Welcome to Own Your Own Tale from Shannon Muir’s Infinite House of Books!
OWN YOUR OWN TALE focuses on crafting a person’s own unique stories through the art of journal writing. This installment offers reflection on whether or not one’s writings should become more than just words on a page.
One of the advantages of journal writing is to get out your thoughts and make the words take shape, so you can better see and remember what you are thinking.
However, a much more challenging task is to navigate the appropriate time – if there be one at all – where words become actions.
It would be naive to ignore there are times that there have been people in history who have written journals and ultimately used those words as parts of horrible things. Also, it would be inaccurate to say that all who journal do it solely for such purposes. The vast majority do not.
I’m not writing this because of any specific situation involving me or comments made to me. I’m just wanting to speak my heart as to why I put the disclaimer at the bottom of every one of my OWN YOUR OWN TALE blog posts, as it is in the back of my mind every time I write. I don’t fully know who my readers are. Remember that anything I say is “general advice and reflection” from my own perspective… my own tale.
Your tale and your situation is different. My hope is that if you find things coming out of your journal writing that concern you, that you will find a trusted friend or impartial counselor to help you navigate through your own personal situation and help you continue to write the best tale about your life story that you can… because you’re worth it.
Please remember that the contents of OWN YOUR OWN TALE are solely the opinions of administrator Shannon Muir and are intended for general advice and reflection. Each person’s unique writing situation is different.
This is the last installment of this five-part limited run blog series, though the topic of journal writing may be revisited in the future. Thank you for your support and stay tuned for DISCOVER WORDS… THE BLOG every week on Monday for a limited series beginning August 7th, 2017!