National Journal Writing Month starts the1st Day of January, April, June, and October

National Journal Writing Month (NaJoWriMo) helps you start and maintain a journal writing habit in 30 days. NaJoWriMo is geared toward personal growth, reaching your goals, and recording your life as you live it.

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Why Participate in NaJoWriMo

30-Day Challenge

Take the NaJoWriMo challenge and develop and maintain a journal writing habit in 30 days. 

Personal Growth

Use journal writing for personal enrichment, reaching goals, exploring your creativity, and recording your life as you live it. 

Growing Community

Learn how journal writing is a powerful tool and practice for learning, problem solving, and keeping yourself centered.


NaJoWriMo Thematic Writing Prompts

You can order a set of engaging journal writing prompts developed to deepen your journal writing at

any time, or wait until an upcoming NaJoWriMo month to get started.   

NaJoWriMo January

NaJoWriMo April

NaJoWriMo July

July Theme

NaJoWriMo October

About the Creator of NaJoWriMo

Author and long journal writer, Bakari Chavanu is the creator of NaJoWriMo, which was started January 2015. Bakari is the author of the interactive iBook, Starting From Day One: Using the Day One Journaling App to Record and Enrich Your Life

I’ve been journal writing 30+ years, for long-term collection of my thoughts at any time, progression of self over time, recording of travels/events. I normally don't use prompts, but April's [Personal Renewal] theme struck a chord with me and I've been enjoying the focused, narrow topic to journal to quite a lot.

Gary Varner
John Doe UI/UX Designer

I've been journaling and art journaling for over 20 years. I find NaJoWriMo helpful when I'm stumped about what to write, how to dig deeper, how to face issues I may have avoided — helps me to grow. THANK YOU SO MUCH NAJOWRIMO — you've helped keep me journaling and attached to what I really love.

Lin Frye
John Doe UI/UX Designer

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