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Starting From Day One

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Starting From Day One

 National Journal Writing Courses

This set of prompts comes from my first book about the best selling Mac and iOS journal writing application, Day One.

The 30 daily prompts are ideal for anyone starting out with the Day One app, or anyone wanting to develop a journal writing habit in 30 days. 

The prompts are based on a variety of topics and genres, including lists, letters, exploring goals and challenges, inspirations, and values and beliefs. 

When you receive the prompts in the email, you can copy and paste them in your Day One application or copy them to your paper journal. 

NaJoWriMo Creator

Bakari Chavanu is the creator of the National Journal Writing Month project. He's a full-time blogger, author of Starting From Day One: Using the Day One Journaling App to Record and Enrich Your Life.


I've definitely been enjoying my first experience with NaJoWriMo! I didn't realize what a rut my journaling had fallen into until I started working with the daily prompts for this October theme. I've discovered unexpected advantage as well. I write fiction but recently entered the genre arena of creative nonfiction/essays. The NaJoWriMo prompts have helped me loosen up the scholastic ultra-formality I learned for essay writing long ago in school.

Thanks, Bakari! I'm already looking forward to the next NaJoWriMo!


Thank you Bakari for commenting on my first entry of the #NaJoWriMo! And yes, you are right, there was ”more creativity” within me than I first thought once I sat down with the question of the initial prompt.

Will use the prompts to spark new blog posts, but possibly spread them out more than on a daily basis!

—HERO - the coach 

Too often, my journal devolves into something more like a record of daily events rather than creative expressions or inner explorations. This will be the first time I've worked with prompts for a guided journaling experience. Looking forward to it. :)

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