Why Participate in NaJoWriMo
30 Day Challenges
Take the NaJoWriMo challenge and develop and maintain a journal writing habit in 30 days.
Use journal writing for personal enrichment, reaching goals, exploring your creativity, and recording your life as you live it.
Learn how journal writing is a powerful tool and practice for learning, problem solving, and keeping yourself centered.
NaJoWriMo Journal Writing Book
Each NaJoWriMo month centers on a theme. The theme for October is “nleasing Your Creative Mind Through Journal Writing.”
This theme challenges you to write and reflect on your creative side.
Many of us don’t explore and use our creative energy unless we’re a fiction writer, painter, poet, song writer, graphic designer, or some other type of artist. The older we get, the more disconnected we become from our creative side. But we all have creative abilities, even if we don’t know how to paint, draw, or write stories.
You don’t have to use the theme to participate in NaJoWriMo, but if you decide that you want to, you can order the NaJoWriMo October journaling book on Amazon.
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.
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.