First, Second, & Third POV – What’s the Difference?

The way in which a story is told is just as important as what story is told. Some narrators are better choices than others to portray emotions to the reader. Writers have four choices when it comes to a story’s point of view: First, second, third (limited), and third (omniscient). What are the differences between those points […]

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Our Forest – A Short Story

Our Forest by Penny Wright This short story was inspired by a photograph I saw of a pair of children walking into a forest together.  Our parents were arguing in the kitchen again. It was starting to seem as though this was becoming a nightly routine. Father would come home from work, already upset at something […]

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20 Self-Reflective Journal Prompts for 2019

January is a perfect time to set new intentions and focus on your goals for the rest of the year. I’ve always found that doing a beginning-of-the-year journal entry helps me lay out my plans for the coming year. Here are twenty journal prompts to help you set your intentions for 2019. Where do you […]

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Why Journaling is Good for You and Tips for Getting Started

I recently had a doctor’s appointment regarding my severe anxiety and worsening depression, and the doctor suggested something I’ve heard a billion times: keeping a daily journal. Over the course of my thirty-one years, I’ve tried so many times to get into the habit of keeping a diary, but I inevitably stop doing it after […]

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