Writing has many shapes and forms that are useful, essential and even entertaining. In 2008, the National Council of Teachers of English created the National Day on Writing. The premise is that writing is a critical part of literacy, that is used for learning and communication, which requires greater attention and celebration. Writing can give anyone a voice and thoughts and ideas can be shared through diverse platforms; it is essential that it is not forgotten that writing is an integral part of our daily lives that can take us very far.
How National Day on Writing Unites People
Writing has an endless way of reaching millions through its diverseness. The act of writing gives people a voice to share their thoughts, opinions, ideas and original content, such as novel. There is a little bit of everything for all interests and its an infinite way to teach and learn. A simple essay or autobiography can inspire others to partake in a certain lifestyle, it can make some aspire to be a certain way, and it can even motivate to further learning on a certain topic. Novels, poems, short stories, fan fiction, scripts, etc., can spark creativity, imagination, and create a whole fanbase that unites people through a world depicted in writing. Songs, another form of writing, is probably one of the most popular and unifying of the writing styles, millions attending concerts, singing the same lyrics, they all share a common love for a song or an artist. Writing provides infinite possibilities, from creativity, learning, and it has a massive impact on everyone, no matter in what form. It is essential to keep literacy alive to keep uniting people through knowledge and creativity.
Interesting Fun Ways to Celebrate National Day on Writing
Participate in a writing seminar.
Write a short story, essay, review, diary entry, or even a list.
Plan or attend an event that promotes literacy.
Read a variety of writing styles, from novels to poems to journal entries.
Inspire kids by setting up reading and writing events around school.
Teach others about the benefits of reading and writing.
Share some of your favorite articles and stories through the web to spark interest in other readers and writers.
Share your journey with writing through #WhyIWrite.