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.
Benefits of Journal Writing
Enhance writing skills
Journal writing builds writing fluency and helps you learn to express your thoughts and ideas.
When you write honestly and pour out your worries, the act of writing can help you process your emotions and what's on your mind.
Boost your memory
Journal writing is a great way to keep track of your experiences, ideas, and daily reactions to what's happening in your world.
Set & attain goals
When you write something down, you become more committed to action. Writing helps you plan and figure out how to reach your goals.
Explore thoughts and ideas
Journal writing is a dialogue with yourself. Without being judged or censored, you can explore your thoughts and ideas about anything you want.
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I'm pleased to present part 2 of my interview with Sharon Boggon in which she shares her advice about journal writing and how to make it useful. You can read part 1 here....
Over the years of facilitating National Journal Writing Month, I have met through the journal writing challenges inspiring and dedicated journal keepers. One such journal...
Happiness is something we all seek. We want to be happy and enjoy the people we care about to be happy. Happiness isn't easy to define. It's a feeling that eludes us most of...
Before the year ends, now is a good time to reflect back on the last twelve months to gauge your experiences and accomplishments, reassess unfinished goals and projects, and...
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...
When I looking for journal writing inspiration, I sometimes read the humorous, quirky, and often insightful diary entries of David Sedaris. Published in 2017, Sadaris' Theft...
I’ve been journal writing for 30+ years for a long-term collection of my thoughts, progression of self over time, and recording of travels/events. I rarely use prompts, but April’s [Personal Renewal] theme struck a chord with me, and I’ve enjoyed the focused, thematic journaling 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, and how to face issues I may have avoided — it helps me grow. THANK YOU SO MUCH, NAJOWRIMO — you’ve helped me keep journaling and attached to what I really love.