I just ordered The Writer's Toolbox from Amazon and I am really pleased with it. There are games with cards and a spinning wheel to get new ideas going. I love writing on the spot after reading a word or a sentence, so I can't wait to tear into it! I am now working on descriptions through my novel. I have to use the five senses which is hard to do. I am trying my best to be more observant through the day, then write about it later that night. I have a journal started, now I just need to take the time to do it!
My mother in law got me a very nice journal for my birthday. There are cut outs for photos and it appears to be in three sections. First section is about my childhood in Norwood in the 70's. Next section is my teen years in the 80's and the last section will be adulthood. As I write in my journal, I seem to hate my teen years the most. Being isolated on Cameron Lane where you can't just walk to someone's house nearby was hard to get used to. I always hated it and hated living there. I guess that's why I never forgave my family for moving us out of Norwood. It's amazing how certain parts of our lives are great and others are bad. I have more work to do on it and hope to dig up old photos or other items than can be kept in the envelope attached inside the cover. So many pages to fill up!!