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

 

 

Nancie AtwellNancie Atwell
Teacher and author Nancie Atwell talks about the importance and power of writing in the lives of young adolescents.

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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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Sarah DessenSarah Dessen
Author Sarah Dessen talks about how writing has been the one consistant thing in her life.

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James Cross Giblin

James Cross Giblin
Children’s author James Cross Giblin talks about the satisfaction of writing a good sentence.

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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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Emily Goodman
First-time children's author Emily Goodman discusses how writing clarifys her thinking.

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Laurie Halse AndersonLaurie Halse Anderson
Author Laurie Halse Anderson explains the reasons why she loves to write.

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James Holden

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

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

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Gail Langer KarwoskiGail Langer Karwoski
What is writing like?  It’s like “giving a giant hug to the universe”, says children’s author Gail Langer Karwoski.

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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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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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Pat MoraPat Mora
Former teacher, university administrator, museum director, and consultant, Pat Mora, discusses the reasons why she writes.

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Katherine Paterson

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

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James PattersonJames Patterson
Author James Patterson discusses how he writes and offers suggestions for those who wish to become writers. 

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Elizabeth TenHouten

Elizabeth 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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