Writing With Purpose

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National Day of Writing 2017
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Why do YOU write?
"I write because it helps me think more clearly about who I am and what is important to me." -Mrs. Parker
"I write...so I can share my ideas or feelings with the world so they can understand me." -Alister
"I write because I love it and it is really fun." -Zoey 
"I write because it makes me feel good." -Keira
"I write because it lets me explore fantasy and real life opportunities.  I can be myself and do whatever I want in a story." -Marcella
"I write because I like to tell stories." -Hayden H.
"I write because it makes me happy and sometimes just relieves things out of me that is bothering me." -Geena
"I write because...my teacher tells me to, I want to pass the time, to express myself." -Nash
"I write because it is fun at times and I have to at other times." -Adam
"I write because it gives me a feeling of freedom and getting my feelings out or telling things about me." -Tanner
"It lets me express my feelings in a way that not everyone can hear." -Molly
"I write because it is the only way to explain on paper." -Cesar
"I started writing because it was something I could do when I'm bored, but I also can use my imagination like creating a different world." -Mackenzie
"I write because I get to make and show my ideas." -Jacob
"I write because it is very relaxing and you could write about anything.  It's also lots of fun." -Rylee S.
"I write because it is a fun way to express your feelings." -Gaby
"I write because it's a way for me to ventilate and express my feelings.  It's a way to remember things sad and happy." -Peyton
"I write because it's another way to express my feelings and I can write about anything I want.  I can make stories and enjoy while I do it." -Mateo
"I write because it makes me feel like I'm creating and exploring my own world.  I write to describe and look back on how I was feeling." -Shelby
"I write because it's fun and something you can do almost anytime." -Kevin
"I write because I think it is fun to write and talk about yourself." -Kierston
"I write because it is fun for me." -Austin
"I write to show things." -Roy
"I write so I can get better at spelling and so I can be ready for when we have to write a lot." -Mackenzie C.
"Because it's fun!"  -Matthew W.
"For me to chill." -Josh
"I write because it sometimes brings out my feelings or if I want to write something, but not tell people." -Heavyn
"I write because I like to put my stories down and it's sometimes fun." -Tremper
"I write because it is a great way to be a good writer and get better at writing." -Emma C.
"I write because I want to write and because I like to write and, I hate to say sometimes, because I am forced to write." -Daden
"I write because my teachers assign me to do work so I can learn." -Donavan
"I write because I can express my feelings I can write down what I'm doing or I can get more ideas if I'm writing a story." -Jenny
"I write because I love to write and draw and stuff like that." -Shane
"I write because I can relieve stress." -Mariela
"I write because it is fun to write and I love to write songs and other stuff." -Logan
"I write because I like to.  You get to write whatever comes to your mind.  It can be long or short.  Not real or real.  It can have big text or small text.  Happy or sad.  Scary or what will make you laugh.  I write because I can do all of these things.  It makes me happy!" -Audri
"I write because sometimes you can free write and jot down your feelings and what you have been doing during the day." -Anthony
"I write because I like writing stories and drawing comics, that's the kind of writing I do, but sometimes I write chapter books, kinda like horror books, but sometimes I find writing fun!" -Greyson
"I like to express my feelings and I like to think of funny things to write." -Maddox
"I write because it's fun and I get my feelings out." -Sterling
"I write because you can draw anything." -Khalil
"I write because it helps me get better at reading and writing." -Christian
"I write because I like to tell stories and write about my life." -Elijah
"I write because I like to have my memories when I grow up." -Camden M.
"One day I write a book or get better at writing." - Karla
"I write because it is fun and creative and takes your things out by writing about it." -Jolette
"I write because it's fun to do and it helps me express myself." -Kyleigh
"It is fun and helps me writer better." -Matthew D.
"I write because it helps me understand things in a book or what I am doing better and I like to write.  You have so much to say and write it all down so you can remember all your good thoughts."  - Caprice
"I write because you can draw anything you think of on paper, to pass school, my job, and to write books which is fun." -Derrek
"I write because I want to tell how I feel." -Monica
"I write because it is fun to write things." -Camden R.
"I write because it's fun." - Emma B.
"I write because you can be yourself and write your own story." -Kaydence
"I write because it helps me relax and think." -Matthew B.
"I write because I like to express my feelings in different ways." -Isabelle
"I write because it helps me keep track of things and explain things." -Abby
"I write because it helps me on vocabulary and it inspires me and relaxes me." -Ruby
"I write because when I write I can let my imagination run wild and express my creativity." -Noah
"I write because it helps me escape from my anxiety, it sets me free." -Audrey
"I write because it is fun and I need to have good writing skills. " -Fletcher
"I write so I can explain my thinking in my work." -Ava
"I write because I like to and it makes me feel in a different world." -Riley J.
"I write because I can be more descriptive and intricate with my words." -Isabella


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Visual Writing Prompts (great for getting ideas)
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Write to your legislators:
National Priorities Project
NCRA
Congress for Kids
Sample letter
Speak Now For Kids
The White House

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Write the World

Interactive Essay Writing

Letters to the Next President 2.0

Creative Communications Essay and Poetry Contests

Write For Your Rights

Teen Ink
-(an online literary magazine)

Anthology of Poetry

The Visual Magic of Comics by Scott McCloud

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VOCABULARY AND LANGUAGE

Go Ahead and Make Up New Words by Erin McKean

Txting is Killing Language. JK!!! by John McWhorter

The Joy of Lexicography by Erin McKean

Freerice.com

6 Word Memoirs
6 Word Memoirs for Teens
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Writing Tips From Published Authors

Rick Riordan
Christopher Paul Curtis
Jeff Kinney
Stephen King (language)