NaJoWriMo Starts April 1st
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, 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. You can explore your thoughts and ideas about anything you want without being judged or censored.
Order Journal Writing Prompts
NaJoWriMo Journal Writing Book
Experienced journal writers know that writing can reveal submerged thoughts and ideas and help us figure out problems and connect to truths we often overlook.
The prompts for this journal writing book invite you to ponder…
- What challenges are you not facing?
- What’s something new you could try?
- What old habits need burying?
- What have you lost in your life?
- What fresh paths do you want to start on?
- What do you need to change or improve upon?
I’ve always liked writing from prompts. I used to find them on the Internet or in books. Now I have 30 days of prompts built into an attractive journal that includes writing tips and several inspiring quotes. I recommend you try this for a month and see where it takes you. Enjoy! –Joanne Carnevale
NaJoWriMo April Email Course
Sign up for the NajoWriMo Journal Email Course on December 31st to receive daily journaling prompts during January. The prompts are the same as those in the Journal Writing Book.
This course is a great way to get daily reminders to write in your journal while also providing a themed journaling approach.
If you fall behind in your daily journaling, you can always access the prompts online in your Gumroad account Don’t forget to join the NajaWriMo newsletter list for reminders about the course
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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.