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6 Authors Talk About Writing


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 were varied and beautiful. See snippets of their stories and listen to more from each author below.


Listen to Laurie Halse Anderson explain why she writes.


Listen to Cynthia Leitich Smith explain why she writes.


Listen to T.A. Barron explain why he writes.


Listen to Nancie Atwell explain why she writes.


Listen to James Patterson explain why he writes.


Listen to Fran Claggett explain why she writes.

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