SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS: Own Your Own Tale – Reflections in Review


The SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS weekly column is a place at Shannon Muir’s author website open to interviews and guest posts from other authors. One thing Shannon firmly believes in for readers not only to learn about new books available, but about those who craft the tales behind them. As its name implies, SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS weekly column features writers from all genres of fiction who want their potential audience to get to know them, and their works, better – and occasionally may offer features from Shannon herself that support readers to discover words.

This week, Shannon Muir looks back at the OWN YOUR OWN TALE mini-series feature released as part of INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS earlier this year.


Over the summer, I did a limited run series on the power of journal writing as part of INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS called OWN YOUR OWN TALE.

The first installment focused on what people could gain by personally writing in a journal.

Next up, I looked at the effectiveness of making journal writing a routine.

The power of perspective followed, and an emphasis on taking notes to use journal writing to expand on them later.

Then, I talked about the temptation to self-edit journal entries.

The last part I wrote about involved when to take action on journal entries.

I hadn’t planned to end OWN YOUR OWN TALE when I did; I’d even planned on a video series on YouTube to go with it. However, due to some high profile events that happened in the summer – in particular related to suicide – that I did not feel comfortable continuing. It started to feel like a fine line between talking about writing for creativity and self-exploration, and what other subjects people could need to do that really required a therapist’s intervention.

I’m putting this out here because I’d love to keep talking about the subject of journal writing, but only of the demand is there. If the demand is there, I’d love to fill it.  Previously, I’d said this wouldn’t return again, but now I realize this should be up to my readership.

Please feel free to comment (remember comments are moderated) and if you do want to see a series like this continue in 2018, let me know what you’d like to unpack. Otherwise, the series will remain as is.

All the best,




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