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101 Reasons to Write a Journal [Kindle Edition]

Samuel L. Lytle
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Book Description

Do you want to journal but lack the motivation? Sam Lytle's latest book on journaling provides 101 reasons to give you the inspiration you need along with personal stories, creative ideas and helpful analogies.

Originally a post at, 101 Reasons to Write a Journal helped thousands and is now used in college and high school courses. Now in full book form, every reason is filled with motivation that will make you laugh, cry and turn to a personal journal.

The 101 reasons are separated into 8 different chapters: Self-Improvement, Creativity, Family, Writing, Problem Solving, Spirituality, Daily Life and Logging.

Sam brings his own experiences along with the wisdom he frequently shares at Easy Journaling where he has become known worldwide as the 'Digital Journaling Guru'.

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  • File Size: 1323 KB
  • Print Length: 112 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gave me direction February 17, 2013
I recently searched for Journaling Apps in hopes of finding a tool to help me capture my thoughts in addition to notes for work via my iphone or ipad. My search lead me to On Easy Journaling I found 101 Reasons To Write A Journal to be one of several great resources for guidance where I had none with respect to what and why to journal. In today's world of sound bites where everyone wants things smaller and quicker, Sam Lytle's writing style presents an easy flow that gets to the point quickly with witty, stimulating and thought provoking narrative on his reasons to Journal. I am a beginner to journaling but think this book is a great read for Journaling newbies and veterans alike.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WoW 101 Reasons!! February 25, 2013
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This was a great read. Would definitely recommend. I wish I had started writing a journal years ago. In one of my classes we had to write a journal entry everyday and it was ackward for me because I was not sure what to write. Lots of reasons in this ebook why an individual should start writing a journal.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How many more reasons do you need? March 1, 2013
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While not all the 101 reasons were for me, there were some that definitely hit a chord. While I didn't become an avid journaler because of reading this book, it has at least given me a few more reasons to take more time and write more.

My only advice is that if you have the Kindle set the background color to something other than white then there will be blocks of white behind some of the text, so just change the background color back to white and it's all good!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing new in here September 12, 2013
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If you're a newbie writer looking to journal, you might get some helpful advice.
For anyone who has been journaling for over six months, I don't think you'll
find anything in the book that would be new and helpful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Start writing February 28, 2013
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Here are some reasons that you should write a journal. I think the author captures these in a very succinct way in his writing. Some of the reasons to keep a journal are to capture ideas before they are gone and then of course to improve your own writing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really inspired me to keep a journal April 9, 2014
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After reading this book, I want to tell everyone I know to keep a journal. The author's style makes this an easy read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book December 7, 2013
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i have been keeping a daily journal for the last 25 years and still it was great to find new reasons why!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't anyone else find the formatting confusing? November 12, 2013
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The Kindle version on my computer is really hard to read. Many of the paragraphs began with a word that doesn't make a complete sentence. At least one title of something, maybe a website, was in blue text, but only one word of the title was there. Many paragraphs did not end in complete sentences either. The formatting of new sections had a very large space between the number of the idea and the title so the title ran long into the next line when it might have all fit on the same line together. Here is an example of idea number fifty-six:

56. (insert huge space here) Develop plot-building skills.
"And then, I carefully walked around the corner. The scraping noise was incessant! What could be making that noise? Oh, the cat, of course."

[Writing a journal can help you learn] plot-building skills. Someday you may even think about writing a novel. You think writing a novel is an arduous, nearly impossible task? Try doing it in a month! That is exactly what the organizers of National [Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) propose]

Lytle, Samuel L. (2013-02-14). 101 Reasons to Write a Journal (Kindle Locations 2061-2074). . Kindle Edition.

The sections in brackets [] are not visible in my copy of the book, but they showed up when I copied and pasted here. What is that all about!?! No wonder it doesn't' make sense. I'll have to check with customer service about that.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars I was not prepared to actually like this book.
I was not prepared to actually like this book. It went beyond a dry list why one should journal to a thoughtful treatise of the breadth and depth of self examination using a... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Cheryl Carlson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Ok, I'm going to start journalling right now. This book engaged me from the start. I'm going to change my life, just you wait!
Published 21 months ago by love to shop!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
As a child I filled many notebooks with everything from poetry, emotions, friends, etc. It has been years though and this book has inspired me to begin journaling again!!! Read more
Published 21 months ago by natbrat
5.0 out of 5 stars Thorough
Samuel Lytle has been very thorough in his listing of 101 reasons to write a journal. No matter what your excuse, Sam's list is able to refute it--eloquently and passionately. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Inspired to write
I have always considered myself a writer, until I got writers block. It actually worried me, I thought I lost my muse or something! Turns out I just wasn't opening myself up. Read more
Published 24 months ago by MingChelle
5.0 out of 5 stars A good boook
It is very good and I would like to write a journal it will help you know what to write
Published on April 13, 2013 by Pamela Jordan
3.0 out of 5 stars Some good ideas
This will be a good book to come back to for reference.
Some very good advice and helpful tips. I recommend it for anyone thinking of journaling.
Published on April 2, 2013 by Marilyn S Lundquist
4.0 out of 5 stars Engaging
I was encouraged to journal but wasn't sure why I should. This book has given me more reason to write than I could've ever come up with on my own! Read more
Published on April 1, 2013 by Genea
5.0 out of 5 stars Bery Nice one
I read only the kindle version of it and loved it. This gives high level effective points which are very effective and convincing.
Published on March 28, 2013 by Alok
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