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The WriteWell Writer’s Journal by Joel Friedlander, The Book Designer

Is this the best writer’s journal… ever?

Write easily, more quickly, and with greater pleasure

Like you, I’ve been writing in journals for years. But too often, the journals themselves created problems.

Just when I wanted to let go and really sink into my writing, I’d instead find myself fighting with my journal.

When you write, you want to feel the freedom to fully engage with your work, ease with your writing process, and pleasure at the act of writing itself.

I set out to use my 30-plus years in book design to create the ultimate writer’s journal.

The result is my new WriteWell Writer’s Journal, and I think you’re going to love it.

For more on what makes this journal special—and why it’s getting raves from writers everywhere—read on.

WriteWell Journals are made in the U.S.A

“Keep a notebook. Travel with it, eat with it, sleep with it. Slap into it every stray thought that flutters up into your brain. Cheap paper is less perishable than gray matter. And lead pencil markings endure longer than memory.”
—Jack London, Getting Into Print

“Our notebooks give us away, for however dutifully we record what we see around us, the common denominator of all we see is always, transparently, shamelessly, the implacable ‘I.'”
—Joan Didion, Slouching Toward Bethlehem

“In the journal I do not just express myself more openly than I could to any person; I create myself.”
—Susan Sontag, Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”
—William Wordsworth

“There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen to write.”
—William Makepeace Thackeray, The History of Henry Esmond

“Journal writing is a voyage to the interior.”
—Christina Baldwin

“These handwritten words in the pages of my journal confirm that from an early age I have experienced each encounter in my life twice: once in the world, and once again on the page.”
—Terry Tempest Williams

“I want to write, but more than that, I want to bring out all kinds of things that lie buried deep in my heart.”
—Anne Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank

“If you want to write, you need to keep an honest, unpublishable journal that nobody reads, nobody but you. Where you just put down what you think about life, what you think about things, what you think is fair and what you think is unfair.”
—Madeleine L’Engle

“My journal is my life’s companion.”
—Christina Baldwin

Why you’ll love your WriteWell Journal

Thoughtfully designed, a pleasure to hold, crafted for a lifetime

The WriteWell Writer’s Journal has been carefully optimized by an award-winning book designer and author for one purpose, and one only: to make the process of writing easier and more enjoyable than ever.

A sewn binding that lays flat wherever you open it, ribbon marker, high quality cream-colored paper and a unique luxurious cover make this flexible journal look great and feel elegant in your hand.

Since it is designed for writing, the pages have been purposefully kept clutter-free so there’s nothing to impede the flow of your thoughts directly into your journal.

Lies Flat

Why fight with the journal you’re writing in? Your WriteWell Journal will lie flat whever you open it.

Quality Paper

You’ll love writing on our luxurious, cream colored paper. Use the writing tool of your choice.

More Pages

While mosts journals have 160 or 192 pages, your WriteWell journal has 240 pages, so write on!

Wider Pages

Feel cramped by narrow pages? WriteWell journals are amply sized to allow you full writing freedom.

Flexible Covers

Our custom-made textured covers feel great in your hand. And they are tough, too, for long use.

Rounded Corners

Carry your journal with confidence because it’s corners will never get bent or dog-eared.

Page Numbers

Never lose track of where you’ve written that memorable place, because you can find it easily.

Index Page

Use the last page in your Journal to keep track of major parts of your journal for ready reference.

Details, Details

  • 5¼” x 8-3/4” (A5) size
  • Flexible, custom made satin finish cover material
  • 240 pages
  • Sewn, lay-flat binding
  • Ribbon marker
  • Round corners
  • Page numbers
  • Index page at the end
  • High quality cream-colored Glatfelter paper
  • Not available in stores
  • Made in the U.S.A.
“I am in love with it! I am using the journal for writing blog posts, magazine articles, saving favorite quotations, business plans, and big ideas. The writing paper is smooth, soft, and a quality texture that only a writer and author might especially appreciate. Having numbered pages are useful for locating my journal sections, a novel concept. Having an Index page was brilliant along with the numbered pages. Because the book is durable and flexible for actually being able to write in easily due to the design, size, and formatting, it will often be used and carried without concern of delicacy.”
—Dawn Marie Carlson, Petaluma
“I use journals constantly and most covers eventually fall apart in a short amount of time. That would not be the case for this cover. The spacing is not to big and not to small. I’m able to get much information onto one page. The spacing makes the journal lasts longer. But my favorite feature is the numbered pages. I got really excited when I was able to make reference to a page, using the page number, regarding a topic that I previously wrote about on another page. The index feature is amazing. I’ve wasted much time trying to find a system that works in my other journals. I’ve found none in previous journals.”
—Florence Druid, author
“I love the paper. And the dimensions. And especially the cover. The thing just feels great in my hand. No rings, so hard corners, or weird-feeling cardboard or fake leather, or puffy anything. Just perfect. I love the narrow lines. And especially the page numbers. And that it lies flat. Brilliant.”
—Brian Felsen, Los Angeles
“I love the overall look and the feel of The Journal, especially the size, which is easy to carry, so I can take it anywhere! The paper is nice to write on, not too absorbent. The cover and lack of graphics make it simple and rich looking. I do not write everyday, but I have found that since the journal is so handy and has such a nice surface to write on, I look forward to writing in it. I am more motivated to write!”
Mary LynnSlattery, Novato

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  • 1 journal is $22
  • 2 journals earn a 10% discount
  • 3 journals earn an 18% discount
  • 4 journals earn a 22% discount
  • 5 journals earn a 25% discount
  • 6 journals earn a 27% discount
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  1. If you order 7 or more copies to be shipped outside the U.S., a new form will open, and you will receive a reply with the cost of your order so you can confirm the amount before placing your order.
  2. Enjoy!

Money Back Guarantee

We stand behind our journals and want you to have the best writing experience possible. If for some reason you aren’t 100% satisfied with your journal, you can return it for a full refund within the first 30 days after delivery. If you have any questions regarding this refund policy, please contact us at