With 13 chapters starting with “choosing a journal and beginning your journey” the book winds it way through the creative writing process with inspirational quotes, journal prompts, recommended reading and practical tips including packing an art journal. One fun prompt that stood out is listing the alphabet in your journal and filling it in with words you encounter during the trip. Spalding writes “this will force you to scavenge for details you might otherwise not include…” I’m definitely going to try this on my next trip back east. This is a quick inspirational read that will motivate you to think about your next vacation long after you unpack your suitcase.
Just a few recommended sites.
Today, using a photo from a past vacation as inspiration ; write a fiction or non-fiction journal entry trying to recall every detail about the place. Now get back to work!
The Writing Nag