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November 15, 2012 will mark the 10th anniversary of I Love To Write Day, a grassroots effort to have people of all ages practice their writing skills.
Created by Delaware author John Riddle, I Love To Write Day is an opportunity for people of all ages to write something: a poem, an essay, a letter to the editor, a short story, start a novel, finish a novel the possibilities are endless! On the first I Love To Write Day, 11,328 schools all across the country held special writing events and activities. Last year, we signed up over 20,000 schools. This year our goal is to have an I Love To Write Day program in over 25,000 schools.
Please help us spread the word: tell schools, libraries and bookstores in your community about I Love To Write Day. You can read more about I Love To Write Day and learn how to register (it’s free!) by reading the Press Release.read more
Tenth Anniversary of I Love To Write Day Will Take Place On November 15
People of all ages will celebrate I Love To Write Day on November 15. Founded in 2002 by Delaware author John Riddle, I Love To Write Day is now celebrated in over 28,000 schools all across the United States. Bookstores, libraries, community centers and everyday people also join in the fun.
“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.”read more
Here are a few writing exercises from
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Click here to purchase The I Love to Write Book: Ideas and Tips for Young Writers
Exercise #1: Your Home Town
Write a paragraph that describes your hometown. Give examples of things your see, hear, smell, taste, and touch. What does your town look like? What sounds do you hear on a moonless summer night? Does a river run through town? What kinds of trees, bushes, or other plants grow there? What foods are most popular or unique in your town? What smells are common? Ocean air? Lilac bushes?read more
Thank you to all of the schools, libraries, bookstores, community centers and writing groups all across the country that helped to make I Love To Write Day our biggest one yet. November 15, 2012 will mark the tenth year of I Love To Write Day. To read about some of the events that took place, please click here.
To register for I Love To Write Day, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Read the 2012 I Love To Write Press Release
Questions & Answers about I Love To Write Day
Suggested Activities for I Love To Write Day
Governors of Nine States Recognize I Love To Write Dayread more