Monday, May 29, 2017

Video: 6-minute writing diary

This video introduces the process for a 6-minute writing diary, sometimes called a log. In several books on writing, I've seen the suggestion to keep something like a log to keep track of your progress. It can be really helpful to record, for any given writing day: what you accomplished, what decisions you made and why, how you felt. Patricia Goodson gives one format for a writing log in her book, Becoming an Academic Writer.

The format I suggest in this video is based on Lynda Barry's book Syllabus, one of my favorite writing books of all time. The 6-minute diary format is introduced by Lynda herself in this video. It's fun and easy to adapt to lots of different purposes - let me know how it goes!

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