If you do a little Googling, you’ll find a lot of sites that cover the benefits of keeping a journal. In sum, journaling’s good! Besides my blog, which is sort of a public journal, I’ve written in a private journal for years. I’ve always used different note-taking apps, and I’ve tried a few dedicated journaling apps. Now I’m trying out one that’s new to me: Journey. Continue reading Journey To A Journal
I’ve been exploring the real world of creating fake worlds – fiction. Like seeking fireflies at night, I dream of writing a book someday. I figure it should be short for starters, to increase my chances of completion (which in itself I’d consider success). But how short should it be? Continue reading Novel, Novella, or Novelette?
Some people are good at ignoring certain things. But most of us pay attention to the numbers we get: likes, shares, comments. For my blog, I check the stats. I’m the blogger who, close to the end of the month, wants to post more, hoping to boost my monthly numbers, like cramming for a test at the last moment. Continue reading Blog Post Cramming
Have you ever wondered what it takes to write 50,000 words? It’s kinda baked my noodle. Every November, people try to do it in one month to write a novel! It took me 7 months of blogging this year, January through July, to hit the big 50k. Continue reading 50,000 Words In 7 Months
Yesterday marked a bit of progress on the blogging growth path. The Jason Journals follower count has doubled in the last few months, so I want to give a shout out. Continue reading Shout Out To The Readers
When you’ve got to get work done, it’s great when you have the right tool and super frustrating when you don’t. What’s more awesome is when you can have high quality tools that help you the best. I think I’ve found such a tool for writing: Ulysses. Continue reading Ulysses Is The Right Tool For The Write Job
We are smack dab in the middle of it. The 30 day stretch where many aspiring novelists commit to the big 50k. It’s like an annual writing marathon. 50,000 words written in a single month! Fingernails will be worn down to the nubs. And maybe, just maybe, a myriad of writers will find they have become authors. It’s called NaNoWriMo. National Novel Writing Month This … Continue reading November Is A Novel Month
I’m kind of into words. Understanding definitions is something I sort of geek out on sometimes. Almost every day, I use a dictionary and thesaurus app. My brain really likes to know the nuances of meaning between similar terms such as productivity and creativity. Context can give clues, but I still like to resort to a dictionary. Here’s a question I have, “Is blogging creative … Continue reading Geeking Out On Words