National Write Your Story Day

March 14 is National Write Your Story Day. Whether or not you consider yourself a writer, everyone has a unique story to tell.

There are a few different ways that you can observe National Write Your Story Day.

  • Commit to writing your story. 

You might not feel like there’s much in your life to write about. Biographies are only written about famous people, or about someone who did something heroic or went through something tragic. But everyone’s life is filled with highs and lows and interesting stories to tell, and it can be a powerful act to reflect on your own life and write about it. No matter how small your story, commit to telling it. 

  • Start writing!

Brainstorm a few things you can talk about. What was your first day of school like? Your first job? Do you have a beloved pet? How did you meet your closest friend? Have you experienced the death of a family member? Any experience can be a story for you to start writing. Pick up a pen and paper or use the notes app on your phone and get started.

  • Share your story with others, and encourage them to write their own. 

It might seem daunting, but sharing your story can open up a conversation with others who may empathize with your experiences or share a similar story. Reflecting on your life and writing your story down for others to read is a powerful experience and it is a great one to share with others.

Check out some of these guides to writing that can help you get started recording your own story, as well as some of these powerful memoirs to inspire your own writing journey.

This is a collaboration from A to Z!

Alison Robles is a part-time page at the Crestwood Library. She is an avid reader with a passion for fantasy, history and science fiction. A Yonkers native, she graduated from Iona University in 2020 with a dual-degree in Marketing and Public Relations.

Z is the Branch Manager at the Crestwood Library. She has been with YPL for over a decade.