How to Make a Journal of Your Life

How to Make a Journal of Your Life

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By (author) Dan Price

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  • Publisher: TEN SPEED PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 119mm x 155mm x 8mm | 113g
  • Publication date: 1 September 1999
  • Publication City/Country: Berkeley CA
  • ISBN 10: 1580080936
  • ISBN 13: 9781580080934
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 34,788

Product description

When nomad artist and free spirit Dan Price began jotting down his musings in the form of whimsical drawings and inspired prose, he hardly could have imagined that his self-published journal-zine, the MOONLIGHT CHRONICLES, would earn him a cult following across the country. Now in its twentieth edition, the MOONLIGHT CHRONICLES has brought Dan's creed of "truth, beauty, and really big sabbaticals from the convention of life" to thousands across the countryWith such a following, Dan figured it was time to collect his offbeat observations into book form in hopes of inspiring other would-be journal writers to take pen, camera, and brush in hand. As Dan is fond of noting "Seems there's tons of empty journal books, but not too many on how to fill 'em up!" In HOW TO MAKE A JOURNAL, Dan answers the call, teaching readers how to tap into those pent-up creative juices and collect their life experiences on paper.

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When he can manage to hang up his walkin' shoes, hobo-artist DAN PRICE resides in Oregon with his wife and two children. As a child, Dan was inspired by the line drawings and cartoons he found in the New Yorker magazine. He began drawing and keeping journals in 1992.

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By Jemma Pollari 20 Jan 2012 3

This is a cute little book with some good ideas. I would describe it as an ideas and inspiration book rather than a guide on journaling technique. It is a very small book (about 9cm x 11cm in size, and about 0.7cm thick) which shocked me when it arrived because I was expecting something more substantial. I guess in theory you could carry it around in your pocket but it's quite short and a quick read so it's not like a reference book you would refer back to more than once or twice. Some of the pages at the back are inclusions from his Moonlight Chronicles but unfortunately because the book is so small (and presumably the pages have been shrunk down to fit in) the handwritten text is difficult to read on these pages (in some spots I couldn't make it out; the dark paper the pages were printed on made it hard for me to read too). Other than that the author's style is pleasant and conversational and he really communicates his passion for journaling throughout the book. The sections on journaling (before the excerpts at the end) are written at a readable handwritten size and on pale paper so are easy to read. It could be a good book for young adults to get some inspiration and get away from the "complaint diary" that most teenagers keep. They might like the pocket-sized nature of it to. For me it was a bit small and not as much detail and information as I would have liked.

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-- SARK meets Jack Kerouac: journaling for the hip, and young-at-heart. -- The first journaling book we've seen that made guys' eyes light up as much as the gals'. -- Dan has already developed a devoted cult following for his Moonlight Chronicles (distributed by the Simple Shoe Company.When nomad artist and free spirit Dan Price began jotting down his musings in the form of whimsical drawings and inspired prose, he hardly could have imagined that his self-published journal-'zine, the Moonlight Chronicles, would earn him a cult following across the country. Now in its twentieth edition, the Moonlight Chronicles has brought Dan's creed of "truth, beauty, and really big sabbaticals from conventional life" to thousands across the country. With such a following, Dan figured it was time to collect his offbeat observations into book form in hopes of inspiring would-be journal writers to take pen, camera, and brush in hand. As Dan is fond of noting, "Seems there's tons of blank books, but not too many on how to fill 'em up!" In HOW TO MAKE A JOURNAL OF YOUR LIFE, Dan answers the call, teaching readers how to tap into those pent-up creative juices and collect their life experiences on paper.