You have the itch for writing born in you. It's quite incurable. What are you going to do with it?
I can't work out and *not* be watching or listening to music or something.
I also journal a lot. I think writing is super therapeutic. And then, hanging with my nieces and nephews. Just like baking or doing silly stuff like jumping on a trampoline, doing fun things with them, pretending I'm five with them, that makes my day.
If you don't hit a newspaper reader between the eyes with your first sentence, there is no need of writing a second one.
The secret of successful journalism is to make your readers so angry they will write half your paper for you.
If they give you lined paper, write the other way.
I blame myself for not often enough seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary.
Somewhere in his journals, Dostoyevky remarks that a writer can begin anywhere, at the most commonplace thing, scratch around in it long enough, pry and dig away long enough, and lo!, soon he will hit upon the marvelous.
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice;
journalism what will be grasped at once.
... stop trying to get me to write about 'decent courageous people' -- read the Ladies' Home Journal for those! ... I believe in going through and facing the worst, not hiding from it.
When writing the story of your life, don't let anyone else hold the pen
The day you write to please everyone you no longer are in journalism. You are in show business.
I will write myself into well-being.
Richard exhaled. It was like somebody sprinkling pepper on his wound: Thousands of Biafrans were dead, and this man wanted to know if there was anything new about one dead white man. Richard would write about this, the rule of Western journalism: One hundred dead black people equal to one dead white person.
I read less of everything now. With only fond memories of others' work, it will be interesting to give my own journal writing a try now.
I always thought writing was the foundation and the basis for journalism in the same way being able to draw is the foundation for art.