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Story Forms for Scrapbook Pages: Tell a Slice-of-life Story

Writing story journaling is different from writing journaling for scrapbook pages that address a subject like “Piano playing in my life,” “My Favorite Place,” or “On Vacation in DC.” Scrapbooking a story means telling about a particular event (which may take place in few minutes or over a longer period of time). In this telling […]

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How to write with narrative and scene in your scrapbook page journaling

Narrative tells and summarizes while a scene puts the story of the page right on the stage, with concrete details, movements, and even dialogue.   narrative Take a look at the journaling in “Our Shelby.” It is written in narrative. Narrative is writing that tells and summarizes rather than putting subjects “on stage” speaking and/or […]

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Evoke feelings and abstractions by writing with concrete details – The Merle Haggard way

by Debbie Hodge Even when your scrapbook page subject is something as lofty as joy or disappointment or life passions, the best journaling will include an attention to specifics and detail rather than the use of words like “joy,” or “fulfillment,” or “malaise.” These are abstractions. Don’t tell me about them — make me feel […]

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