- Virginia Johnson
In recent years, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution declaring October 20th to be the National Day on Writing. The National Writing Day Project is sponsored by NCTE—National Council of Teachers of English. Check out their site for the National Gallery of Writing where you can submit stories, poems, recipes, emails, blogs, audio, video, and artwork. The gallery will open to the world on October 20 so now is the time to get going. The site features an online tutorial to aid you when making your submissions.
Writers' block can strike just about anyone so the NCTE has created a Tips for Writers section and made some sample writings available. Those needing inspiration can listen online as T.A. Barron, Katherine Paterson, and other writers give their words of encouragement.
The Central Rappahannock Regional Library has books that can help you get started with your writing. But don't delay. Whether you'd rather write short stories, poetry, novels or newspaper articles, take this opportunity to share the best of your wordcraft with the world.