InCoWriMo 2016 + Free Calendar Planner

Few days ago I came across the notion of the InCoWriMo = International Correspondence Writing Month. If you are familiar =with NaNoWriMo (national Novel Writing Month), you might have guessed what is InCoWriMo stands for.

Basic Rules – You need to write letter/postcard every day for the month of February.

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I’ve poked around the web, and found official website for this project – –  with the short description on what this project is about:

“InCoWriMo is the short name for International Correspondence Writing Month, otherwise known as February.

With an obvious nod to NaNoWriMo for the inspiration, InCoWriMo challenges you to hand-write and mail/deliver one letter, card, note or postcard every day during the month of February.

It’s simple. It’s fun. It’s rewarding.”

I personally Love mail, love getting letters and packages and a mailbox key is my prized possession πŸ™‚ So needless to say – I decided I just have to participate in this project.

Starting February 1, i will write a letter or a postcard every day. I’ve made a list of people I want to write to, but I also have a few days left without a recipient. I guess I will post on social media (Facebook and Instagram) to see who wants to get a note from me. If you want a letter – let me know by leaving a comment here or writing an email πŸ™‚

I also hope that this project will stick around and turn into a popular movement just as NaNoWriMo did.

Additionally, I’ve noticed that official website for InCoWriMo had a planning calendar for 2015, but the website is not updated with the info for 2016. With only a week left for preparation for the monthly challenge, I decided to create my own template and share with you. Here is how it looks:

InCoWriMo-2016 Calendar

I thought it can be a great idea to not only use this template to preplan Who you will write to on what day, but also it can be useful to prepare and write down addresses for all recepients.

If you are interested – you can Download and use this free template for your InCoWriMo 2016 project

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  1. Melissa

    January 25, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Thank you for creating it! Unfortunately your link is not working after I enter my address. it says the file is not available.

    1. admin

      January 26, 2016 at 8:36 pm

      Thank you for the feedback Melissa!
      I got it all fixed and emailed you a copy of the template!

  2. Dana

    January 26, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    The calendar is a very good Idea. Thanks.

    1. admin

      January 26, 2016 at 8:35 pm

      Thank you Dana! I hope it will be useful for you πŸ™‚

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  4. Dallas

    January 29, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Hello! Replied to your comment on the InCoWriMo site, but I felt compelled to comment here as well. Thank you so much for the template, and I can’t wait start this challenge!

    1. Galina

      February 1, 2016 at 10:13 pm

      Thank you for the comment Dallas! I am so glad that there are so many people writing letters! and of course that my template came useful not only for me πŸ™‚

  5. Lori

    February 1, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    Hi Halina, I found your post on the Fountain Pen Network. I clicked on your link, which is no longer working on FPN, and submitted my email address, but didn’t get the template.

    Do I have to submit it again as the poster above did?

  6. Lori

    February 1, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    oh, nevermind, the link appeared to download in the area where I submitted my email address.

    Hurray! It worked. Very nice work. I’ll be using it for InCoWriMo. Thank you Halina.

    1. Galina

      February 1, 2016 at 10:12 pm

      yay Lori! I’m glad it worked! πŸ™‚

  7. Lena

    February 3, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Great calendar! Am a bit late in my planning but one ahead with the letters. Am so happy to hear that even though the InCoWriMo site is not updated this year people are taking initiative to continue their fine work. This is my first year and I love it!
    Enjoy all the letters!
    Lena From Sweden

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