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.
Theme for July: Places and Journeys
Why Participate in NaJoWriMo
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 July Theme
You can order a set of engaging journal writing prompts developed to deepen your journal writing. If plan to participate and subscribe to a theme for the month of July, wait until June 30th to order subscribe to your email prompts. Mark your calendar. If you subscribe to this site, you'll also be sent reminders.
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.
I’ve been journaling for at least 20 years with some extended breaks. NaJoWriMo helps me to stay organized, and provides brain dumping of ideas for future novels. I ran across NaJoWriMo while on Twitter in the Fall of 2017. I hadn’t wrote any words of any kind at that point for two years. NaJoWriMo helped me get my creative spark back and I was able to complete my first 50,000 word novel for NaNoWriMo because of the challenge! Thanks Bakari!
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.