Thursday, November 1, 2007

November Writing Ideas

November 4 - Daylight Standard time resumes. Traditionally this is the time to change your smoke detectors batteries.

November 6 - Election Day.

  • Write a post about all the polling places in your community.
  • Write about your local election issues - get the voters out!
  • Meet the Press premiers in 1947

November 10 - Microsoft releases Windows NT in 1993 which meant they entered the 32 bit world of computing. And Another American Icon debuted in 1969 - Sesame Street.
  • Write about WiFi hotspots in your community
  • How computers have impacted our lives or how about writing the beginnings of Windows software?

November 11 - Veteran's Day. A veteran is a soldier who has served his/her country. Why November 11? World War I ended on the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month. Originally named Armistice Day in 1918 and after the Vietnam War it was changed to Veteran's Day. In 1921 an unknown World War I American soldier was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • So how is Veteran's Day celebrated in your community?
  • Do you know a soldier who is in your community currently serving that you can honor?
  • Do you have a Veteran's hospital in your area? Write about volunteer opportunities.
  • Help our Troops Call Home with a prepaid calling card
  • Send a hand made card through Cards for Soldiers
  • Soldiers overseas sometimes have down time and look for ways to fill that time. Many military libraries are very limited -- Find out how you can help with Books for Soldiers
    Start a drive to raise things for Soldiers serving in the Middle East.
  • This is also the first day of American Education Week - this is a great time to put a spotlight on your community's schools. November 14th is Educational Support Professionals Day, and November 15th is Educator for a Day.

November 15 - America Recycles Day. This is a great opportunity for you to write about ways people can help the environment. It is also the Great American Smokeout.

  • List of ways to stop smoking
  • Helpful recycling tips
  • List of Recycling Resources for your community

November 22 - JFK Assassinated. With John F. Kennedy as president, this country was full of national pride and hope. In the spirit of that thought what could you write about in your community that reflects that idealism? It also happens to be Thanksgiving Day this year!

  • Do you have a school that is named after JFK? Why not write about it?
  • How about write about volunteer groups in your area and things that they are doing to make your community a better place.
  • What are you thankful for this year?
  • Give cooking tips for the family turkey
  • Share a tradition or recipe from your family with your readers.
  • Give a list of restaurants that are open for Thanksgiving and the numbers to make reservations.
  • Give a list of food banks that your readers can donate to.
  • Organize a group of people to work at a Shelter on Thanksgiving.

November 23 - Black Friday. The busiest shopping day of the year. Why not write about the local shopping mall.

Weird and Wacky Days in November:
November 1 - Plan your Epitaph Day
November 2 - National Deviled Egg Day
November 3 - Housewife's Day
November 16 - Button Day
November 24 - Use even if seal is broken day
November 30 - Stay at home because you are well day

Monthly Celebrations in November:
Aviation History Month
Peanut Butter Lovers Month
National Model Railroad Month
Epilepsy Awareness Month
Latin American Month
Adoption Awareness Month - The Saturday before Thanksgiving is National Adoption day starting the National Week of Adoption Awareness Week.
Alzheimer's Disease Month
Child Safety and Protection Month
National Sleep Comfort Month
National Diabetes Month - The first week of November is Diabetes Education Week. Does your local hospital have any special programs going on? Hospice Month - The fourth week in November is Family Caregivers week
Native-American Heritage Month

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