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Like an idiot who is a glutton for punishment, I have decided to take up another challenge! This time it’s Bakari Chavanu’s NaJoWriMo. Similar to NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and Camp NaNoWriMo, National Journal Writing Month happens four times a year.

bakari_chvanu-copyBakari Chavanu is the creator of National Journal Writing Month, which was inspired by the NaNoWriMo. He’s a full-time blogger and writer, and a former high school teacher. He’s the author of Starting From Day One: Using the Day One Journaling App to Record and Enrich Your Life. Bakari is married with two wonderful children, and he’s an avid listener of jazz. You can reach Bakari at NaJoWriMo@icloud.com.

najowrimo-whyNot as structured as NaNoWriMo in that you’re not accountable to anyone but yourself, the goal is to help establish the habit of writing every day. For 30 days they will send you a new prompt each day. This particular series (which was from a previous challenge) has to do with Creativity. (See here for further instructions.)

And if any of you would like to join in this challenge, feel free! The more the merrier. You’re welcome to copy the prompts from these posts. If you do, I’d love it if you’d leave a note in the comments section directing us to your blog so we can all see just how creative you are! You also have the option of choosing the current set of prompts, Journaling for Personal Growth and Achieving Goals.

Hope to see you around!


(Christina Baldwin has a WONDERFUL book about journaling, Life’s Companion: Journal Writing as a Spiritual Practice. I’ve read it twice. Please see my Resources page for more information about Christina’s book.)


Picture Sources:
NaJoWriMo — National Journal Writing Month
Bakari Chavanu — National Journal Writing Month
5 Reasons to Join NaJoWriMo — Scribbles and Stationery – WordPress.com
Christina Baldwin Quote — National Journal Writing Month