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Chapter 15. Picture This: Description > Make a Deposit in the Idea Bank - Pg. 167

Picture This: Description 167 Writer's Block Under no circumstances should you keep your personal journal on your office computer; in-creasingly, courts are upholding the rights of employers to read any writing done on office time and even to use it in court cases. For this purpose, many writers carry a pocket-sized notebook and pen with them all the time. Try it; you'll like it! Make a Deposit in the Idea Bank Whether you keep a journal to help you express your feelings or gather ideas for your writing, the very act of journaling will help you become a more skilled and confident writer. Here's how: 1. 2. 3. The more you write, the better your skills become. Practice does make perfect. The more productive you are, the better you'll feel about your progress as a writer. Success engenders more success. Keeping a journal helps you learn to observe things, people, and ideas closely. The more you