Saturday, November 15, 2008 is the seventh "I Love to Write Day."
Started in 2002 by author John Riddle, “I Love to Write Day” is your day to write and your day to encourage others to write. Write a letter, write an article, write an essay, write a poem, write a short story, write in your journal. Work on your blog, work on your ezine, work on your Web site, edit your writing (or someone else’s). Just write!
I plan to reach out to the local library and some of the book stores in my area and suggest they sponsor programs to promote writing. I also hope to get teachers and students in my school district involved in this creative movement.
Here’s what John Riddle says about his goal:
"My goal for ‘I Love To Write Day’ is to have people of all ages spend time writing. They can write a poem, a love letter, a greeting card, an essay, a short story, start a novel, finish a novel…the possibilities are endless. But I want people to take the time to put their thoughts down on paper. They will be amazed at the results. Writing can be fun, but also challenging. People need to be challenged, and writing is but one of many creative ways to express yourself. I am very excited because ‘I Love To Write Day’ activities are already being planned all across the United States. For many people, that will be the beginning of their writing career. ‘I Love To Write Day’ has the potential to launch the career of the next John Grisham, Mary Higgins Clark, Stephen King or Toni Morrison."
So put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard). The sky is the limit.
Send John an email at email@example.com, and let him know how you plan to participate. And leave me a comment about your ideas!