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For Fear Of Being Judged

  • February 5, 2016
For Fear Of Being Judged

I started keeping a journal around age 12, but since the start, I always self-censored myself, never being completely honest, and leaving out any mention of emotions or what I was feeling. I noted only events, happenings, ideas, and plans for the future; where I had been, what I had seen, heard, experienced, and where I dreamed of going next. I always focus on the past; what was, what could have been, what should have been. I have always terrified of someone reading my journal for fear of being judged.

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I Used To Write In Riddles And I Used To Write In Rhymes

  • November 9, 2015
I Used To Write In Riddles And I Used To Write In Rhymes

When I was younger, I used to write in riddles and I used to write in rhymes. I thought that by doing so, that I might capture the attention of my reader. I never anticipated I'd be writing for a specific audience; I wrote the way I felt in my heart and soul to be true, not realizing or accepting the fact that while patience might be common, intellect is not. Perhaps the true meaning behind my words might never be revealed, instead blinded by the manner in which they were written.

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Writing Prompt Number 124

  • February 22, 2015
Writing Prompt Number 124

Has anyone (besides yourself) ever read your journal, either with or without your permission?

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Time And Time Again

  • March 3, 2014
Time And Time Again

Lately I have been reading through old journal entries in search of patterns, specifically looking for examples of how my life has changed, and coincidentally, how my perceptions and opinions have changed.

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Journal Writing Promps As Interview Questions For My Father

  • May 13, 2012
Journal Writing Promps As Interview Questions For My Father

[geo_mashup_show_on_map_link zoom=10] For those of you who follow this blog, you are probably already aware of the original 80 Journal Writing Prompts, the 50 More Journal Writing prompts, and most recently, the entire list of 130 Journal Writing Prompts. Recently, I decided to take a small selection of questions and asked my father to write out and send me his answers as an interview of sorts. View On Flickr What is the most amazing thing you ever seen, heard or experienced? Undoubtedly the birth of my son Thomas. To me witnessing the actual event was astonishing and exciting. I was not naïve...

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130 Journal Writing Prompts!

  • April 27, 2012
130 Journal Writing Prompts!

This is a mashup of these two posts. Some folks like these all in one list, so it has been re-blogged here. 130 Journal Writing Prompts by Thomas W.P. Slatin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. Based on a work at www.tomslatin.com. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.tomslatin.com/legal/copyright/. These prompts are subject to copyright. Example Uses: http://this1sforslatin.wordpress.com/   Name something you lost or gave away that can never be replaced. What 5 websites...

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50 MORE Journal Writing Prompts

  • May 23, 2011
50 MORE Journal Writing Prompts

130 Journal Writing Prompts by Thomas W.P. Slatin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. Based on a work at www.tomslatin.com. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.tomslatin.com/legal/copyright/.These prompts are subject to copyright. Name one thing that has always fascinated you. What is the most valuable item or largest sum of money you have ever found? Name one thing in your life you hope you never have to see or encounter. Growing up, what career goals or dreams of accomplishments did you have? ...

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80 Journal Writing Prompts

  • April 6, 2011
80 Journal Writing Prompts

130 Journal Writing Prompts by Thomas W.P. Slatin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. Based on a work at www.tomslatin.com. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.tomslatin.com/legal/copyright/. Name something you lost or gave away that can never be replaced. What 5 websites do you visit often, and why? Name a totally useless possession and how you came to acquire it. What music album would be used for a movie about your life? List your bad habits and/or addictions and what you have tried...

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