Now it’s time for your journal writing to take off!
You may want to keep two separate journals. One in a notebook for yourself and the other on your computer so that you can submit it in a Word document to the drop box each week.
This week your assignment is to write two entries in your journal 1-2 typed pages each. Write these in any order you choose.
When writing to your journal always take the time to include details colors feelings and action. Listed below are two examples; the first is weak the second is stronger.
Weak Journal Entry
We went to the mall and saw a scary man.
That is too general. It is a diary entry. You want a journal entry with more detail with description dialogue emotion detail action and conflict.
Stronger Journal Entry
Jen and I went to Spring Hill Mall Saturday night and had the scare of our lives. We got there justas the rain came pounding down on our Subaru Station Wagon. We parked but when we got out our little green plastic umbrella blew away into the storm like a kite. Just then a tall man in a red shirt ran over and offered us his big black umbrella. We thanked him and sprinted with him to Penney’s. We thanked the man again but then he started following us! We could see his Adam’s apple sliding up and down like he had a miniature gerbil in his throat.
And so on.
Think you can do it? Sure you can.