This excerpt from, “Success, Your Path to a Successful Book,” by Maralyn D. Hill and Brenda C. Hill is the end of the journaling chapter–except for all the references.

Trigger topics and exercises we have used:

  • If I had 3 months to live, or even one day, what would I do first?
  • Write a letter to someone telling them exactly how you feel. You may want to wait a day before sending it. You may decide just getting the words on paper released what was inside.
  • What is high on your wish list and why? What do you need to achieve this?
  • Imagine a private photo with special meaning and write about it.
  • What brings you sadness or anger? What can you do so as not to let these emotions have power over you?
  • If I could change something, what would it be?
  • What’s good about it? Take any difficult situation and ask yourself that question. It can help you turn things around.
  • Paint a portrait with words of the kindest or most admirable person you know.

    Try journaling… we think you’ll like it. It can be a wonderful way to get your memoirs started.

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