The Journal Writer’s Companion

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Achieve Your Goals • Express Your Creativity • Realize your Potential

Numerous studies show that effective journal writing can significantly impact your life. Designed to be a clear, practical guide to using journaling to help you succeed in any area of life, The Journal Writer’s Companion is also a comprehensive reference to all of the different types of journaling techniques, from gratitude journals to bullet journals, legacy journals to art journals. The result is the only guide you’ll ever need to achieving personal and professional success the journaling way!

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820041 | Hardback | 210 x 152 mm / 8.25 x 6 inches |272 Pages

Alyss Thomas, MSc is an experienced writer, coach and therapist and has worked as a writing coach  for over 20 years. She has helped hundreds of students use journals as a learning tool. This book came to life through her own journaling practice when she discovered she was getting incredible results in life areas she was journaling, compared with the ones where she had not written any journals. She is the author of The 1000 Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask Yourself (Exisle, 2005).


An Introduction to Modern Journalling Journal Writing today is an exciting and fulfilling activity. It is completely different to old methods of diarising your life or telling the story of what happened, or venting your feelings. Modern journal writing is about

The Adelaide Advertiser
“Numerous studies show that effective journal writing can significantly impact your life. Journalling is a great way to process troubling thoughts and refocus on what is really important in your life. If you’ve been putting off doing it because you can’t find the time, now is a great time to start.” Click here to read

Blossoms and Bullet Journals
“The Journal Writer’s Companion is a book that guides the reader through the journaling process (not just bullet journaling, though it is one of the many types that are talked about) with lots of explanations, prompts, and expertise.” Click here to read more

Tearaway Magazine Reviews
“It is well-laid out for skipping to wherever you need to read, with relevant page numbers mentioned in all the right places. The prompts and note-pages are well-placed, and strategically-placed bullet points make for an easy read. It also had a small comprehensive bibliography, so you can read more if you found something intriguing. I do like it when authors cite their sources.” Click here to read more

The Audrey Daybook Six page feature
“Alyss Thomas, author of The Journal Writer’s Companion, shares why journalling is key to developing creative ideas, finding mental space to relax, and discovering the best version of yourself”.

“a practical parenting guide to help you child navigate your mental health. Learn how to notice the signs of struggle and get them help”.

The Irish Examiner – Reviews
“You never know when you might come back to your journals throughout your life, says author Alyss Thomas, who’s just published a book on journalling. She talks to Ailin Quinlan. Would you like to become calmer, more centred, more focused, and confident that what you think or say is worth listening to? Of course you would. And according to psychotherapist Alyss Thomas, there’s a cheap, enjoyable, and hassle-free way of doing it — write a journal.” Click here to read more.

Write by the Sea Reviews
“Whether you’ve been journaling all your life, or you’re just thinking about starting a regular journaling practice, you’ll want to get this journaling companion and keep it handy because your reasons for journaling and the types of journaling you’ll do will probably change a lot over time.” Click here to read more

Lazy Thoughts Reviews
“There are so many methods that I have yet to try and I almost want to dip my toes into all of them. I’ve dabbled with art journalling before, but the Journal Writer’s Companion really goes in-depth as to how each method can be used and what it might help you achieve. It also gives prompts you might like to use, and is just an all-round great starting point for someone looking to get into journalling” Click here to read more

Writer’s Voice Double Feature Interview with Alyss Thomas and Gareth St John Thomas

“We talk with Alyss Thomas about her guide to journaling: The Journal Writer’s Companion. Then, we check in with Thomas’ brother Gareth St. John Thomas about his terrific guide to learning and writing about a family member’s history. It’s called Finding True Connections” Read and Listen to Podcast Below


Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS We talk with Alyss Thomas about her guide to journaling: The Journal Writer’s Companion . Then, we check in with Thomas’ brother Gareth St. John Thomas about his terrific guide to learning and writing about a family member’s history.

Australian Writer’s Centre

4 kinds of journalling | Australian Writers’ Centre blog

The Journal Writer’s Companion Journal writing has been proven to help develop greater purpose, clarity, focus and creative self-expression. In her book, The Journal Writer’s Companion , psychotherapist and lifelong journal writer, Alyss Thomas, explores the many types of journal writing and the role they can play in helping us to access our best creative selves.

Mom Knows it All

“The Journal Writer’s Companion is a great way to help anyone start or improve journaling. As many folks start journals in the beginning of a year, the book would be a great gift for anyone that does journal or wants to start.”

2019 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – The Journal Writer’s Companion

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Write by the Sea

Top tips for Journaling-  Alyss Thomas Guest Post

Top Journaling Tips for Writers

Seven ways journalling can change your life

Alyss Thomas writes a piece for Female First upon the release of her new book The Journal Writer’s Companion.

“The keys to successful journal writing are to make it enjoyable, make it regular and consistent, focus on the positive, never judge or criticise yourself, and keep it private. Journal writing empowers you to realise more of your potential and be your best self.” Click Here to Read More

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