What’s a diary entry? It is a private text format in which you write down your confidential thoughts, hopes, fears etc. in order to create some kind of emotional relief and/or to clarify a situation, to weigh the pros and cons of a difficult decision. In the age of social media, the question arises if diaries still have a place in people’s life. As a text format in school, it helps to characterize and explore fictional characters by adopting their point of view and uncovering their hidden thoughts and motives.