National Journal Writing Month

Take the journal writing challenge—starting the 1st day of January, April, July and October.

National Journal Writing Month

Take the journal writing challenge—starting the 1st day of January, April, July and October.

National Journal Writing Month

Take the journal writing challenge—starting the 1st day of January, April, July and October.

National Journal Writing Month

Take the journal writing challenge—starting the 1st day of January, April, July and October.

National Journal Writing Month

Take the journal writing challenge—starting the 1st day of January, April, July and October.

National Journal Writing Month

Take the journal writing challenge—starting the 1st day of January, April, July and October.

Why Participate in NaJoWriMo

30 Day Challenges

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 October

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.

How to Use Journal Writing to Complete Your Projects

When I finally get around to working on long range projects, my journal becomes my counselor for working through my procrastination and frustrations, a coach for keeping me motivated, and a light bulb of ideas for completing projects. I know for certain I would have...

Why I Still Use Day One

When I started journaling back in the early ‘80s, I looked forward to purchasing at least one new notebook every year and filling it up with journal entries. But after I started using the Day One journaling, my journal writing increased and I got even more out of the...

6 Ways to Get Started with Journal Writing for the New Year

Whether you’re new to journal writing, or have amassed several volumes of journal entries, a new year is always a great opportunity to reflect, plan, and make goals for personal growth and enriching your life. The following is a set of recommendations for using...

Get Ready: National Journal Writing Month Starts July 1st

Get your pen and notebook or digital journal ready for the next National Journal Writing Month (NaJoWriMo) starting July 1st. The theme for the month-long journal writing challenge is Travel: Places and Journeys. This theme and journaling prompts will focus on two...

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

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

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