Journaling Prompt: Halloween



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It may be all about commercial purchases, like many holidays these days, but I do love Halloween. Supposedly scary costumes become cool, and it’s okay for us all to be dressed in weird get-ups! 

In the spirit of Halloween then, here’s a journaling prompt for you to try out:

What’s the scariest (in the spooky sense) thing you’ve ever experienced? Where was this? When? What exactly happened? Did you ever find out the true reason behind why you were spooked? Did you feel better about it then?

Did it excite you? Did it scare you? Did it give you an adrenaline rush?

How do you feel about spooky things now? 


NAWE Conference: Stratford-Upon-Avon (Come say Hello)


I will be attending the National Association of Writers in Education Conference from November 11-13 in Stratford-Upon-Avon, the home of the bard!

Check out the full, exciting programme here. 

On Saturday November 12th, I’m presenting a paper titled “Hand-written journaling in the digital age.” 

This is the programme blurb: 

Digital technology has become a norm in our lives. A study by the American Press Institute in 2015 found that 88% of Millennials get news from Facebook. Social media has become a primary form of acquiring information, and people are increasingly shifting from the tactile experience of reading a physical book or writing by hand. In this paper, I investigate how the amalgamation of digital tools and technology can indeed aid, enhance, and even encourage the tactile experience of writing by hand, and impact the art and practice of journaling for personal development.

If you are attending the conference, do be sure to say hi. I look forward to meeting you.