Are you finding it difficult to focus? Feel like you *should* be writing, creating, and being super productive during this enforced ‘downtime’? But every time you sit down to write, or even read, your brain just goes bleuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh?
Yuppers. Us too. In fact, the only writing we’re doing right now is the occasional page of random, scribbled notes in our journals. Which made us think: oh. Maybe that’s what we need. Something low stakes, low pressure, personal and quiet. Something to reflect on whatever-the-heck-this-is that’s going on around us. Something just for us. No need to share, no need to publish, no need to perform and produce and polish and perfect.
Just… a little chunk of words, here and there.
Besides, documenting our thoughts and observations in these balls-crazy times might be some of the most important writing we ever do. (No pressure.)
So look. Here’s what we’re gonna do.
Every Monday, join us from 10-11am for a chilled, casual, “Journaling with WHQ” webinar session on Crowdcast. Your host will guide you through the fundamentals of journaling, provide you with inspiration, pep, support, and advice, and set you up with an exercise or two to get you writing.
Share your ideas if you want, or just come and hang/chat with your fellow writers. It’s all good. Whether this is your first time attempting to keep a journal, or whether you’ve been diarising for years. ALL are welcome (we’re putting a “teens and up” rating on this one, so bring along your Gen-Zers too).
Anyone can journal. It’s great for your mental health; it’s great for your writing health; and it could be just the gentle little nudge of creativity you need right now…
Here’s all the deets you need to join in:
What: Journaling with WHQ
Where: Crowdcast. No download needed, just log in. Links to be updated as they become available
When: Every Monday, 10-11am GMT (if you can’t watch live, you can still register for a place and watch playback at any time)
Who: Anyone who’d like to write a journal, or who already writes a journal and would like some new ideas and a friendly little journaling community AND/OR anyone who is struggling to write anything right now but would like to do something low-pressure and stress free each week to keep their hand in (suitable for teens and up)
Why: Because it’s a nice and creative thing to do and the world needs words, godsdamnit
How much: FREE!
What else: Bring your own notebook/something to write on, and a beverage of your choice