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Chapter 15. Picture This: Description > Color My World - Pg. 169

Picture This: Description 2. 169 3. 4. 5. 6. The write stuff.Use the type of writing material that makes you feel most comfortable, no matter what anyone says. If you're comfortable with pen and paper, go for it. Consider spiral notebooks, loose-leaf notebooks, or even plain pads of paper. Some people like fancy leather- or cloth-bound books. If you're a keyboarder like me, jot down your ideas on a computer. The important thing is to get into a routine with writing materials that feel comfortable to you. Time to write.If possible, try to write at the same time every day. This makes writing a priority in your life and shows your commitment to improving. For many people, writing in their journals is a good way to start the day, while others use it at night to decompress. Free to be me.Write freely. Remember that a journal is for you and you alone. Don't worry about spelling, punctuation, or grammar. Experiment with topics.Here are some ideas to get you started: You can write your reactions to local and national events, responses to books you've read and movies you've seen, mem- ories of past events, plans for the future, ideas for poems and stories. Burn, baby, burn.Don't censor your ideas, either. If you're using your journal to blow off steam or express ideas that you really don't want anyone else to ever see, you can always destroy those pages right after you write them. Author! Author!