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Why I Write: Poet Jane Hirshfield Writes About Life’s Profound Mystery

By Jane Hirshfield
Prize-winning international poet, translator, and essayist Jane Hirshfield's poetry speaks to the central issues of human existence: desire and loss, impermanence and beauty, and the many dimensions of our connection with others. She tells NWP why she writes.
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Heather Mackey: Why I Write

By Heather Mackey
For Heather Mackey, writing is a gift crafted for someone else to enjoy. It's this focus that has kept her writing, guiding her through self-doubt to her recent success, Dreamwood, a young-adult novel.
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Shirley McPhillips: Why I Write

By Shirley McPhillips
For Poet Shirley McPhillips, writing is about connecting with poems of the past and forming new relationships with readers. The Poem Central author, and member of the National Writing Project's Writers Council, shares what writing means to her.
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Robin Newman: Why I Write

By Robin Newman
Humor, passion, revision, and perseverance are at the heart of Robin Newman's craft. Author of A Wilcox and Griswold Mystery: The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake, and member of the National Writing Project's Writers Council. Newman shares what inspires her to write and how she got to where…
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Charles Yu: Why I Write

By Charles Yu
Charles Yu, author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe and member of the National Writing Project's Writers Council, illustrates the motive behind his writing.
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Kelvin Yu: Why I Write

By Kelvin Yu
Insight from writer, actor, and NWP Writers Council member Kelvin Yu on the creative freedom that writing provides, compared to acting, within the TV and film industry.
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Kekla Magoon: Why I Write

By Kekla Magoon
Kekla Magoon is an author of young adult fiction, historical non-fiction, and a member of the NWP Writers Council.
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Why I Write: Amanda Parrish Morgan

Author, educator, and NWP Writers Council member Amanda Parrish Morgan shares how writing deepens her understanding of herself, others, and our world.
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Write Now Teacher Studio

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Where teachers write, share, and talk shop about writing and the teaching of writing

Hosted by the National Writing Project, the Write Now Teacher Studio is an open, online community of educators for educators. It’s a place to write together, examine our teaching, create and refine curricula, and work toward ever more effective and equitable practices to create confident, creative, and critical thinkers and writers in our classrooms and courses.

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