Encourage a Young Writer Day is celebrated each year on April 10. Most children are natural storytellers. Their vivid sense of imagination and creativity allows them to come up with extraordinary stories. Children who are avid readers tend to be meticulous storytellers. Reading cultivates imaginations, vocabulary, and discipline – three things that are crucial to writing and storytelling. If you know a young person who loves to read, it may be a sign of a great young writer. National Encourage a Young Writer Day is a good time to talk to young writers about their ideas and dreams.
History of Encourage a Young Writer Day
Encourage a Young Writer Day allows budding and new writers to work on their writing. This day inspires and motivates these emerging writers to follow their passion and to practice their art. However, there is no specific information on when and how this day came into existence.
For the longest time, it was assumed that writing had been invented in a single civilization, in ancient Sumer specifically. This writing system worked and was then passed on by traders or merchants traveling across the world. However, the discovery of the scripts of ancient Mesoamerica, far away from Middle Eastern sources, proved that writing had been invented by multiple civilizations in different periods. Scholars now recognize that writing may have independently developed in at least four ancient civilizations — Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, and in the area of Southern Mexico, and Guatemala. It was in ancient Egypt that the earliest solid evidence of Egyptian writing differs in structure and style from the Mesopotamian and must therefore have developed independently.
By 1300 B.C. there was evidence of a fully operational writing system in late Shang-dynasty China. There are also several places such as the Indus River Valley and Rapa Nui (Easter Island) where writing may have been invented, but it remains doubtful. Although these dates suggest that writing could have spread out from one central point of origin, there is little evidence of any links between these systems. Each system possesses unique qualities. Very little about the origins of writing is known and for this reason, it continues to be an exciting area of study.
Encourage a Young Writer Day timeline
The earliest version of “Aesop's Fables” appears on papyrus scrolls.
The first book intended for children's reading pleasure is written.
The best-selling children’s author of all time is born.
Children's picture books become an industry of their own.
Encourage a Young Writer Day FAQs
How do you encourage a young writer?
- Remind them that practice makes perfect
- Encourage journaling
- Suggest comic book writing
- Try wild writing
Why is creative writing said to be an art?
Creative writing is most commonly considered an art form. The creative arc of a plotline and the narrative voice draws a natural link between this pleasurable pastime and the artistic world.
What are the four forms of creative writing?
The four main types of writing are expository, descriptive, persuasive, and narrative. Each of these four writing genres has a distinct aim, and they all require different types of writing skills.
How To Celebrate Encourage a Young Writer Day
Gift a journal
Gift a journal to a young writer on National Encourage a Young Writer Day. They can jot down their ideas and inspirations when it strikes them.
Offer young writers with resources that they need for their writing. You can also help them with research work and other materials.
Reading opens doors that you never knew existed. Encourage young writers to read - this will make them worldly and it will also improve their vocabulary.
5 Facts About Writers That Will Blow Your Mind
James Joyce never returned to Ireland
Almost all his stories are set in Ireland, and Irish culture and history are featured regularly in his works even though he never returned after he turned 30.
Jack Kerouac never learned to drive
Kerouac is famous for his ‘on-the-road’ novels, but he could not drive.
Virginia Woolf had an unlikely room
The room she had all to herself was a pigsty.
Dan Brown had an unusual career
Brown was a pop singer before he became a famous novelist.
Agatha Christie disliked her character
She called her character, Hercule Poirot, a “detestable, bombastic, tiresome, egocentric little creep.”
Why We Love Encourage a Young Writer Day
This day encourages young writers to explore their skills
National Encourage a Young Writer Day encourages new talent. The day urges all of us to recognize the writing talents of young individuals and to help them sharpen their skills.
Children discover their talents
Some children may be great writers without them realizing it. National Encourage a Young Writer Day can help children discover their latent talents.
Healthy habits are formed
National Encourage a Young Writer Day also forms healthy habits in young people such as reading, writing, and spending time by yourself.
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