Monday, November 9, 2009

I Love to Write Day



Did you know that November 15 is
I Love to Write Day? Author John Riddle is the creator of this little known celebration, which is now recognized by the governors of nine states. That’s right, if you are a resident of Delaware, New Jersey, Kentucky, Maryland, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Texas, or Florida you will be pleased to know that this day has been officially noted in your state.

Mr. Riddle came up with the idea in 2002, thinking that it would be a good way to celebrate the art of writing, and to hold the “world’s largest party for writers.”
He goes on further to say, "My goal for I Love to Write Day is simple; people of all ages are encouraged to write something. A poem, a letter, an essay, start a novel, finish a novel...the possibilities are endless!" Visit the I Love to Write Day website at www.ilovetowriteday.org.

I love Mr. Riddle's idea! Even though I am a writer, it sparks an extra measure of enthusiasm and thankfulness for what I am called to do. How will you celebrate this special day? Writing for NaNoWriMo, blog posts, an article, a journal, or flash fiction? I invite you to share your writing adventures, big or small, with us.

Happy Writing, and Happy I Love to Write Day!

20 comments :

  1. Thanks, Karen. I guess that is a good day for homeschool writing assignments!
    Blessings,
    Carol

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  2. I think I will edit some more. :0) Sometimes I think it will never end! Happy writing!

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  3. Carol,
    Yes, it has so many great applications! Thanks for stopping by:)
    Blessings!

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  4. Hi Kristen,
    I agree, editing can go on forever! I guess the key is finding the right balance. Easier said than done:) Will be praying that we all find the right balance and write according to our callings. Blessings!

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  5. Since GA is not one of the states that recognizes this awesome 'celebration,' I think I'll just create my own "I Love to Write Day." I plan on beginning the first book in my devotional series!!

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  6. Sounds like an excellent plan, Maria! Blessings to you:)

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  7. Yeah! What a great way to celebrate a passion for writing. I love it. :-)

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  8. Me too, Beck. Thanks for stopping by:)

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  9. I love that. Although I think "I love to write day" should be every day, I'll take November 15. Sounds like a great excuse to celebrate AND write all day.

    Thanks for visiting my blog today. I'm excited to look around yours as well.

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  10. Hey! I just saw that you're in KY. Where? I'm in Versailles.

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  11. Heather,
    Thanks to you as well for stopping by! You have a point, for writers, pretty much everyday is "I Love to Write Day". Or most of them, anyway. Blessings!

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  12. Heather,
    Shelbyville! We're practically neighbors:) Just passed through Versailles this weekend; my husband and I went to Cumberland Falls. Small world! Saw that you lived in KY when I visited your blog and then just forgot to mention it...That's exciting to know you live so close by:)

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  13. I do love to write and I'm excited to hear about "I Love to Write Day"! Every day should be that day!

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  14. Amen, Donna! Thanks for stopping by:)

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  15. Karen:
    Thank you for telling us about the "I Love To Write Day." I think I will share this with some people here in Indiana. I know I will share it with my writing group.
    If I lived in the southern part of my state I just could take a trip and write in your state. (hmm)

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  16. Or, Cecelia, you could just have your own IN celebration like you said! Location doesn't matter, for that matter:) Blessings to you, and thanks for stopping by.

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  17. Since November 15th falls on a Sunday, I won't be working on my manuscript. However, I'll probably be doing a few blog posts. :)

    Blessings,
    Susan

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  18. Susan,
    Yes, this is true. I don't know about you, but even on my days off, I am writing in my head. lol :)

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  19. Can Australia jump in too? Sounds like a great celebration!

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  20. Dorothy, I don't see why not! Australia surely would be welcome I'd think. Thanks for stopping! Blessings to you:)

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your input. Have a blessed day!