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A List of Special Events for Article Writers

Updated on September 24, 2014

A Little Mind Kickstarting for You All

Whether you write articles online for a site like HubPages, or you write articles for magazines and newspapers, there will come a time when your brain shuts down and you can’t think of an idea to save you.

Luckily, I’m here for you. “Here I come to save the day; that means that Mighty Mouse is on the way.”

Am I the only one who remembers that cartoon and song?

But back to the purpose of this article. What follows is a partial list of special events and holidays that are held throughout the calendar year. I keep this list above my computer so I’ll always have it nearby when I’m stumped for a topic while doing my SEO business for customers.

Before I give you the list, though, let me give you a bit of free advice.

Free Advice….absolutely….free

Actually, this free advice is a two-parter, so you get two for the price of one, and since the price of one is free, well, you get it.

If you are an online writer, plan and write in advance. It takes a minimum of three months for an article to begin to circulate through the internet and show consistently on the search engines, so plan for that three months. If you see an event that happens in December, then you should write your article in September at the latest. Ideally you will write it six months in advance to really give yourself every chance of success.

Similarly, if you are querying magazines with ideas, remember that most magazines set their calendar a year in advance, so if you are doing an article about the 4th of July, you need to query magazines a year prior to the event you are writing about….say August 2015 for the 4th of July, 2016.

Now that we are clear on that, let’s take a look at some events you might draw inspiration from.

Peculiar People Day
Peculiar People Day | Source
Ugly Truck Day
Ugly Truck Day | Source
Poultry Day
Poultry Day | Source
Make a Friend Day
Make a Friend Day | Source
Spouses Day
Spouses Day | Source
National Recycle Day
National Recycle Day | Source

Event Calendar

January

Blood Donor Month

National Oatmeal Month

National Soup Month

National Hot Tea Month

Jan 1 New Years Day

Jan 5 National Bean Day

Jan 10 Peculiar People Day

Jan 16 Martin Luther King Jr Birthday

Jan 19 National Popcorn Day

Jan 23 National Pie Day

Jan 26 Spouses Day

Jan 27 Chocolate Cake Day

February

American Heart Month

Black History Month

Feb 1 National Freedom Day

Feb 2 Groundhog Day

Feb 3 Wear Red Day

Feb 11 Make A Friend Day

Feb 14 Valentine's Day

Feb 15 Singles Awareness Day

Feb 18 National Battery Day

Feb 20 Cherry Pie Day

Feb 20 President's Day

Feb 23 Tennis Day

Feb 24 National Tortilla Chip Day

March

National Athletic Training Month

Red Cross Month

Women's History Month

National Peanut Month

National Nutrition Month

March 1 Peanut Butter Lover's Day

March 2 Old Stuff Day

March 12 National kiss day

March 13 Earmuff Day

March 14 National Pi Day

March 17 St. Patricks Day

March 19 Poultry Day

March 25 Waffle Day

March 26 Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

March 29 National Ma and Pa Business Owner Day

April

March for Babies Month

National Humor Month

Patriots Day Third Monday of Month

April 1 April Fools Day

April 7 World Health Day

April 19 National High Five Day

April 23 Lovers Day

April 27 Babe Ruth Day

May

National Hamburger Month

National Salad Month

May 1st Principal Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo

May 8 National Teachers Day

May 11 National Eat What You Want Day

May 13 Mothers Day

May 21 National Waitress and Waiter Day

June

School Custodian Day June 2

June 3 National repeat Day

June 8 National Best Friend Day

3rd Sunday in June Fathers Day

July

National Ice Cream Month

July 6 National Fried Chicken Day

July 20 Ugly Truck Day

July 29 National Lasagna Day

July 30 National Cheesecake Day

August

Admit You're Happy Month

Aug 4 National Mustard Day

Aug 27 Just Because Day

September

Chicken Month

Self Improvement Month

First Sunday after Labor Day Grandparents Day

Sept 5 Pizza Day

Sept 11 9/11 Day

Sept 18 Cheeseburger Day

October

Breast Cancer month

23-31 Red Ribbon Week

Oct 2 Name Your Car Day

Oct 16 Bosses Day

Oct 25 World Pasta Day

Oct 31 Halloween

November

National Alzheimer's Month

Nov 3 Sandwich Day

Nov 15 America Recycles Day

Nov 17 World Peace Day

Nov 22 Thanksgiving (2012)

December

Dec 7 Pearl Harbor

Dec 13 Ice Cream Day

Dec 25 Christmas Day

Dec 31 New Years Day

One word of caution: this calendar was for the year 2012. Some specific dates may be different for 2015, but all special events do exist and you’ll find the actual 2015 date easy enough online. I could have done it for you, but I was tired of giving you free stuff.

The Beauty of This List

Quite frankly, I love this list for its quirkiness. I mean come on, National Ice Cream Day? Admit You’re Happy Month? These are a writer’s dream, and with a little imagination on your part, I’m sure you can find some inspiration.

I recently had my good friend Liz (Radcliff on HubPages) do a guest blog post for me on my website, and she wrote about finding your angle. Let me share with you a portion of what she said:

“Whether you’re writing an essay or having a conversation, no one wants to tell a dry story devoid of that gasp-factor. Yet we’ve all had amazing tales to tell that simply fell flat straight out of our mouths or onto the page.

So how can plain stories be saved? How do we avoid putting readers to sleep with humdrum writing?

The answer is in the angle.

An angle adds an element of surprise to your personal essay or memoir. Although the angle is called something different in fiction writing or advertising, the gist is still the same. It’s what makes your story interesting, even if it’s happened a million times before.

Once you find your angle, you have a roadmap. A clear angle keeps your story trimmed down to the essential elements, making sure you don’t drift down any dead-end alleys.

For example, say I wanted to write an article on my current hometown of Hudson, Florida. This is about as dull and drab a place as you’ll ever find, so creating an angle is crucial. I could base my article on the subject–Hudson is six-point-something square miles, it’s an hour north of Clearwater, it’s in the Tampa Bay area–cluttery data no one cares about. Another option? I could interview my high school teachers who still teach, asking them how students here have changed over the past 25 years. This creates an angle from the subject. It adds interest–and perhaps surprise elements– to the story.

So how do you find an angle?

  • Talk it through. Speaking out loud is a great way to pull the angle from your story, especially if you’re talking to an audience (spouse, parent, friend).
  • Look at what’s trending on Google. Why is this story so gripping? The answer is your angle.
  • Did you overhear someone say something that grabbed your attention? Did it make you angry/happy/worried? There’s your angle.

So if your story has you smacking yourself in frustration, remember: there’s an angle in there somewhere. Find it and your muse will rescue you from that crowded party of boring storytellers.”

So There Is Your Challenge

You now have a funky list of funky dates to work with. Thanks to Liz, you also know that you need to find a special angle for those funky dates. If you do that, you most likely will have a winning article on your hands.

Best of luck to you all. Now, go out and dazzle us all.

2014 William D. Holland (aka billybuc)

“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great write here. I was not aware of the many events. I know that anyone without a sense of direction won't meet their goals. A very clued-up hub.

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      Janine Huldie 2 years ago from New York, New York

      Bill, huge thank you for putting all the dates here in one place and definitely thank you for this and so much more! Happy Wednesday now ;)

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you DDE. I hope this helps other writers.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      No sweat, Janine. I already had the list; it was just a matter of copying and adding my own two cents. Have a great Wednesday and thank you.

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      What an amazing list! We have some of those here but I don't think we have the more quirky ones and certainly not as many as that. However, I can now write about them for a wider audience can't I?!

      The simple ideas are always the best. It's the timing that's crucial though, isn't it?

      I shouldn't have made that crack about wall-to-wall sunshine; guess what we have today. I bet it was you who sent the rain this way. Thanks, bill!

      Have a great day!

      Ann

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Ann, we are in the middle of a Biblical rainstorm, so I'm not feeling too terrible about sending some of it east. We have enough animals for an ark, so why not have the flood? LOL

      Yes, timing is crucial. This is something many online writers don't grasp...three to six months in advance of the event is a minimum.

      Anyway, enjoy that rain, as will we. :)

      bill

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 2 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Billy, You always give us such useful ideas, once again thanks for the help, the list, and thank Liz for the angle. Unfortunately I do remember that song!!

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      Dattaraj 2 years ago

      Hey, I was just googleing for ways to stop procrastination. Read something called "eat the frog." It's about starting with the most important tasks first. I think that's what I needed. And then I read your article and the tip you shared about finding an angle. May be I will use that in all my articles.

      Two very important lessons I learned today.

      Thank you for sharing.

      P.S

      I love your writing style.

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      MizBejabbers 2 years ago

      Thanks, friend Bill, but I have several hubs I've begun and not completed, and a list a mile long of hub ideas that I haven't even started on yet. How do people NOT have ideas? I guess when you are curious and want to comment on everything in the world it's hard not to. LOL.

      But it is a great list. I think my favorite is Ugly Truck Day. I could write about Mr. B's Beast that sits undriven in our driveway. That takes the cake! The truck he actually drives isn't so bad. In fact, I think you've just inspired me. Maybe soon.

      I don't understand the March into Babies Day. First off, it should have been scheduled for March, not April, but the name itself conjures up something weird. I can just see somebody marching into an army of babies and being eaten by them. Whups, been watching too many horror show promos on TV. (Here, Baby, Baby) Anyway, if somebody, or a lot of somebodies, don't get an idea from your list, he or she is hopeless.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you esmonaco, and unfortunately is right! LOL

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Be Like Water, I'm glad I could help you with that frog-eating-thing. :) Seriously, thanks for the kind words about my style. Best wishes.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Hopeless, indeed, MizB, but surely none of my followers fit that category. LOL Too funny about Mr. B's truck....I think we need to see pictures of it. Us men will understand and relate, I'm sure.

      Too much fun; time to get to work. Thank you!

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      Musu Bangura 2 years ago from Nation's Capital

      I remember the Mighty Mouse song! LOL.

      This list of dates is extremely useful because there are certain topics I need to research and pitch in a timely matter. Thanks again, Bill!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Zainab, thank goodness someone else remembers that song. LOL...thank you for giving me back my sanity. :)

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      dragonflycolor 2 years ago

      I like having schedules. Now if only I could follow them. Thanks, Bill!

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      Karen Ray 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Great hub. Thanks!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      That is a problem, Mari! :) Thank you for being here.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you, Karen Ray! I'm glad you found it helpful.

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      Jaye Denman 2 years ago from Deep South, USA

      I appreciate the free list, Bill. You're always very generous with helpful advice, and this special events calender prompts a multitude of ideas for articles. My creativity could certainly use some priming. Thanks!

      Voted Up, Useful, Awesome, Interesting/Shared

      Jaye

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      Sally 2 years ago from Fort Worth, Texas

      Some of these dates I had no idea about. I'm happy to discover about some of these like Pie Day and Ice Cream Month.

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Those are some strange Days indeed! I find it kind of funny that hamburgers and salads are celebrated in the same month. Kind of like ordering a cheeseburger and fries with a diet Coke.

      Great ideas and awesome advice from Liz. Thanx, Bill!

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      Eric Dierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      What fine arrows to add to any writers quiver.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      My pleasure, Jaye! I hope you find something in here that is enjoyable to write about.

      Thank you my friend.

      bill

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sallyrose, I may not write about Pie Day, but I'll eat like I care. :) Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sha, I get a kick out of these days...and of course, I write about them for customers, and always have to have a funny twist to my articles. Anyway, thanks, and I'll tell Liz what you said.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Indeed, Eric; just don't shoot yourself in the foot. :) Thanks, buddy!

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      Marcelle Bell 2 years ago

      Great advice here Billy! I always love to read your articles that help out writers. I definitely use your advice. Thanks!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      World pasta day, Oct. 25th, since pasta is my favorite food in all the world I might write something, but I would rather read a funny one from you. Ha..Thank's again..

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      Victoria Lynn 2 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I love this! I'm going to print out your list and post it for inspiration. Chocolate cake day! I could include a decadent recipe or two! This is great. I've had a goal of writing one hub per month until my schedule eases up and I can do more. Having this list will help me achieve that goal when my brain is overloaded or dried up--which seems to be happening a lot lately. Thanks, Bill!

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      Andrew Smith 2 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Thanks for the heads up about the 3 month circulation thing. That actually makes a great deal of sense!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you My Bell...I appreciate the kind words.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Ruby, I love pasta too, but not enough to write about it. LOL Thank you...I'll expect an article from you on October 25th. :)

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Great, Vicki! I'm really glad this helps you. Have fun with it and I look forward to those decadent recipes.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      It is really important, goatfury, for online article writers, and it's something most don't think about...thus the flood of Halloween articles lately.

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      Michelle Scoggins 2 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Thanks Bill for the detailed list of special events and reiterating Liz's point of finding your angle. Gives me some great ideas that I can put to use as I am swimming through this murky water trying to find my way :) Have a great day.

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      manatita44 2 years ago

      Nice ideas and well thought out. I think its quite useful, and having an angle is wonderful.

      I must say, however, that I'm perhaps the exception. I write all the time and there isn't much in life where I have to plan. I never feel like it. I even hate to take a creative writing course. I'm intuitive and generally pull from the ether. Years of reading and much practice, plus ...

      Still, you do have some fine ideas and I recommend them highly for the majority. Peace, bro.

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      Marlene Bertrand 2 years ago from Northern California, USA

      National Oatmeal Month? Really? A whole month? Thank you for this list, Bill. It is a wonderful tool. I'm going to take it and do as you do (following the leader) to help keep my business going. It's good to see World Peace Day is on my birthday. Cool!

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      Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Very interesting and awesome. I like your angle of expression mesmerizing us with your rolling of sentences. And to your great friend, Liz also I am grateful for her tips and encouraging articles to kindle the hidden talents in writers.

      Thank you both.

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      Linda Lum 2 years ago from Washington State, USA

      Yes, I remember Mighty Mouse (and Oil Can Harry). What a great list--if you can't find some inspiration here, you need to find another hobby. (By the way, I chuckled at your comment about Biblical rainstorms--I live about 20 miles north of you and we've had so much rain the slugs are seeking higher ground. I found a banana slug on my porch this morning.)

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      caseymel 2 years ago from Indiana

      Thanks for the information! Wow, there are a lot of special evens! It must have taken you awhile to compile all of these!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm glad, Michelle. Thanks for stopping by, and good luck with those murky waters. :) Hopefully there are no sharks.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Manatita, we all follow a different voice in this business. If it works for you then great. I'm actually a bit like that as well, and it works for me, so I see no reason to change.

      Have a great evening my friend, and thank you.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Marlene, I don't plan on eating any oatmeal that month, but I might chuckle about it. :) As for World Peace Day on your birthday...very cool indeed.

      Thanks my friend.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank yo u Venkatachari....Liz's ideas are very good and would help any writer I believe.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Linda, too funny. When it's too wet for the slugs we have a major problem. LOL Thanks for the laugh this morning...and thank goodness someone else remembers Mighty Mouse. :)

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks Melanie...a few hours, actually. I've had the list for three years, and just realized it would make a good hub. LOL

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      Ally Lewis 2 years ago from Pittsburgh, PA

      I'm making it a mission to celebrate all the good ones! Like National Eat What You Want Day (although, if you have enough conviction, that can be everyday). :)

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Ally, I like a person of conviction. Go have a snack on me. :)

      Thank you!

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      muhammad abdullah javed 2 years ago

      Thanks Bill Sir, events based articles do have their own charm, they fascinate if written in view of the respetive backgrounds and ensure a well thought matter over the objectives, if any, I am sure your write up is going to stirr our minds with the same and provides wings to our pen to fly. Thanks again and keep guiding.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      thank you for the kick start.. one question and you don't have to put it in your mail bag series.. Hamburger and cheeseburger have their own days? LOL...

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      Rhonda Lytle 2 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      Oh, my gosh, it seems there is a day for everything. Old stuff day, even, very quirky and fun. This was fun and thank you much for the tip off about search engines taking three months to index. I didn't know that one. Neat!

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      William Leverne Smith 2 years ago from Hollister, MO

      Great reminders, Thanks! Have used them many times, over the years. That's where I got my National Lollipop Day article that has been so much fun!! And surprisingly popular!! ;-)

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      DJ Anderson 2 years ago

      Hey, Bill,

      Great days mentioned here. That means there is always something to

      look forward to. Let us not forget the first Saturday in May = Derby Day!

      I buy a mid sized calendar for my desk. It is "browntrout" calendar company. It had national holidays from New Zealand to Mexico to Canada. It is always interesting to see the other countries' holidays.

      Nice Hub!

      DJ.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Nicely stated, m abdullah javed...thank you for your thoughts my friend.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Hard to figure, Frank, and I have no answer for you. LOL Thanks, buddy.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Rhonda, you aren't alone, as evidenced by the number of Halloween articles coming out now. :) I'm glad I could help...thank you.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks, Bill, and I'll get over to see you shortly.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      DJ, what a great calendar to have...I might have to buy that one. Great resource!

      Thanks my friend

      bill

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Let me see if I can get in a self-improvement article before the month ends. I bet you saved the day for many, Mighty Mouse. Thanks.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Wow! What a great list! This one needs to be pinned up somewhere!

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Bill this is a great hub with so many good ideas on what to write about. Bookmarking for the next time I get a brain fart :)

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Dora, I've been called worse. i think I like Mighty Mouse. LOL Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks, Audrey! It really is a fun list, and just might come in handy.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Susan, I hope you don't get one of those brain farts. They can be painful. :)

      Thank you for sharing.

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      sheilamyers 2 years ago

      Thanks for the advice a the list of special days. And, no, you're not the only one to remember the Mighty Mouse cartoon and theme song.

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      Lori Colbo 2 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      It never occurred to me to write far in advance. Sounds like good advice and I shall try it. BTW, for those of Christian persuasion, October is pastor appreciation month.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm glad you liked it, Sheila, and hooray for Mighty Mouse. :) Thanks my friend.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well there you go, Lori, another to add to our list. Thanks for stopping by and adding to the ideas.

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      Randi Benlulu 2 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      So funny. I just started writing an article on being happy. I'm too late for admit tire happy month and too early for the 3 month rule. Oh, well! Thanks for all the great ideas!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Randi, you're never too late...just write it a year in advance. :) Thanks for visiting from Arizona my friend.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Love the Red Day Bill! lol! or maybe the Pizza one! you always manage to surprise me with your great ideas and advice, thanks so much, nell

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      melissakaspshak 2 years ago

      Hi Bill - Thanks for another piece of great free advice…. I recently purchased the recommended "2014 Writers Market" and this article is good supplemental information. Best regards, Melissa :)

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      Liz Davis 2 years ago from Hudson, FL

      Heyyyyyy . . . look at us, working together! Hahah Thanks for the shout-out, Billy! I love this list of days--lots of great angles there.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Glad you liked it, Nell. There are some fun ideas here for future articles.

      Thank you my friend.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Melissa, I'm glad you picked up that reference book. I think it's worth its weight in gold. Best wishes and thank you.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'll take care of you, Lizzy. I'll even steal your work to do it. :)

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      Stacie L 2 years ago

      This is a good list to jumpstart the brain billybuc.

      It got me to think' n.

      I picked Lasagna day and it brought up other ideas so thanks for the help.

      ;-)

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      Michelle Liew 2 years ago from Singapore

      I"d pick Just Because anytime. We don't have to have a reason to do everything!!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Hey, Stacie, welcome to my site, and thank you. Good luck with this list.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Excellent, Michelle...good reason.

      Thank you for sharing.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Interesting, awesome and very useful. A list to keep even the most discerning of muses happy and productive.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Jo! I have had this list for three years and I just got around to sharing it...it never dawned on me to do so. LOL

      blessings always my friend

      bill

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      Mel Carriere 2 years ago from San Diego California

      Thank you for doing this research for us Bill. I guess I missed the window for Bosses Day for October 16th. I think I could have written an appreciative word or two on this subject. Great hub as usual!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mel, you can write it for next year and post it now...that way it will circulate quite nicely by next October.

      Thanks for stopping by after your busy day.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for an interesting hub and for sharing the very useful list and information, Bill!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You are very welcome, Alicia, and I thank you for always being here.

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      Jim 2 years ago from Kansas

      Lots of great ideas. Now I just have to find some motivation.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Pawpaw, it's too bad there isn't a National Motivation Month. :) Thank you!

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Thanks for this!! I have bookmarked this for future use. I love it! Voted UP, etc. and shared.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm glad you loved it, Mary. If it helps in any way then fantastic. Have a wonderful weekend.

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      You're great. Sharing the information from Radcliff was certainly the icing on the cake. You've given me lots to think about and who knows where it will lead? Now I just need to find the angle.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting. Shared too.

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      Nancy Owens 2 years ago from USA

      Thank you for sharing this information. Your willingness to share your experience with other writers is commendable. I believe there truly is enough wealth out there for everyone to be successful if they are willing to work for it. Sometimes I think successful people hoard knowledge. You are one of those who isn't afraid to share it.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mary, that angle can be illusive, but if you find it, it can be a big payday. Good luck my friend and thank you.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Nancy, it's the way I was raised, and I'm proud to say that. Giving parents taught me...we help one another and we all benefit. Thank you for your kind words.

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      Heidi Thorne 2 years ago from Chicago Area

      Great list of events and totally agree about using these commemorative or celebratory events as inspiration. I used that technique often with one of my past blogs which did help generate traffic. Great stuff as always! (P.S. Saw on another hub you have a new kitten? That's an event in itself. Have fun with that!)

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      Paula Atwell 2 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Okay, so I never knew that September is Chicken month. Wow! What is the preferred way to celebrate that!? :D

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      breakfastpop 2 years ago

      You are amazing!!!! You are a fountain of great advice and I just know that so many writers owe their productivity to you!! Thanks, billy. Voted up, useful, interesting and oh so awesome!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Heidi....I have found this list to be very valuable over the past three years...and yes, the kitten is hell on wheels. :)

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Paula, there are some interesting days for sure....I appreciate you sharing this on Facebook. Thank you.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you breakfastpop...I'll be by to read your latest soon.

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      ocfireflies 2 years ago from North Carolina

      Bill,

      I am never disappointed. You are amazing and so prolific. I so needed to read this hub. Thank you for always knowing what your audience needs.

      You are the best!

      Kim

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well, Kim, you are very welcome. I'm glad i could help you during your time of need. :) Thank you and have a great Wednesday.

      bill

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      Christabel Evans 2 years ago from England, UK

      This knowledge of knowing the angle of a story is what I have been missing while writing a narrative article. Thanks for the share!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm happy this was helpful for you, bizwin. Thanks for the visit.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      There can be more than one angle to a story, too, so you get extra points for that.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      True that, Deb! I'll take extra points any time I can get them. Thanks!

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      social thoughts 2 years ago from New Jersey

      You always have such interesting things to say, and use wonderful humor to say them! I love how you focus on the requirement of an angle. That is SO true! I am constantly thinking of topics to write about, but it doesn't feel complete until I find that unique way of looking at it. You, my friend, have awesome angles. That is why I always enjoy reading your work.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Kailey, I am flattered and I thank you. I've been preaching this stuff since I began teaching many years ago. It's probably a good idea if I practice it. :)

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 2 years ago

      This may sound funny, but I use Pinterest as a gauge for story ideas and sharing work. When I am on it enough I start to see what is getting popular, what holidays are coming up etc.... For what I write it is definitely seasonal. This list is very helpful too Bill. I'm thinking I might have to come up with a couple of ideas for some of these "days". Thanks.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      I love these lists too. And, of course, have written about some of them. National Pickle Week (not sure if I saw it here) is still one of my favorites.

      Some fun reading lies ahead for those who are up to the challenge.

      Have a most wonderful day and a glorious Thanksgiving Day, bill.

      Hugs and all to your family.

      Many many Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      PS, thank you my dear friend. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. May the angels smile on your family this weekend.

      bill

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Bill, some of those events I never heard of. But it was good to know this vast list of events to write about. This is another great hub article from you on all aspects of writing. Voted up for useful!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Kristen. I'm a firm believer that we can never have enough resources in writing.

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      My pleasure Bill. You're so right about that.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Have a good week, Kristen.

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      You too Bill.

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