Annette Rochelle Aben with a note about April 10th being Encourage a Young Writer Day.. If anyone has a family member under 16 who has written a short story or an article I would be very happy to post it with a bio and picture.. Thanks Annette and please head over to leave a comment on her blog about anything you can do to help.
Every year, April 10th is known as Encourage a Young Writer Day. What a wonderful way to cultivate creativity. I decided to post this a couple days early to give people the chance to arrange something for the young writers they may know.
You can gift a young person a journal, some pens and a bookmark.
You can write a letter of support and send it to a young person to bolster their confidence.
You could host an afternoon of writing fun with a small group of young writers. Bringing them together for writing exercises and sharing of their works.
You could mentor a young person through a specific project such as poem, short story or even a book.
Whatever you choose to do, be sure to let the young writers in your life know that there are no limits as to where their writing can take them.