One very silly thing about journals/ diaries used in film are the fact that although the person has kept this journal for decades it is all still enclosed in just one book. I know this is just not possible. My books are collected in a box. I’ve been writing them on and off since I was a kid. But, in a couple of years I can fill a journal, page by page, quite easily. Even if I skip a few months, or years, there is no way everything could be contained in just one book.
Write about a real journal/ diary as used in a film. How do they explain it being just one book or do you allow for a real journal, with several books written over a lifetime?