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

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

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

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From Our Journal Writing Blog…

Card Decks Make Great Journal Writing Prompts

May 22nd, 2018|2 Comments

I love to keep my journal writing fresh and creative by using various journal writing techniques, tools and prompts.  One of my favourite, and quick ways, to play in my journal and deepen self-awareness as ... Read More >>

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From the pages of my journal: Wild Woman Dancing by Lynda Monk

May 1st, 2018|4 Comments

Each month we host a Writing Alone Together circle for IAJW members.  I have been so inspired by the writing done and shared in our circles, that I have decided to start a new feature ... Read More >>

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Ask Our Coach: How do I ensure a sense of privacy so I can write freely in my journal?

April 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Question:   A question that comes up for me is that I need privacy to write freely. Of course the computer resolves this but I do want to write in a physical journal. Might you ... 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!