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Across the country pens and pencils, keyboards and tablets will be cranking out writing in all sorts of forms on October 20. Here are some ways you can be part…
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Thanks to teacher, author, and NCTE affiliate leader Jennie Brown for writing this blog. The reason why I write, teach, and lead is simple – I love leading a literate…
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Just as we transition from the National Day on Writing into the rest of the year, we might be thinking about how to keep writing as vibrant as it was…
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Thanks to Katherine Sokolowski and her 7th graders for contributing this blog. Last year when NCTE celebrated the National Day of Writing I was in the midst of our personal…
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Thanks to author Pat Mora for writing this blog.   I look back at my few pieces of writing, in pencil, from elementary school. How did I feel about writing…
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Words matter, and our ability to use them to express ourselves is a unique quality of being human. This website is designed to celebrate the role writing plays in ALL…
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“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” ― Ernest Hemingway Many people believe that authors just have ideas that come to them,…
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In the past on the National Day on Writing, we asked many authors to tell us about why they write. When we asked these authors why they write, the responses…
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