Wednesdsay, June 23, is National Writing Day, hosted by First Story. This year, they’re challenging writers to #FilltheBox with a piece of creative writing â€“ a poem, a letter, a story â€“ using the theme of connection:
Whether itâ€™s in 280 Twitter characters or on a post-it sized piece of paper, thereâ€™s a space to write for everyone. An average post-it note is around three inches tall and wide. If youâ€™re drawing your own box, try imagining the length of three bottle caps!
Their website offers resources for parents; resources for teachers; guides and templates for writers of all ages; prompts for the creatively muddled; and YouTube tutorials offering advice on how to take the #FilltheBox challenge to the next level.
Participants are encouraged to share their creations online using #FilltheBox, #NationalWritingDay, and @FirstStory. Then, tag one person to add their story to yours!
You might use this excerise to get you warmed up before your “real” writing session; to launch yourself out of some creative doldrums; or to put your pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) for the first time in years. Whatever your motivation, have fun. And remember to share!