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The Writer’s Life: Journal Writing

The Journals began in 1978. I continue to write in a journal; they are wonderful for writers, a constant practicing. And, they're the closest thing to proof of one's memories, and everyone in them.

My first girlfriend, Nancy, gave me a journal when we were in high school. That was in 1977. Forty-one years later, I now have forty-five tomes on my shelves, over ten thousand pages that chronicle my life and the lives of those around me.

They are a wealth of information. All my notes for my books are in there. And my life: the journals are a chronicle of my experiences and thoughts. They’re the backbone of all my literary work. You might find them useful as well.

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