Thursday, November 8, 2012

I Love to Write Day

Did you know that November 15, 2012 is the 10th anniversary of
I Love to Write Day?

Author John Riddle created this wonderful holiday to celebrate writing and hold the "world's largest party for writers."

Mr. Riddle says his goal is simple, and "...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!"

So there you have it, whether participating in NaNo, penning an article, a story or blog post, or writing an email, you'll be joining the celebration. Chocolate anyone?

More info on I Love to Write Day is available at the official site.

And, if you happen to be looking for writing ideas to use with your children, grandchildren, or other amazing kiddos in your life, check out my guest article at Carol Alexander's Lessons From the Homestead. I share a few ideas on how to get imaginations primed to stretch those writing muscles. 

Did you know about I Love to Write Day? What did you think about writing when you were in grade school? Have any fabulous weekend plans?

Have a great weekend,

Karen


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26 comments :

  1. First I've heard of it. I'm sure I'll be writing something that day!

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  2. Cool, checking it out. Then again- every day is a I love to write day! Right?

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  3. Alex,
    Somehow I knew you'd be writing! Call it an educated guess. :)

    Dawn,
    Well now this is true! :) We do love to write any day of the week.

    Happy weekend,
    Karen

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  4. I had never heard of Love to Write day either, but I'm glad it's being celebrated! Enjoyed your guest post, btw--you shared some great ideas :-)

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  5. Hi Karen...Never heard of I Love to Write Day until I read your post today.

    I think I have always loved to write. My memories are more from high school, though, rather than grade school.

    Weekend? Getting ready for the upcoming holidays.

    Hope you have a nice day today! Susan

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  6. Hi Karen -

    I heard about this holiday last year, but it didn't stick in the ol' memory bank. :)

    Popping over to Carol's site now.

    Blessings,
    Susan

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  7. Who knew that there was such a day? I didn't. Sounds interesting.

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  8. I didn't know it was I Love To Write Day! I see some celebrations coming...

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  9. Kenda,
    I hadn't either till several years ago. It's a good idea. Thanks for stopping over at Carol's. Hope you and your granddaughter have fun!

    Susan,
    Like you, I have more high school than grade school memories. We're writing now, and that's what counts, right?

    Susan R.,
    I don't think many writers I know have heard of it yet. Thanks for hopping over to Carol's!

    Linda,
    It does sound interesting! And a fun way to celebrate some writing, I'm thinking! :)

    Lydia,
    Yes, November 15, mark your calendar! And go out and buy chocolate! :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  10. Some days I feel so out of the loop. I'd never heard of it. But now I have! Thanks, Karen.

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  11. ooh i never heard of this! Thanks for letting me know :)will mark my calendar.
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  12. Never heard of it before! But I agree...any excuse for chocolate is a winner in my book. :)

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  13. Joylene,
    Don't feel bad; I didn't know about it until several years ago. And there are plenty of things I'm out of the loop on too! :)

    Nutschell,
    You are welcome! Hope you have a happy I Love to Write Day! :)

    Sarah,
    Yes, chocolate, I'm all for it too! I'm happy to share the excuse for chocolate! :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  14. I did not know this! Looking forward to seeing how people celebrate. Heck, I might even craft up a new Zombie Haiku or two myself....

    Ange

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  15. I hadn't heard of it, but it sounds great. I've marked it in my calendar.

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  16. This is my Fav post of yours.
    Because I felt like I was reading my past wishes, aims and desires I once had as a teenager but was always in vain.
    I was in 8th grade when I had this vision of writing a novel or else, being a script writer for a movie. So whenever things happen around friends and school surroundings, I use to write it down and read it again with full of dreams before I go to sleep. The feeling was amazing!

    Now, those papers remain as dreams and it is buried to ashes.
    And till now, nothing happened. I need a guide and I still didn't find it.
    I wish, I hope and I pray to make this come true. This post just had me inspired all the way.

    p,s, I have a story in mind that I have stored in me for such a long time. Waiting for November 15 ^^

    Thank you Karen for sharing this post and inspiring the people in corners and waking them up.
    I hope, everyone fulfils what they have once dreamed of.

    Cheers
    Have a good day!

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  17. I know how important writing is, and therefore, my PRESCHOOL students tell me fantastic stories once a month that I transcribe verbatiom and display in the hall. Never too soon to develop a love of words.

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  18. Angela,
    Well, I think the sky's the limit when it comes to creativity for that day. :) As long as there is chocolate present, I'll be happy.

    Lynda,
    I'd not either till some years ago. Hope you enjoy the day! :)

    Yeesi,
    So glad you enjoyed the post! I love and appreciate your enthusiasm! You are a sweetheart, and I am glad we met through blogging. May all your dreams come to fruition. :)

    Linda,
    And I bet some of those stories are really something! Must be great fun! :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  19. Never heard of Love to Write day. Sounds nice :)

    For us writers its everyday day is a writing day.

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  20. I've never heard of it, but I'm not surprised there is such a thing. What is it about writing that compels so many of us? Is it born of our passion to pull from our hearts those things that simply refuse to be obscure or silent?

    For as long as I can remember, writing has been the paramount means for me to express myself. And the written word has always captivated me. I suppose that's why I love God's word as I do.

    Blessings,
    Kathleen

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  21. Rachna,
    I know, doesn't it? :) Yes, we write all the time, because it's just what we do!

    Kathleen,
    I don't know what it is about writing, but I wonder if the need to communicate is greater for us than others. Just like the need for some to create art or something else. In any case, we can keep on writing! :)

    Happy weekend,
    Karen

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  22. Never heard of this! See, I learn new stuff with I hang around with ya. :)

    Will hop over right now to catch your guest post. Way to go! Glad you're getting out there.

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  23. I learned something new today. Thanks for sharing the upcoming holiday and for your visit to my blog. I am now a follower.

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  24. Hi Karen .. 10th anniversary - amazing. No I'd never heard of it either ..

    I'd love everyone to write personal letters to a relation or great friend ... those personal connections are so important to so many .. and you've reminded me I need to email a couple of overseas friends who are having tough times ..

    Cheers Hilary

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  25. I really don't know how you have such a fine nose for the latest writing news Karen. I had never heard of this day, but now I know! Thanks.

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  26. Rhonda,
    And vice versa, my friend! :) Thanks for checking out the post - very much appreciated!

    Sherry,
    I enjoyed my stop there! Thanks for coming by and following. :)

    Hilary,
    I agree, a letter to a friend can mean so much. I need to pen a few letters too. Thanks for the reminder. :)

    Marja,
    I stumbled across this if I remember correctly, so I guess I was in the right place at the right time! lol :)

    Blessings,
    Karen

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