Monday, November 14, 2011

Today is "I Love to Write" Day!

From the website:

“My goal for I Love To Write Day is to have people of all ages spend time writing,” says John Riddle, Founder. “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. When people become stronger writers, they become better communicators, and everyone wins.”

I have always loved to write--it's almost as natural to me as breathing. That's one of the reasons I love to blog. So this is a day I can definitely get behind!

I encourage you to write something today. In the meantime, here are some images and quotes to celebrate the day!

"It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment? For the moment passes, it is forgotten; the mood is gone; life itself is gone. That is where the writer scores over his fellows: he catches the changes of his mind on the hop." ~Vita Sackville-West

“From a thank-you note to the sonnets of Shakespeare, writing reveals the things of our hearts. Through writing we share everything from our summer vacations to fictional worlds filled with wonder. We write from the depths of our heart, the edge of our funny bone, and every place in between. And the only prerequisite is that you do it from your own heart. Even in our technology-driven world, writing keeps us connected and provides a conduit for our creativity.”--Thomas Smith


Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I also love to write and have loved it since fifth grade...way too long ago...blogging is such a joy for a writer! I am attempting to bring all of the thoughts expressed here to my journalism students...if I can impart to them my love for the written word, then I will be happy to know that I accomplished an important task! Enjoyed the post!

my thrifty closet said...

thank you for this post, very encouraging. I'm not a natural writer, I do sometimes wish could write well. Writing is a good way to understand our thoughts and feelings. I do enjoy penning down my thoughts.


Adrienne Shubin said...

I've always enjoyed writing, even as a child.
Blogging gives me a terrific way to practice writing. In the last twenty-four hours, I wrote a blog post, three thank you cards and a client profile at work. Plus, many emails. This post of yours has made me realize how much I really do exercise my writing skills!

I am so glad to have "met" you through Not Dead Yet Style. I am your newest follower :)


Margaret said...

Writing kept me from going completely off the rails as a young girl. So much tortured poetry you could gag. But it helped. I wish I had time to indulge in more creative writing- all of my effort must be directed to writing my masters thesis right now. Thankfully I have a committee who are not averse to a bit of creativity!

I posted a response to your *personal question* on my blog BTW. Sorry it took so long.

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