Why I Write

Posted on October 21, 2011 by

Words allow my unspoken and uncertain thoughts to come to life without having to use my quiet voice, and gives me time to think before I speak.

Today is The National Day on Writing- a great day to celebrate our favorite writers, and to thank a teacher (in person or in spirit) who encouraged, inspired, or taught you about writing.

Thank you, Mr. Carey.  It is because of your kind humor, your compassion, and your understanding of ‘quiet Jenny’ that inspired me to become an English teacher, and has given me the courage to share my voice with the world.  I miss you your presence, but your spirit lives on in me every day.

For more on why writers write, please visit http://www.ncte.org/dayonwriting/testimonials.

Jennifer Wolfe

Jennifer Wolfe, a writer-teacher-mom, is dedicated to finding the extraordinary in the ordinary moments of life by thinking deeply, loving fiercely, and teaching audaciously. Jennifer is a Google Certified Educator, Hyperdoc fanatic, and a voracious reader. Read her stories on her blog, mamawolfe, and grab free copies of her teaching and parenting resources.

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Comments: 6

  • mamawolfe

    October 25, 2011

    Hi Megan~ oh, please do it! I am so happy that my favorite teacher and I reconnected as adults. He’s gone now, but he knew how much I loved him.

  • Megan

    October 24, 2011

    I always want to write letters to the teachers that have inspired me – I seriously need to get on that!

  • mamawolfe

    October 21, 2011

    Hi Chick~ Sylvia Plath…what an icon. Glad we have something in common!
    Michael Ann~ thank you! You are so sweet to bestow a blogger award on mamawolfe!
    Hi Susan~ Can’t wait to head over and read your post!

  • Susan Kane

    October 21, 2011

    teachers can change history, change lives. On my blog today I wrote about the best teachers of writing are teachers who write. I highlighted Donald Graves, writer of many books on teaching and writing.

  • Michael Ann

    October 21, 2011

    So very nice. I like that. And guess what? Your awesome writing has won you a blogger award! Check out my latest post to get the details 🙂

  • My Inner Chick

    October 21, 2011

    ***without having to use my quiet voice**

    I love that!

    One of my favorite writer is Sylvia Plath.

    Have a nice day :)))

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