The Congressional resolution was passed earlier this month to proclaim National Writing Day would be celebrated on October 20, 2009. It is a joint project between the National Writing Project and the National Council of Teachers of English. According to the National Writing Project organization the National Writing Day is a day to “celebrate the foundational place of writing in Americans’ personal, professional, and civic lives”
Writing is an important skill for everyone to have. To write well one has to be able to read well. You must also have a grasp of grammar, spelling and sentence structure. A good writer is also passionate about the subject being written about and must possess a grasp of wordcraft that lures the reader into the story or article.
It was once feared by many teachers that writing would be a lost art. These days, thanks to the power of the internet and media devices, good writing skills are more important than ever. Both personal and business communications rely on the ability to portray the meaning behind the message clearly and effectively.
National Writing Day is a day to celebrate and put our skills to good use. How do you celebrate National Writing Day? Use this handy list to get you started.
Ideas to Celebrate National Writing Day #1
Explore the internet to see if there is a writing group in your area. This is a good way to make friends while improving your skills.
Ideas to Celebrate National Writing Day #2
Link your blog or website to the organizations listed above.
Ideas to Celebrate National Writing Day #3
Send an email or e-card to friends to let them know you are thinking about them. Alternatively, write out a card or letter and send it to them via snail mail. No doubt, they will appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Ideas to Celebrate National Writing Day #4
Work on that manuscript that you have been talking about. There is no time like the present. Let National Writing Day provide you with the impetus you need to get going.
Ideas to Celebrate National Writing Day #5
Brush up on your writing skills. Scour the internet for sites on grammar, punctuation, spelling and other ways to improve your own wordcraft.
Ideas to Celebrate National Writing Day #6
Visit the library to pick up books about your favorite authors. After you read the book ask yourself why you liked it. Was it the plot or the way the message was conveyed? See what you can learn from the book that you can incorporate into your own writing style.
Ideas to Celebrate National Writing Day #7
Let others know about it. Become a part of the online conversation. Write a blog article about National Writing Day and then Tweet it to your followers.
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