Monday, October 20, the National Council of Teachers of English celebrated all forms of written expression with its sixth National Day on Writing.
Whether you think of yourself as “a writer” or not, good communication skills give you an edge in life. I hope the prompt below will work to encourage anyone reading this to pick up a writing instrument and craft a story opening, record a memory, jot down something that makes you happy, or describe the face of someone you love.
Happy writing–today and every day!
Photos from Polytech’s Wall of Writers, a display of writing by students from Ms. Sheldon’s and Dr. Papineau’s adult education classes.
Writing Prompt for the National Day of Writing
Today we celebrate the National Day of Writing. People from every culture, country, or institution, in every type of job or career, and of all ages are writing more than ever before. For the next 15 minutes, get out your journal and write, and enjoy this act of writing!
Free write non-stop without worries about making corrections. Write whatever comes to mind without judging or censoring what you are writing. Simply empty your thoughts onto the paper. If you become stuck, try writing “I don’t know what to write,” until another idea rises to the surface.
Enjoy this time! Hopefully some of you will be willing to share your ideas later in the day. You do have something of value to say.