Some of you know already that August 23 is my annual Writing Day. It is a self-imposed holiday I have observed since 1980, except for two years when I forgot. During the 24 hours that comprise August 23, I write something from start to finish. Usually it’s a poem, but a few articles or stories have happened, too. Sometimes revising occurs later, but the core is conceived and completed during that day.
This has always been a solo endeavor, but here’s a chance for you to get in on the fun of creative writing as a calendar event. This isn’t a contest, but just a special Writing Day project for the readers of Balance. Here’s the invitation:
From your observation of this photo, write something that pleases you. Don’t think about it ahead of time, but on your Writing Day, come back to the photo and let words happen. You don’t have to do it on August 23, of course — that’s just my thing — but whatever day you pick will become extremely special to you if you keep doing it every year.
Then, after your Writing Day is complete, do with your written piece as you choose. Put it on your blog, or I’ll post it here if you like (unless it’s a book!). Send it to someone special, or simply enjoy it privately. Also, even if you don’t share your writing publically, it would be fun to know who did participate and which date you used.
Have fun, and let me know if you have questions. But don’t expect me to get back to you this Thursday…I’ll be busy!