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Why I Write

Why I Write podcast is produced by the National Council of Teachers of English and hosted by C.C. Chapman of "Accident Hash" fame. Why I Write is a bi-weekly podcast similar to Lifehacker's "How I Work" series in which we delve into the topic of writing by talking with authors from variety genres and methods to hear their take on writing and its importance both in their lives and how it should be important in each of ours.
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Oct 20, 2016

“You Can Write.”

Those were the three words spoken by a ninth grade English teacher to set Brad Meltzer on the path to being a New York Times Bestselling author.

Known for his Washington, DC area thrillers and children’s “I Am…” books, Brad’s life was turned upside down when his father lost his job at thirty nine.

Losing everything forced them to move and his dad proclaimed “We are going to have a do-over of life.”

Brad is thankful for rule breaking teachers like his Miss Spicer who look out for kids who need help. They create the most powerful thing out there: ideas.

Listen to the inaugural episode of the Why I Write Podcast and find out about his love of Superman, writing speeches for the President and what happened when he went back and said, “thank you” to Miss Spicer.

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