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

Three Simple Words Changed His Life “You Can Write.” Those were the three words spoken by a ninth grade English…

Podcast Backstory

Emily Kirkpatrick
October 20, 2016

The following post was written by Emily Kirkpatrick, Executive Director of the National Council of Teachers of English. She wrote…

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…

The #WhyIWrite Podcast!

October 17, 2016

We launched a new podcast for the National Day on Writing on October 20th to listen to the first interview…

Why I Write: 3 Bloggers Reflect

Jenna Fournel
October 17, 2016

Words matter, and our ability to use them to express ourselves is a unique quality of being human. This website…

Determining What to Write About

October 17, 2016

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” ― Ernest Hemingway Many people…

6 Authors Talk About Writing

Millie Davis
October 17, 2016

In the past on the National Day on Writing, we asked many authors to tell us about why they write….