Episode 5 – Nicole Blades

C.C. Chapman
December 15, 2016

Nicole Blades sat down to take her LSATs and realized that practicing law was not how she wanted to spend the…

Episode 4 – Matthew Ebel

C.C. Chapman
December 1, 2016

Matthew Ebel has always enjoyed playing with his imaginary friends and as he grew older he went from simply talking…

Episode 3 – Katina French

C.C. Chapman
November 17, 2016

Fiction writers often feel a special connection to the characters they create. Science Fiction and Fantasy author Katina French told…

Episode 2 – Jonathan Fields

C.C. Chapman
November 3, 2016

A Good Life is One Dedicated to Mastering What You Love Jonathan Fields is a parent, entrepreneur and writer. He…

Write, Teach, Lead

October 30, 2016

Thanks to teacher, author, and NCTE affiliate leader Jennie Brown for writing this blog. The reason why I write, teach,…

Are You Ready for NaNoWriMo?

October 28, 2016

Just as we transition from the National Day on Writing into the rest of the year, we might be thinking…

Why We Write

October 20, 2016

Thanks to Katherine Sokolowski and her 7th graders for contributing this blog. Last year when NCTE celebrated the National Day…

Episode 1 – Brad Meltzer

C.C. Chapman
October 20, 2016

Welcome to the Why I Write podcast. We’re happy you’re here to celebrate the National Day on Writing. Three Simple…

A Message from Our Executive Director: Why I Write Podcast

Emily Kirkpatrick
October 20, 2016

My guiding principal in every decision I make is to help you, our valuable members, inspire and guide the future…

Peck, Peck, Peck

Millie Davis
October 19, 2016

Thanks to author Pat Mora for writing this blog.   I look back at my few pieces of writing, in…