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The Write-Brain Workbook : 'Revenge of the Journal' Creative Writing Exercise

The Write-Brain Workbook 20 Day Challenge | Day 5

‘Revenge of the Journal’ Creative Writing Exercise

By Bonnie Neubauer | Free PDF Download | Updated 11/11/15

Do you keep a private diary or journal to chronicle your innermost thoughts? What would you do if you woke up one day and found that your diary wrote back to you! By flipping pages and perspectives, Bonnie Neubauer's 'Revenge of the Journal' writing exercise gives your good listening, long-suffering journal a voice and the chance to finally respond to you!

'Revenge of the Journal' Writing Instructions

Revenge of the Journal1. Download and print the free Revenge of the Journal creative writing exercise page.

2. You are the journal or diary of an 18-year-old girl. She's been writing in you daily about dieting, school, her ex-best-friend, and upcoming dance and one particular boy. You're tired of her complaints and her whining. So while she is asleep one night, you write back.

Dear _______,

It has been . . .

This mind-flipping 'Revenge of the Journal' creative writing exercise is published with permission and is just one of 400 activities from Bonnie Neubauer's revised and expanded Write Brain Workbook.

Take the Next Step

Write a one-sentence journal entry in observation of your writing process:

If you like this, keep a separate process journal in which you record daily thoughts about your writing process. (Thanks to Rachel Simon for this idea.)

Next: Day 6: Run-On Exercise

Bonnie NeubauerBonnie Neubauer is the inventor of the Story Spinner and author of the revised and expanded deluxe edition of The Write-Brain Workbook. More »
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