Book Review: Journaling Every Week by Kelli A. Wilkins

Whether you are experienced in journaling or completely new to the process, this book is designed to get you thinking about—and writing about—your life, relationships, patterns, goals, and some of your fondest memories. You’ll benefit from writing about these thought-provoking prompts and learn something about yourself along the way.

Journaling is a useful tool for self-discovery. In your journal, you can explore a wide range of subjects, themes, and ideas, revisit the past, and vent about anything (or anyone). In a way, you play counselor to yourself by digging deep into your innermost thoughts and emotions and writing about how you feel.

This fun and innovative book is filled with hundreds of journaling prompts that cover your childhood, friendships, beliefs and values, your career, coping with grief, fears, forgiveness, your purpose, and much more.

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

I had a journal years ago when I was going through tough times, and it did help me to vent. I’ve meant to start journaling again during “good times” just to record my thoughts. This book is helpful when I’m not sure what I want to delve into because it has many prompts.

The author stresses making the journal your own and that there’s no one specific way to write in a journal. I’ve decided that for me, the best way to do this is not to go in the order of the chapters, but to pick one that interests me that particular week. For example, I started with chapter 33 What Makes You Happy? because that’s one that I wanted to think about at the time. It did help me to learn a lot about myself, and the prompts were helpful.

Journaling Every Week is a helpful guide for anyone who is interested in journaling. If a print copy is ever made of this book, it’d be great to set it up as a journal with blank pages after each chapter. I just use a notebook, but I think there are beginners who might like a hard copy.

About the Author

Kelli A. Wilkins is an award-winning author who has published more than 100 short stories, 20 romance novels, 7 non-fiction books, and 2 online writing courses. Her romances span many genres and settings, and she likes to scare readers with her horror stories.

In January 2021, Kelli released “Journaling Every Week: 52 Topics to Get You Writing.” This fun and innovative guide to journaling is filled with hundreds of thought-provoking prompts designed to get you writing about your feelings and emotions.

Her horror short “A Witch’s Wishes” was published in the “Nothing Ever Happens in Fox Hollow” anthology in December 2020.

In October 2020, Kelli had horror stories published in two anthologies. “The Uninvited” was published in “Halloween Horror Vol. 2.” This tale about a children’s Halloween party gone horribly wrong is one of her favorites. Her unsettling short story, “What the Peeper Saw” appeared in “Madame Gray’s Creep Show” anthology.

Earlier in 2020 Kelli published “Love, Lies & Redemption”, a western romance set in 1877 Nebraska. This novel blends a sensual love story with mystery and danger.

She released “Romance Every Weekend: 104 Fun Ways to Express Your Love”, a non-fiction guide to romance in 2019. The book features 104 fun and easy ways you can express your love to that special someone in your life. Perfect for men or women, it focuses on tender, everyday gestures that let your partner know how much you love him or her.

Kelli published “Extraterrestrial Encounters”, a collection of 18 sci-fi stories, in 2019. If you like horror fiction, don’t miss her disturbing novella, “Nightmare in the North.”

Not just an author, Kelli is also an amateur photographer. Visit her pages on Shutterstock… and iStock… to view her photos.

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