I’m completely sold on gratitude. It is a practice that I write about often on Everyday Gyaan.

Today, being Thanksgiving Day, I decided to write about it here too. I started to think of all the things writers can be grateful for – here’s my list.

Gratitude And Writers

I do believe that writers like every one else have a lot to be thankful for. In fact, I’ll go so far as to say, we might have more to be thankful for than most.

Gratitude for Words

The magical stuff we string together to make meaning. Words are what fascinated us and drew us to express ourselves.

Gratitude for Books

This is where we fell in love with words. The many books that have enchanted us, set our imaginations afire, entertained and challenged us.

Gratitude for Writing

Our ability to put words together.  Writing is what gives expression to our deepest feelings.


Gratitude for Writing Tools

Notebooks, pencils, computers, software – with such a variety of applications. We’re blessed to have so many writing tools to choose from.

Gratitude for Blogging Platforms and Social Media

Never before have any writers had such a wide audience to showcase their work on, as we do. Although we sometimes take this for granted, we can never be grateful enough for these.

Gratitude for the Writing and Blogging Community

Community is often what fuels our creativity and once again, we have so many to choose from.

Gratitude for life experiences

Good, bad and ugly – all of our life experiences give us a rich resource to write about.

The list just goes on and on.

What are you as a writer grateful for?



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Prompts for 25 November 2016:

1.Describe 3 significant childhood memories
2. Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and how they became fears
3. Write on any of the prompts from the month of November
4. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi. Use this quote in a post or as an inspiration for one.
5. Since today is Thanksgiving Day, write a post on the subject of gratitude.