What can be better on a brisk day to curl up with your favorite book and spend a time drifting in another world? You don’t get a sense of the time, blood, sweat and tears that went into getting the words on the page. On Nov. 1, National Author’s Day, take a moment to appreciate the author(s) that spent countless hours writing your favorite books.
Why We Love National Author's Day
A. Writing is an art
A turn of phrase. An observation of everyday life and human condition. Authors are able to entertain us, move us—and every now and then—change us.
B. Writing can be difficult...and lonely
There may be a reason why many authors suffered from depression and alcoholism—it's lonely and often, thankless, work. Getting a little appreciation for the sacrifices that go into writing can probably go a long way.
C. Don't we all want to write a book (one day)?
Most probably think there is a book inside us, somewhere. A memoir? A science fiction world? A children's book?Authors have actually taken the steps to write, publish and get their book into the world. That's got our respect!
How to Celebrate National Author's Day
1. Tweet at your favorite author today
Thanks to social media, authors and readers can have much more interaction. Send your favorite author(s) a quick tweet letting them know they made a difference for you! (And don't forget to hashtag with #NationalAuthorsDay.)
2. Buy a book and give it to a friend
Share the gift of your favorite author with a friend. Make sure to leave a positive review on Amazon at the same time!
3. Give some time to the author inside of you
Why not take an hour to write a story, a recent experience or a poem. Possibly the greatest respect you can show an author is letting them inspire to write, yourself.