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Welcome to the International Association for Journal Writing

The IAJW is committed to helping you write consistently, deeply and authentically to keep your journal writing fresh, enjoyable and transformational. Be inspired. Create. Connect.

Headshot - Lynda Monk, Director of The International Association for Journal Writing

  • Inspiring and informative article library
  • Monthly live telechats with guest experts
  • Library of motivating audio interviews
  • Monthly online journal writing circles
  • Discounted fees for online classes, ebooks and products
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Featured Products and Courses for Journal Writing:

  • A Year in the Life gently leads you through one full year of introspective writing, using weekly prompts and topics as a springoard into your deepest feelings.

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    $14.95
  • Celebrate Journaling: Journal Luminaries Speak includes 9 incredible interviews with the fun and enlightening masters of writing practice.

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    $27.00
  • This Finding Joy Within journaling tool help you access greater feelings of joy regardless of your outer circumstances.

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    $7.95
  • Dr. Maisel’s Focused Journal Method is an elegant, systematic way of meeting life’s challenges using intentional journaling.

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    $35.00

From Our Journal Writing Blog…

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7 Helpful Tips for How to Write a Memoir from Your Journals

April 16th, 2018|Comments Off on 7 Helpful Tips for How to Write a Memoir from Your Journals

Are you a journal writer who also dreams of writing a memoir?  I am currently in the midst of mining my journals for raw material to help me with writing - Surrender: An Adoptee's Memoir. ... Read More >>

  • Online Writing Circle

Online Writing Practice: Growing The Writer Within by Ruth Folit

April 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Online Writing Practice: Growing The Writer Within by Ruth Folit

Ruth Folit, founder of the IAJW, reflects on her past experience with participating in Online Writing Practice What is Online Writing Practice? It's an hour of time spent mid-day, with writers of any shape, size, ... Read More >>

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Getting Started with Writing a Poem: without needing to know what you are going to say next by Sheila Bender

March 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Getting Started with Writing a Poem: without needing to know what you are going to say next by Sheila Bender

Do you like or want to write poetry?  Maybe you want to craft a poem in the pages in your journal for the pure joy of it? Perhaps you want to write a poem for ... Read More >>

How can the IAJW can help you with your Journal Writing?

We know how to help you get the most out of your journal writing:

  • To help you write often, in your own voice, and move into new and deeper territory
  • To help you find the gold in your journals.
  • To help you know yourself better.
  • To help you make connections, gain insights, see life patterns, and ultimately make the life changes you want–whether it is to improve relationships, to figure out how to move forward through a transition period, to balance your emotions, to improve your health, or to become a better writer.

We do this by offering:

The IAJW exists to inspire, inform and juice up your journal writing!