Diaries are wonderful places to explore your emotions, record dreams or ideas, and reflect on daily life. While there's no single, definitive way to write a diary, there are some basic tricks you can use to get the most out of your writing. Visit: https://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Diary
You can share your diary as a writing, video, photograph, song, or other piece of art.
Your entry will be preserved forever in the archives of Stages of Freedom, The Providence Public Library, The Providence City Archives, and The Rhode Island Historical Society, so future viewers will be able to see how you lived through this extraordinary time.
Tips for Diary Entries:
Feel free to write, even if you don't think you are the best writer in the world.
Write a poem, song lyrics, a short story, a script or simply ideas that express how you are coping with the challenges of COVID-19
Remember you are writing personal thoughts and experiences but sharing them publicly. Choose to be anonymous if you wish, but know what you write can help and inspire others to cope with this difficult time.
Express hopes, aspirations, reservations, doubts.
Write about things you know.
Consider writing your entry on paper in longhand, editing, perfecting it and then posting it.
What inspires you during this time of social isolation?
How are you using "found" time to develop new skills or perfecting old ones?
How has sheltering at home changed your life?
What new ways have you found to communicate with family and friends?
How have your relationships with family and friends improved, grown or changed?
Choose a favorite poem, quote, memory or place to get your entry going.
Write about what music, art, book or hobby is inspiring you, improving you.
What are your thoughts about online learning and not being in school?
For our swimmers: What do you miss about not being able to swim?
To begin writing diary entries, you must register for a CONNECTED account. Register for a new account by clicking here and following the steps on that page.
Once registered and logged in, visit the "Quarantine Diary Entries" page and click "Start a Discussion."
From this point, you'll have access to post text, images, videos, pieces of art, files, and much more to showcase to all CONNECTED members to see.