What is the National Day on Writing™?
The National Council of Teachers of English has designated October 20 as the National Day on Writing™. So, what are you going to write? Don’t quite know where to begin? True, nothing’s quite as scary as staring at a blank page, but you can do it. Start slow. One sentence at a time. Soon, you’ll have a poem, a journal entry, a story, the first chapter of a novel, or just a really poignant FB post. Go ahead. Unleash your creativity. Put it in writing.
National Day on Writing™ Related Holidays
National Novel Writing Month
NaNoWriMo challenges writers around the world to complete the first draft of a 50,000-word novel in one month. Sound impossible? Several NaNoWriMo authors have produced wildly successful books!
National Letter Writing Day
Letter writing has been in decline because of smartphones, the Internet and before that, the telephone, but for hundreds of years, it was the only way for people separated by distance to get in touch with one another. Today is a great day to get back to basics and write a letter by hand.
National Book Lovers Day
Books are the purest form of escapism. They can take you to any time, place, or culture. In honor of National Book Lovers Day August 9, we put away our smartphones, pull out a good book and simply read. (Well, an audiobook will suffice too.)
Full List of Holidays in October