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Newbie Only Creative Writing Journal

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Swap Coordinator:marcsgrl (contact)
Swap categories: Letters & Writing  Journals 
Number of people in swap:10
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:October 16, 2009
Date items must be sent by:December 18, 2009
Number of swap partners:1


This swap will be a bit different from anything I have seen so far. I hope you all enjoy the idea.

For this swap you will choose one of the characters below and you will journal as this person. There should be at least 25 entries in your journal. You will place yourself into the life of your character and write about their daily activities. This should be really fun and creative. Feel free to decorate your journal in the theme you chose.





Mad Scientist


50's Housewife



Serial Killer

Waltons Era

1930's Flapper

Mob Boss

Mafia Girlfriend


Those are the choices, so all you have to do is pick one and start journaling about your life as this person. If you have any questions please feel free message me.

The rules for this version will be a bit different for this swap you must be a newbie only. No more than 2 mailed swaps as of your sign up. I have had interest from newbies for my other swap so I am creating one just for them. I will not be able to angel this so only join if you intend to send.


ShinyMae 09/ 8/2009 #

Can you type it or does it have to be hand written? and sent through snail mail? Seems interesting.

marcsgrl 09/ 8/2009 #

It has to be sent through snail mail and since it is in a journal you will need to hand write. :)

Mesha 09/ 9/2009 #

aww i want to join no fair I stopped being a newbie like 2 swaps ago :(

wudwooda 09/ 9/2009 #

I am a COMPLETE newbie, lol, and would love to join! I will be a vampire.

SunArtist 09/ 9/2009 #

Would you consider letting a non newbie angel the swap if needed?

marcsgrl 09/10/2009 #

Anyone who is not a newbie that wants to join this swap please check out the non-newbie version here...


lheureuxart 09/11/2009 #

Any type of journal? Purchased, handmade, typed, handwritten?

BTW - this swap is the reason I joined! I love this type of writing and haven't done it since high school!

lheureuxart 09/12/2009 #

Unfortunately, I've had to drop from this swap. I just got my textbooks for the fall quarter starting next week, and they're intense! I may not have time to finish this, and I don't want to flake out. I do love this idea, and hopefully there will be one similar to this later.

marcsgrl 09/12/2009 #

I am so sorry you had to drop out. I will definitely think of starting another one when this one finishes. Good luck with school.

DarbyFlats 09/13/2009 #

Hi. I'm a newbie and just wanted to give lheureuxart props for dropping out instead of flaking. Nice to know that I can count on people to be responsible on here. I'm terrified of doing so much work, just to be let down. You know?

Have a nice day everyone!

Abilennia 09/14/2009 #

May I choose to be a demi-goddess?

SGriffin 09/14/2009 #

Will the journals be swapped with any character or will we swap with someone who chose the same character to get thier perspective?

This is my first and I am super excited!

marcsgrl 09/15/2009 #

abilennia- of course you can. I will add that one to the list.

sgriffin- the partners are chosen by the system and it is all random so even I only find out who gets who when I click the button and it assigns them.

marcsgrl 09/15/2009 #

P.S. I am glad you are excited. :)

marcsgrl 09/17/2009 #

Anyone else started their journal yet? I have made a couple entries and find it amazing how much I feel like my character while I am writing. This is truly a fun project.

WritersSoul 09/21/2009 #

Oh yay, I started watching the other one but now I see that you have a special one for me. Sigh. Lovely dubby feelings all over. haha. I'm going to watch this one and make sure that life doesn't get crazy. If not, I already know which one I want to do!!!

marcsgrl 09/23/2009 #

lol, that's great. I hope you are able to join. :)

marcsgrl 09/25/2009 #

Someone mentioned to me that maybe we could make a copy of our journals on the computer and then we could share them with each other. In case anyone wants to read all of the journals. Feel free to do that. You don't have to but if you would like to share a digital copy with the other members of the group that would be awesome.

Red 09/27/2009 #

I'm loving it. I took the time to decorate this cute pretty journal thinking that I was going to do it from a fairy perspective. But, now I look at this really pretty journal and I want to be ironic with it. Sooo, I'm doing the "Serial Killer" It's soo out of my normal happy peaceful personality that it's becoming really fun. I can't wait till I'm done and can let someone else have fun with it. (of course everything in it will be total fiction :)

marcsgrl 10/ 4/2009 #

lol, I am happy you are having fun with it. I am loving the few minutes a day that I get to escape and be someone else. I have two of these to do but have only started 1 so far. I am going to do two different ones so I don't want to get confused and mix my stories up. LOL

darchildre 10/13/2009 #

Heh, I actually joined the site because someone showed me this swap. This is going to be great!

lefroggy 10/15/2009 #

I wish i was still a newbie this idea sounded like fun.. I hope you will do another one again someday..

marcsgrl 10/16/2009 #

darchilde- That's great! I am so glad you joined cause of this swap. I hope you have fun with it.

lefroggy- I actually had one for non-newbies going but it has already closed for joining. I may do another one in a few months.

marcsgrl 10/21/2009 #

I am so sorry guys. I thought I has assigned the partners for this already. I will do it right now.

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