Celebrate National Day On Writing

Celebrate National Day On Writing

Today is National Day on Writing! Let's all celebrate by drinking a bottle of wine and staring at a blank screen as we wait for inspiration to take hold!

Actually, there are better, less anti-social ways to mark the day. For example, the National Writing Project is hosting the "Why I Write" project, with a wide range of writerly activities planned: 

  • The New York Times Learning Network will present interviews with reporters to examine their writing process.
  • Figment will be accepting student essays though October 29. A curated anthology of selected submissions will be available as an eBook later this winter.
  • Edutopia is featuring a series of blogs by National Writing Project writers, and each one will invite readers to share why they write. 

You can visit the National Writing Project website to find more information on how you can celebrate. And don't forget to make liberal use of the Twitter hashtag #whyiwrite. Everyone else is doing it, and you don't want to be left out, do you? 

National Day on Writing, now in its third year, is sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English. It's been officially recognized through Senate resolutions (fancy!), and asks Americans to consider the role of writing in everyday life.

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