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A diary is a private place where you can keep your thoughts, feelings, and opinions on everything from work to school and everywhere in between. There are all different types of diaries, like food diaries, health diaries or academic diaries. But your diary doesn’t have to be specific if you don’t want it to be, it can also just be a place where you write about whatever you want. If you’re just getting started, maybe you haven’t decided what you want to write about, and that’s fine. That is what we are here for – to help you with all those moments of writer’s block you may be having. Our tips can help guide you and inspire you. Let’s begin!

 hands writing a diary

Be Honest

When you are writing a diary entry, give the full story of your opinions, thoughts, and fears. Really open up and let your feelings pour onto the page – holding back helps nobody.

Be detailed

Think of it as a book – is it better when the description goes on and on and on? Or is it better when you are left to your own imagination? Picking the most insignificant details and adding them in is very important as you don’t want to leave any stone unturned when trying to turn your diary from the ramblings of an angry individual to the theories and arguments of the structure of a modern member of society, do you?

Spell check

If you are writing this then you need to go through for entries to find poor grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Even the most diligent of minds will mess up every now and then, so look out for any little errors that crop up as you are writing each and every entry no matter how small or irrelevant.

Dates

It’s a good idea to always include the date when you write your entry. Note: this is not the same as the date for the event or experience you are writing about. If you write about something that happened some days ago, you can either back-date the entire entry or include the date inside the text itself.

Giving your entry a title

Its easier to scan through your notes later, if you include a short and descriptive subject for your daily entries. If not, It will just look like a “pile of notes”, hard to navigate in.

Write short entries

Most people start out by writing long diary entries, even many pages, containing thousands of characters. But over time, you have to reduce the length It’s not even required to write in it every day. Once or twice a week is enough for some people. The avg. length of a diary entry is 450 characters long.

By Damilola Faustino

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