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Celebrities speak to the importance of writing,  the National Day on Writing, and
the National Gallery of Writing.

 

T.A. BarronT.A. Barron
T.A. Barron explains how writing is a great way to explore and travel.  Are you ready to start the adventure?

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 Glenda Burgess

Glenda Burgess
Novelist Glenda Burgess speaks about how to help the writing find you.

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Fran ClaggettFran Claggett
Teacher and author Fran Claggett shares a poem illustrating the journey that writing is.

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Christine Jennings DixonChristine Jennings Dixon
Author Christine Jennings Dixon talks about writing as a means for personal discovery.

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Adrian FogelinAdrian Fogelin
Children's author Adrian Fogelin explains how curiosity is the basic key to writing.

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Betsy FrancoBetsy Franco
Betsy Franco, author of children’s books and young adult novel Metamorphosis, Junior Year, reflects on how writing keeps her sane.

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James HoldenJames Holden
Former English teacher and author James Holden talks about writing on tennis.

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Jacqueline JulesJacqueline Jules
Teacher, librarian, children's author, and poet Jacqueline Jules describes her passion for writing a poem.

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Sarah McCoySarah McCoy
Sarah McCoy, author of The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico, talks about how "a day without writing is like a day without food." 

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Katherine PatersonKatherine Paterson
Katherine Paterson speaks about the gift of readers she's received from her writing.

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Cynthia Leitich SmithCynthia Leitich Smith
Children's and young adult author Cynthia Leitich Smith speaks of how she writes both what she knows and what she likes to read.

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Elizabeth TenHoutenElizabeth Tenhouten
Author and Editor-in-Chief of Celeb Staff Magazine Elizabeth TenHouten shares advice for how aspiring writers can express their strengths and vulnerabilities.

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Natasha Wing

Natasha Wing
Children's book adult author Natasha Wing speaks of how she writes because she's a very curious person.

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