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National Day on Writing Celebration

by Christian Sammartino on 2020-10-16T17:07:33-04:00 | Comments

In collaborating with the Literacy Department, University Libraries is participating in events to celebrate National Day on Writing (October 20). These events will take place during the course of the week of October 19-23. Some of the activities will include writing marathons, as well as the chance to share your work with the WCU community. Festivities for National Day on Writing begin at 8am on October 20th Join the conversation on social media by using the hastags #WhyIWrite #WriteOut #WhyIWriteWCU

Student Success Librarian Amy Pajewski and Special Collections Librarian Ron McColl are representing University Libraries in these celebrations. They will also be facilitating sections of the writing marathons.

Use These Writing Prompts to inspire you for National Day On Writing:

  • Why do you write?
  • What have you written that has made a difference in the world?
  • Use sidewalk chalk to spread positivity around your community and take a picture of your art!
  • What are you doing to take care of yourself right now?
  • What is something thoughtful you’ve done for someone else?
  • Share your favorite quote.
  • Describe an experience that forever changed your life.
  • Describe an experience that changed your outlook on life.
  • Describe an experience where you were unsuccessful in achieving your goal. What lessons did you learn from this experience?
  • Write about your most cherished memory of all time.
  • What do you consider to be the best advice you ever received? Who gave you that advice and did you follow that advice or not?
  • What advice would you offer to a student just beginning his/her college career?
  • What advice would you offer your elementary-school self?
  • What is your greatest dream in life?
  • Who is your hero? What do you admire about him or her?
  • What is the greatest gift you could ever receive? What would make it so special?
  • What is your greatest fear? Do you think it is realistic or not? Why?
  • Think back to a situation in your life where you had to decide between taking a risk and playing it safe. Which choice did you make? What was the outcome of your choice?
  • If you had the ability to read other people's minds (a.k.a. telepathy), would you use this ability or not? Why?
  • If you were given the capability to travel back in time to any period in history, where would you head to and why?
  • Would you quit social media? Why or why not?
  • Are you the same person on social media as you are in real life? How are you the same/different?


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