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#EncourageAYoungWriterDay every day! ~ Bette Stevens, Maine author/illustrator http://www.4writersandreaders.com

Annette Rochelle Aben


It has been said, that on every April 10th, we celebrate National Encourage a Young Writer Day, funny thing is, I’ve been unable to track down the origins of this auspicious day. Oh sure I found celebrations dating back to 2013, 2014 and 2015, yet nothing to indicate who started this tradition So guess what? This gives us the opportunity to initiate a tradition of our own right here and now!

It IS up to us to encourage young writers and not just for a day but each and every day.  Young writers have an illustrious history of contributing to our literary world. After all, Anne Frank was a mere 13 years old when she penned her poignant diary, giving us a glimpse into a world many of us, thank goodness, would never experience.  And Stephen King, it is reported, sold his first story for the…

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Comments on: "Encourage a Young Writer Day" (6)

  1. Thanks for sharing this, Bette. I missed it in Annette’s blog and will head over there. I love love love working with your writers in our local high school. It’s a blast any day. 🙂


  2. Great article. My one grandson published a series of 3 children’stories when he was 8 years old. This helped him when writing essays for high school and college.


  3. Annette Rochelle Aben said:

    Thank you, Bette. It takes a village!


    • It sure does, Annette. I spent Saturday at our first (sure it will not be the last) local FAMILY READING CARNIVAL and will be posting about it later in the week. The community rallied around our kids flourished. Local K-4 students wrote stories (I helped judge contest) and hundreds of books were given away. We’ll keep reading, writing and talking books with the kids. It does take a village. Had to share your wonderful post! 🙂


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