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Why journaling is an important tool for every writer

Tension is arguably the most essential aspect of any story worth writing and writing worth reading. Authentic tension connects us to the characters, and we invest our time and effort into knowing how their journeys will pan out. As writers, we create setups at the story's beginning and reveal payoffs throughout, without losing tension until the satisfying ending. When I started my writing career in screenwriting, the instructor said to write what I know. After all, I'm the "expert" of my own experiences. In this article, I would like to touch on two ways that journaling can enhance your writing and help you develop and grow as a writer.

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