National Writing Day

National Writing Day Quick Facts

2022 Date20 October 2022
National Writing Day

National Writing Day History

National Writing Day seeks to raise awareness about the joys of creative writing. This day encourages everyone to use the power of words to express themselves. This day also aims to inspire those who enjoy writing to continue to do so. It hopes to encourage writers to spread their love for writing to others.

National Writing Day was established in 2016 by the organization First Story. It is observed annually near the end of June.

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National Writing Day Facts

  • There were about 62,000 writers in the UK in 2018 according to
  • According to the National Commission on Writing in America’s Schools and Colleges, writing allows writers to conceptualize abstract ideas and to connect the dots in their
  • The average hourly rate in the UK for freelance writers in 2020 was £13.41 (about £26.000 per year).

National Writing Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Attempt the 247challenge. Write a 24-word story starting with, One Day… then post it on social media with the tag #247challenge.
  • If you need some assistance with writing, take a look at some helpful video tutorials.
  • Watch the 2020 National Writing Day video if you missed it.

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