Overview: Journaling strengthens writing skills, adds clarity to personal goals and feelings, and grows into material for future non-fiction and fiction writing. All of these benefits while writing thoughts, hopes, dreams, goals, struggles, and daily events.
Audience: For all ages. Session contains relatable, age-appropriate examples.
1) What is journaling?
2) Discuss who, why, where, and when of journaling.
3) A journal is a fun, safe place to write about who or what inspires you or things that scare you.
4) Learn about yourself and people in your life by writing regularly.
5) Discover new strengths and skills in yourself and others.
6) Find trends and behaviors you want to stretch or shrink.
7) How to find value in processing the written information at a later date.
8) Document “people watching” for character development and other writing uses.
9) Use day-to-day encounters as story lines or character studies for future writing projects.
· Costs: Travel expenses plus. Depends on group and event. All negotiable. Opportunity to sell my best-selling, award-winning Face Forward, Move Forward book and journals. I am willing to sell books and journals in advance for wholesale cost based on numbers sold in advance of event.
Arlene Gale, Author and Public Speakers
Arlene Gale has more than 25 years of writing and speaking experience. Her non-fiction book Face Forward, Move Forward became an amazon.com “#1 Best New Release” and stayed on its “#1 Best Seller” list in four categories. Face Forward, Move Forward earned the “USA Best Books Finalist Award” and the international “Stargazer Literary Press Silver Medal Award.” Face Forward, Move Forward now has six companion journals on the themes of: Do Not Be Afraid, Peace, Inspiration, Hope, Love, and a Youth Journal.
Arlene wrote and published numerous award-winning short stories and professional articles for a variety of markets and media including trade magazine articles; human-interest, inspirational, and sports magazines; as well as education and marketing programs for businesses and non-profits. She has written professional speeches, education programs, and commercials for radio and television.
She advises both non-fiction and fiction writers on writing and publishing issues. She has written and presented public education and information programs for city councils, community interest groups, scouting, education, and other professional groups. Arlene is a mentor volunteering her time at SCORE, part of the Small Business Administration, to help startup and new businesses in a variety of writing topics.
Arlene is a strong advocate of STEM/STEAM programs in education. She is the coach of a nationally and internationally competitive, award-winning coach and mentor of robotics teams and programs for students in 6th grade through high school. Arlene is proud of her work in teaching people of all ages how to create and deliver public speaking programs.
Arlene earned a Marketing/Public Relations (with a minor in radio/TV/Film) degree from Texas Christian University and a Masters in Marketing (with concentrated studies in Urban Afraid and Social Work) from the University of Texas at Arlington. She lives in North Texas with her husband and sons.