6 Ways to Keep Your Journal Writing Fresh – Audio Interview

Whether you are a new journal writer or have been journaling for decades, it is helpful to keep your journal writing fresh!  Why?  Because it keeps you engaged with your journaling, allows for new insights and surprises when you write, and keeps you motivated to return to your journaling again and again.  It also helps us to make our journaling fun, enjoyable and a highly creative practice that supports our self-expression and self-discovery.

This past week, I was interviewed by Rebecca Kochenderfer, a new colleague in the journal writing space. She shares the dream of getting as many people worldwide as possible benefitting from the transformational of journaling in their lives.

In this 1/2 hour audio interview, 6 Ways to Keep Your Journaling Fresh, I share some of my favourite tips and ideas for keeping your journal writing fresh.

You can access this interview here! Enjoy.

What are some of your favourite ideas for keeping your journal writing fresh?  Please share your comments and ideas below.   We learn from one another’s ideas, thank YOU!


2019-06-17T17:27:28+00:00 June 17th, 2019|Creative Journaling|


  1. Judyrienzi June 18, 2019 at 8:24 am - Reply

    Hi Lynda. Loved this interview. I have only dabbled in journal writing using it more for venting. But after this interview, I sat down and journaled and plan on carrying it around with me all day. I found this very inspiring. Plus I loved the group idea which I know you do this online. I hope to join the writing circle you have every month. Is there a prompt or theme for the circle each month?

    • Lynda Monk June 18, 2019 at 9:04 am - Reply

      Great, Judy! Yes, venting and sorting through things is also a powerful way to use our journaling AND it can serve lots of other positive, affirming, creative roles in our lives too. I do have a theme to each circle which is not shared in advance as it flows in the circle itself. I prep for the circles on the day of the circle and decide on themes, prompts. writing activities that day to keep things fresh and inspiring. I look forward to “meeting” you in the circle!

  2. Nancy McInnes July 1, 2019 at 7:59 am - Reply

    I really enjoyed this interview, Lynda – thanks for sharing it with the group. I found it to be helpful for journalers of all levels and experience, and there were several nuggets for me. Specifically the idea of not seeing journaling as something I “should” do because it’s good for me (which I tend to resist) – but reframing my perspective to view it as a great experience, simple and life-enriching. Thanks for all you do.

    • Lynda Monk July 1, 2019 at 6:16 pm - Reply

      Hi Nancy, thanks for listening and I am glad it was useful. Thanks also for your kind comments and positive feedback. I enjoy our connection here in the IAJW. Happy journaling, just for the fun of it 😉

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