November 1, 2018 is National Author’s Day.
What’s the first book you remember reading? The first book you couldn’t put down? How about the first book that made you cry? Or the one that taught you that life wasn’t always fair?
We all have a book like this in our lives. And we owe it all to our favorite authors. I say a national day of recognition is well deserved. And what better way to celebrate than to read and share the best quotes and funny memes about writing out there.
National Author’s Day originated with Nellie Verne Burt Mcpherson in 1928. As she was recovering in a hospital during WWI, she wrote a letter to her favorite author, Irving Bacheller. In response, Bacheller sent her an autographed copy of another story he recently penned. To show her appreciation, Mcpherson submitted the idea for National Author’s Day to the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.
First observed in 1949, November 1 became the official day to honor the authors we love and celebrate their life’s work.
The authors who write the books we love, teach us invaluable lessons about life beyond the four walls that surround us. Their words enrich our lives and prepare us to venture out into the world. They teach us how to make wise decisions and show us the consequences of not doing so. They remind us to go forth into the world with empathy, kindness, and an open mind.
Authors stir our emotions with the stories they weave. They can make our hearts sing or scare us in the deep reaches of our souls, and we are ever so grateful for it.
So how can you show your appreciation to your favorite storytellers? First, you can do the 2018 equivalent to writing a letter, and send a tweet or a funny meme to your favorite author. Let them know how their writing has positively impacted your life.
Some other suggestions include: re-reading your favorite book, or perhaps even purchasing one for someone special and share the love.
Incidentally, November 1 is also the start of National Novel Writing Month, maybe it’s time you started your own novel.
1. I hate the silent treatment.
“Writer’s Block: When your imaginary friends refuse to talk to you.” – Unknown
2. See also: concussion.
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