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Sunday, August 10, 2008

 

Hooray for 'I Love To Write Day'

By Jill Earl

Okay, I have to admit that I’d never heard of this event until I read about it a couple of days ago in a newsletter. The article, written by the event’s founder, John Riddle, gives the story behind ‘I Love To Write Day’.

A freelancer for 30 years, Mr. Riddle has written for numerous newspapers, magazines and websites. He’s also the author of several books and presents at writers’ conferences nationwide. Involved in coordinating special events while working in fundraising, including an attempt to assemble the largest number of people dancing the Twist for Guinness Book of World Records, he came up with the idea of holding the ‘world’s largest party for writers’.

Mr. Riddle’s goal of ‘I Love To Write Day’ is “to have people of all ages spend time writing. They can write a poem, a letter, a greeting card, an essay, a short story, start a novel, finish a novel…the possibilities are endless.” The event continues to garner attention since its inception in 2002 and November 15, 2008 will mark its seventh anniversary. Even governors of several states (including my home state of Maryland) have proclaimed November 15 as ‘I Love To Write Day’.

You‘ve probably got some ideas of your own. It doesn’t have to be a major writing project---unless you want it to be. It can be a simple as writing an encouraging note to someone. Community-wide, you can join schools, bookstores, libraries and many others in celebrating the day through various programs.

To join in the festivities, simply go here to http://www.ilovetowriteday.org to read up on the day.

And, let’s get this party started!

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Writing Wendy said...

I adore that there is a day for those who love to write! What a wonderful idea. I hope it catches on until it reaches worldwide status.

Write on!

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for spreading the word about I Love To Write Day! I appreciate your support. If anyone signs up for ILTWD during August (it's FREE), I will send them a few e-books at no cost:
"How I Made $66,270 in 9 Months Writing for Websites" and "Getting a Book Contract in 30 Days or Less."
Just visit www.ilovetowriteday.org for more information.
Thank you.
John Riddle
Founder
I Love To Write Day
johnriddle@sprintmail.com

9:27 AM  

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