Tweetstream #whyIwrite

@joe_bower: I  because I am passionate about teaching and learning and I want to share this with others.
I am in love with words.
To celebrate National Day on  and tweet why you  and include the hashtag  AND #mindsmatternyc
I  to remember and forget why I hate and why I love with a burning passion that dwells in my soul. #
@annleary: Too old to pole dance
@LinaSouid: # Self discovery! For myself and others.
# To avert creative implosion.  Its like a pressure valve on the idea factory.
# because it takes less effort than serial killing
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
Because something inside me insists I do. Because it’s how I express the mess within my soul and the magic I see beyond my eyes. #
Because it makes the voices in my head happy to be the voices on the page #
I  to let my soul utter what my mouth cannot.
@steampunkcom: I  because there are stories I want to read that haven’t been written yet.
Because nothing can compare to the joy of finding that perfect word, the ideal phrase, the loveliest simile
to communicate the feelings below the sentences, to share stories, to find out what i think, to create, to live, and to let go.
@SunnyinSyracuse  # Self discovery! For myself and others.
Loving the  hashtag – so interesting reading why others  and relating to them
@quiannaleeanna: I  because otherwise, the words would eat my innards, leaving me as a heap of words unheard. #
# To ask, and sometimes answer, questions
Because it’s the only thing I’m semi-average at.
The children thank you  @TotallyLaime Because  allows me to spend a huge percentage of my time daydreaming without guilt #
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
Because that’s where I am not bound by the laws of reason, reality, or physics, and this somehow makes me feel more alive.
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# http://t.co/Fb7AvBJp #psucomp18
@jasonpinter: I can go out not wearing pants, shave my head or drink a bottle of whiskey before work and know it won’t end up on TMZ.
@Lupaket:  family expects nothing more of me than marriage, kids, and domestic mediocrity. My soul holds so much more than that #am
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
@neilhimself: Simply tweet a reason why you love to  and add the hashtag  on October 20th. (I will.)
Making #blackgold from #kitchenwaste is
Because my parents read to me as a child and made me want to tell great stories too. http://t.co/d6diyW64
We’re happy to see the hashtag  flooding Twitter the same day of Alan Shapiro’s "Why Write" lecture,… http://t.co/0w7gsRMc
In case I am the only one who thought of it. And because I’m arrogant enough believe it is possible. #
@826michigan: Executive Director Amanda: "I  to understand this confusing world a little better." #
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
@SunnyinSyracuse some days I think it’s because I’m a masochist #
Words are a part of us. Each person adds a little bit of themselves when they read, and together you have the human experience.
@benshpigel: Want to know #? To make people think, laugh, cry, snort, nod, roll their eyes and shake their heads. To make them care.
I  because otherwise, the words would eat my innards, leaving me as a heap of words unheard. #
# Because I love the characters
@noir_baby: Happy Nat’l  Day! "We do not  because we want to; we
because we have to." –W. Somerset Maugham #quote
@bbcrsroom To make the voices in my head go away. # #justkidding #sortof
I  to feel that I am part of something more than myself, to give back, and to become immortal.  Why do you ? #
@swimforrestswim: Because when I see people I wonder who they are, who they love, what they want, and then I make up stories in my head.
@TheKatDaughtry: Because  fantasies seems more like a plan when it’s in print. #
I love, love, love reading all the  answers today.
To express how I’m feeling #
@826national: Today is @project’s National Day on ! Use  to tell us what inspires YOU.
@mrssilveri @TEPTigers # to encourage others to be positive leaders.
There are times when you have to let the kids and animals out to play. Or kill stuff. Or dance. Maybe all three. That’s #
Because I believe those characters in my head deserve to be let out. #
I  because it never goes out of style # <3
@sarazarr: Because I got really tired of being an administrative assistant. # (I’m only partially joking.)
Because I will forget everything I need to do if I don’t #
@BriannaKratz: Because I can put together words that have never shared a line or make up new ones "just because I can." #
Showing people how to #Compost kitchen scraps is  http://t.co/N8kpUHhQ
I  because paper always listens #
Because sometimes the only stories I want to read are the ones I tell.
@elanaleoni: I  because it’s the only thing that at the same time challenges & inspires me. #
To vent, to explore, to relearn. # @neilhimself
@Yiliae: Because words have the power to take me to other worlds where I can be anything I want to be and see anything I want to see.
@keithr34:  because there’s no better feeling in the world
@lheron: Happy National  Day. The hashtag  is worth checking out. Background: http://t.co/FTxQLlLO
@ProjectAdvance: Today is the National Day on . Tell us, why do you ? # http://t.co/eWqJ3751
@kristinpotpie: I feel whole when I am .  @hugohouse: Today is the National Day On ! Share what compels you to  w/ tag !
@Andy_Richter: Words be gooder than numbers!
I  so I can breathe.
@Lizzzola: I  because I love. #
@ericsmith909:   @pb_anstett @aaw_bre http://t.co/jaxCtkvY
@KalebNation Because  as a profession is an acceptable form of schizophrenia. #
" is the hardest thing in the world to do. But  is the only thing that has ever made me happy."- Harper Lee #
@ScribeQuotes: Because stringing together 26 letters thousands of times to create a world is the most beautiful thing in the universe.
Because stories need to be shared. #
because it’s fun #
because I can  the words that I can’t get myself to say
I  because words last forever.  #
To communicate, sympathize, encourage, reflect, enjoy and so much more is
@NMamatas: Mostly to make fun of the books and stories you grew up loving.
@FutureNurse100: Because it helps me with my emotions and takes me to another world
@AdamLavis: @bbcrsroom because it’s the bridge between nothing and something #
Frustrations and confusions need some way of coming out #
@strosechronicle: Why does The College of Saint Rose ? http://t.co/gCrIAzfh #
so I can get those voices out if my head. ;)
I  for @bandback2gether so that others will know that they are not alone, like I thought I was. #
I  because I love. #
# : Because I must. http://t.co/7VpErTVr
Also I gotta use all these big words somewhere.
Because it makes me part of the most interesting community on earth, the community of rs, as evidenced by @Litquake.
Because I love it. Because I have learned to follow my heart. Because words are magical.  #
@abscondment  @Andy_Richter: Words be gooder than numbers!
Because I have to #
because  can make a difference in the conditions of societies, institutions, and communities # #fb
Happy Nat’l  Day! "We do not  because we want to; we
because we have to." –W. Somerset Maugham #quote
@DutchessAbroad: Words are in the air, all you need to do is grab them and pin them down
I  to inspire other people.#
@skap5: Woohoo! Today is National Day on . I love to . I  to be accountable for what I think.
@bbcrsroom I spend time with a group of my choosing, I’ve seen Space & Dragons, triumph & heartbreak. It’s a good escape. #
@slarkpope if you pronounce it "nish" then you’re referring to a knish. Which, btw, is . unfathomable knishes.
Because putting things on paper can sometimes be easier than saying then out loud #
Because I want to be heard and it’s easier than shouting.
Because putting things on paper can sometimes be easier than saying then out loud #
Because I want to be heard and it’s easier than shouting.
Because when I see people I wonder who they are, who they love, what they want, and then I make up stories in my head.
Because there’s just too much swirling around in my brain to make sense of it without  it down.
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To trap my thoughts on the page before they’re lost to the ether.
I  to put a smile on my face&others. #
Because its my favorite outlet.
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
Because I enjoy doing it
[Student Quote]  @MsMercurio: Dreanna, 7th: "I  because my feeling are too powerful to take place in your mind."
Because the voices in my head won’t shut up until I do..
Because I have seen my words change the minds, hearts, and worlds of other people in a positive way.
I also  because it makes me feel good!!!
I  to explore "what might have been" or "What could be". #
@raincoyote: Because I never grew up and stopped pretending.  #
Because I’m too much of a baller to type #
I can go out not wearing pants, shave my head or drink a bottle of whiskey before work and know it won’t end up on TMZ.
I  what I wish had been out there for me when I was a teen. #
Because I haven’t found anything that makes me happier than the instant that I finish  a story
@abimendes: I do it because i love it. Because it helps me escape. And because it’s the only thing i can do that comes naturally.
Because if I didn’t, I truly believe I would go insane. #
@NathanBransford: Everyone who s does so because they want to nudge the world in a different direction.
@HugoHouse: Stories and poems connect use to each other. The right words placed the right way on the page create a kind of magic in the mind.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@johannalindback: because I love it, and I’d go insane if I didn’t. It’s that simple. #
To use commas, semicolons, and colons correctly and to become as well written as the books I read  #gay #nerd
It is mandatory in school and because texting is better than talking on the phone #
To escape to worlds better than this one (and worse). I’m no good at taking pictures, but I have 1000 words handy.
@weALLcolored: I  to tell lies that eventually tell truths I have been trying to hide. #
@GalleyCat: Today is "National Day on ." Share your story at the # hashtag: http://t.co/MgUHKmm1
# I’m hoping someday @keithr34 will put me in a @crimefactory anthology. Then I can die fat and happy. Course I could die fat now.
Because I can escape into any world I want to, whether a parallel universe or two hours down the road at the beach.
-ing my mom @LizaNelson1 "Looking up & realizing 3 hours have passed while I have been lost in the world Im  into life # "
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@eggy365: Because Life is just a billion stories craving to be told.
@neilhimself I  because I have all this sea of pretty cool ideas, feeling the need to materialize to the world!
@NatalieGarside Happy Nationa  Day to a great  I know :)
I  because it helps me remember things #
Why does The College of Saint Rose ? http://t.co/gCrIAzfh #
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
family expects nothing more of me than marriage, kids, and domestic mediocrity. My soul holds so much more than that #am
I wouldn’t know what else to do with all of these words clawing to get out
I  because going left would be weird #
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
As a child, I read poems & stories that made me feel less alone in the world. I  to hopefully do the same for someone else.
Because stringing together 26 letters thousands of times to create a world is the most beautiful thing in the universe.
@CarlyeKnight: I want a paying job where I don’t have to wear pants. #
My 6th grade teacher told me I was a poet. I believed her. #WhyI
and learning go hand-in-hand . Why do you , #edchat? Use hashtag !
@mrssilveri @TEPTigers I  to express myself. This is #
I  because it allows me to express what i want with no boundaries or limitations
To express my emotions #
# Because it makes me happy and sad and angry all at once and I shouldn’t have to justify anything to anyone.
@OfficiallyAlly: Because when I was a teenager I read THE OUTSIDERS by @se4realhinton and thought "so that’s what girls from Oklahoma do!"
Because I have stories to tell. #
Because Rod is a boss and he likes  #
I  because I am passionate about teaching and learning and I want to share this with others.
For honor and vengeance. For pleasure, and immortality. For others and for myself. Because I can. Because I cannot stop. #
@klrecris: In honor of today, Nat’l Day on ,  fr Joan Didion:  http://t.co/26jgC4pV   / and  George Orwell: http://t.co/x3IBXhhP
My grandmother let me use her manual typer when I was 5 or 6 years old. I’ve been  ever since. I just can’t stop. #
# well it’s simple because I can express better in a song or poem.
Me too. Only less funny and more angry, me. Sorry.  @NMamatas: Mostly to make fun of the books and stories you grew up loving.
I came to it by accident, but it just makes me feel great! I like that I’m contributing something to society. Insert laugh here.
@thesaturdayboy: Is "So I don’t end up being a fuckin’ waffle waitress" a good enough reason?
@project: …because I’ve been given another glorious day of life!
# is my license to lie and my reason to dream.
@arjunbasu I  because I have no choice. Also because I’m a loud mouthed schnook. #
I like to get my feelings out.  is something I do to do just that #
It’s the National Day on ! Tell us  + include the @Litquake handle and we’ll  our favorite tweets!
# – http://t.co/wq9SMthm
I  to express my swag #
I  for fun and to relaxe #
# Fuck you, that’s why.
Because people read. #
@jenniferweiner: Because I love it. Because I don’t have a choice. Because it makes my readers happy. And because it pisses off the literati.
# Because, goddammit.
Because if I don’t, my brain would eat my body leaving nothing left but meat.
Because if I said what I think I’d be arrested #
I have been  since I could hold a pencil. #
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@janetgoldstein: To celebrate National Day on  today, tweet why you  and include the hashtag  #bbnyc
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
@johannalindback: följ # nu, spännande!
@project @NYTimesLearning We are absolutely THRILLED to be a part of this! Gosh it’s powerful, this  thing…
So people can know more about me.  No one else can speak the words on your lips. ~ "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield
To re-experience re-imagine and resolve
Because it allows me to escape the reality of my life and live in a world I want to live in.
# I thought it would silence the voices in my head. Turns out, they just talk louder.
Hey, @figmentfiction: My AP Lit seniors are telling you why they !  @NYTimesLearning http://t.co/uDd2dT5V
Use a testimonal on  & compose a found poem to celebrate the National Day on : http://t.co/2zxnMmoP
To help people understand a little bit more about the world around them.
@gothamrs: Expert  Tips + Why 3 Acts Will Kill Your  + National Day on   http://t.co/p2FNvpzR #am #tip
@KillaKelsz92: my pen & paper always keep my secrets, they`re always there when i need to vent, theydont talk over me & they never judge me #WhyiWrite <3
I  to tell lies that eventually tell truths I have been trying to hide. #
@elsewisemedia: Because words manifest our thoughts, as drops of fog & dew make hidden spiderwebs visible: not entirely, but enough.  #forestpark
Because it’s the only place where I can be exactly what I wanted to be as a child–a superhero. @project #
because there’s nothing like creating a situation, a life, a world, or an experience.
is like learning guitar. You only do it to get ladies. #
Somebody has to.
is a part of who I am. I teach  b/c I want my students to feel empowered & in control of their own language(s).
@divamomrockstar:  @BookBaby: To celebrate National Day on  today, tweet why you  and include the hashtag  #bbnyc
Because Life is just a billion stories craving to be told.
@Gaetanp: Why I Write? (Hint: It’s Not Because It’s Easy)  http://t.co/OVw49Pg2  #nationaldayof #nwp
@HugoHouse  – I  to connect with people in a meaningful way. And sometimes because if I don’t , I don’t sleep.
@marthawells1:  Because books saved my life when I was a kid, and it would be awesome to do that for someone else, even if I never know them.
I do it because i love it. Because it helps me escape. And because it’s the only thing i can do that comes naturally.
# –  allows me to express myself honestly and authentically without worrying about the reaction.
Aww <3  @ElysabethW: Because @jordandrew told me to. #  #allherfault
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
because my dreams need voice.
because I’m trying my damnedest to be an artist
@project: Show me a great scientist, and I bet he or she is a great r. Just check out our  essays: http://t.co/rVHVN8un #STEM #nwp
I  to learn more about what I truly believe.  #needtomoreoften
@mrssilveri @TEPTigers the reason  # is to help better my language skills.
@snurri: Because it’s pretty much the only time I ever feel in control of anything. Also and relatedly, it’s cheaper than therapy. #
It’s National  Day! So why do you ? #
I  because no one listens when I speak #
I want a paying job where I don’t have to wear pants. #
because I love it, and I’d go insane if I didn’t. It’s that simple. #
It’s that or curb-side pharmaceuticals. There’s no 12-step for .
because we tell ourselves stories in order to live, Didion said. Because there are always more stories to tell, retell, live for.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@mrssilveri @TEPTigers # when you’re a very good r you get special praise. It shows a level of intellect when you can
@wscottcheney:  because I have spent five years of my life thinking about this thing. #dissertation #phdchat
@irabrooker: Wait, there are other options?
@DutchessAbroad: Not having living children to tell my stories and my family’s history to, is a reason
Because we have been trained to believe that words are meaningless unless expressed on paper. #
And now  :To tell the stories I want to read. To find out what happens. Cause I’m good at it.
Mostly to make fun of the books and stories you grew up loving.
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
Because it gives me an excuse to talk about my imaginary friends as if they’re real. #
because there’s no better feeling in the world
@ProjectAdvance: Today is the National Day on . Tell us, why do you ? # http://t.co/5YfL9nyF
I get crazy if I don’t .
Words get lonely when not put in long rows.
Because @sarahdessen ‘s book Just Listen still makes me want to make the world do just that
i  because its fun and you can  anything you want. #
Because I read, and want to contribute to the adventures, friends, realities, thoughts, opinions, questions that reading creates.
Because it helps me with my emotions and takes me to another world
Because words have the power to take me to other worlds where I can be anything I want to be and see anything I want to see.
I  because I believe sharing stories, information, & knowledge, knits communities together & makes a better world. #
nonstop rush of emotions & visions fr grim & tragic to joyful & generous. Also #nyc (which is def not "over")
@Michelle_Gagnon:  Because digging ditches isn’t easy.
Words are in the air, all you need to do is grab them and pin them down
@chaptersindigo: Are you a r? Tell us why!  @IndigoTeenlog: get ready for NaNoWriMo by celebrating #nationalday. Start by answering !
Because I cannot keep all my ideas in my head #
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
And it’s the only thing I can do at four in the morning without waking up my roommates. #
I love this idea. Jump on, VCU! Add your reasons to the mix. http://t.co/9NShnw7s ##
Because I need more exercise #
@jesswynne:  Sanity. To build windows and bridges into possibility & give back the kinds of stories & worlds & wonder that saved kid-me. #fb
Because I can put together words that have never shared a line or make up new ones "just because I can." #
Expert  Tips + Why 3 Acts Will Kill Your  + National Day on   http://t.co/p2FNvpzR #am #tip
because it’s safer than throwing a plate at my husband’s head  @AdamsLisa: Because it’s cheaper than the psychiatrist’s couch #
@project It is the love for  my mom instilled in me. I wanted to be an author like Jo March from Little Women.
Because I never grew up and stopped pretending.  #
TO get all the stories out of my head #
Because sometimes I need an escape, or sometimes I just need to get it all out and paper/Word docs always listen. #
@marthawells1:  Because books saved my life when I was a kid, and it would be awesome to do that for someone else, even if I never know them.
@peterseibel: Because it’s the best way to think clearly about just about anything.
because it offers some form of escape. because i can create a high school world i would have wanted to go to
@edutopia: We  to inspire change and challenge thinking. # #unccwp#nwp
#  is a never-ending, deeply satisfying quest for perfection. The ultimate puzzle. Solve it, achieve universal communication
@jorgeliloy: so i don’t go insane
@terryheick: @andycinek I  to understand.
@aosborn08: Because it’s like breathing. Because it’s gotten me through the good and bad in life. Because sometimes, it’s all I have.
@lheron: Happy National  Day. The hashtag  is worth checking out. Background: http://t.co/FTxQLlLO
cuz I have to #
National  Day, eh? Cool beans. : Because I can’t keep my dorkiness to myself without exploding.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
Because stories, no matter how terrible or how amazing they are, deserve to be shared; and they clutter up my brain otherwise.
Today is the National Day of !  Celebrate with some prose.
@HugoHouse: Today is the National Day On ! Share what compels you to  (stories, songs, poems, essays & more) with the tag !
Looking up and realizing three hours have passed while I have been lost in the world I’m  into life #
I  for her so her love would be mine #
organizes my brain.
@andycinek: I  to contribute a small piece of history
Because it’s cheaper than the psychiatrist’s couch #
I  because I need to put down what’s goin gon in my head. Sometimes, it can get pretty overwhelming up there. The Crazy Lady #
Because I have a crazy imagination that actually makes sense when I put it on the page.
@johnmoe: I really love people but I would rather not speak to them directly.
Because I can’t imagine doing anything else for a living
And also because I love it
Because  fantasies seems more like a plan when it’s in print. #
I love to see the smiles on my girls’ faces when they hear a story/poem written about them.
@andycinek I  to document my thinking.
@etbs: @826Seattle @project Because doing it more often is the only way to get better at it.
@bbcrsroom because it’s the bridge between nothing and something #
Because  lasts forever, unlike love…which is a bunch of bull #
@bbcrsroom The world feels bigger when I do.  Endless possibilities… #
Because digging ditches isn’t easy.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@agreer: My head is haunted, and I  to recreate the thing in my head, in hopes it will leave me and be beautiful
We used to have oral traditions of learning through storytelling –  – i like to explore other worlds /cultures/ideas
To express my thoughts, wants, dreams, & fears. #
I  because it’s the only normal thing to do. # Big Swag
I  because it’s the only normal thing to do. # Big Swag
Why do u ?  @EdenBradley @DeeJAdams @CharleneSands @katemckinley @BrennaAubrey @BethYarnall @miriad @charitygirlblog
@AdviceToWriters Are you following the National Day of ? Check the hashtag:
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
Love this  blog post by #NWP’s @Gaetanp in @edutopia http://t.co/4Z27YGb7 … "It’s not because it’s easy."
@gothamrs: Today is the National Day on  – how are you celebrating? http://t.co/aBWAZHUN #am
I need not only to be imaginative in my brain but on a blank sheet of paper  (Rolanda)
följ # nu, spännande!
Because I can’t stop. Because I love it. Also, it saved my life.
Because I want someone to feel about my work the way I feel about theres  #theprincessbride
@sarahdessen: Because it is the only thing I do half-decently. Other than make deviled eggs. Also, it saved my life in high school. #
@mrssilveri @TEPTigers I  to inspire others to follow their dreams. This is #
@andycinek I  to understand.
Today is National  Day. Why do you ? Check out  #avlent
@Andy_Richter: Words be gooder than numbers!
I  because it’s the only way to express things in words. AP(aka Orea) #
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@RanaeArnold: Makes me laugh! Gotta read A Battle With A Roach Of Biblical Proportions… Please Enjoy. http://t.co/8UXf8SaU #rs
@girlsnow: "I want people to just escape what they feel for themselves and feel it for my characters." – Mennen, current GWN mentee
Because it’s like breathing. Because it’s gotten me through the good and bad in life. Because sometimes, it’s all I have.
Last round of # tweets from my classes coming up…
To commiserate losing my wallet in France! http://t.co/7QUPeUmd  @eventjp: Woot! It’s National  Day – Why do you ? #
When I’m editing, its like finding an author who shares my tastes & fascinations to an unearthly degree #
@Alex_Finn: To create life, even if it’s in the land of make believe.
It’s true, Crupi wardrobe is unfathomable.  @griffitherin: @crupicrupicrupi @slarkpope the unfathomable britches!
Today is the National Day on . So why do you  # http://t.co/wUYSky7o
also  – because I believe good  will save the world from reality TV.
because my teacher told me to and I don’t want an F. (Desmond)
Because an avid reader looking for a good story that touches them will see beyond both my and the main character’s race.
@Kim_Harrington: Because killing fictional people is a better career choice than killing real people.
This is great.  @lheron: Happy National  Day. The hashtag  is worth checking out. Background: http://t.co/9HqEjsNb
Because Its the only way i can get out my feelings ,
@edutopia: [Student Quote]  @MsMercurio: Dreanna, 7th: "I  because my feeling are too powerful to take place in your mind."
@sarazarr: Because I got really tired of being an administrative assistant. # (I’m only partially joking.)
@sarahbethdurst:  Because books are magic. And I want magic in my life.
Why do you ? Today is the national day on !  http://t.co/TAt6TUA3 via @project
Because if I don’t get all these ideas out of my head I fear what will happen. :) #
@slarkpope: @crupicrupicrupi @griffitherin the pitches! keep em coming publicists! send them to me at anthony.crupi@adweek.com
Because I’ve got no Plan B
@unbridledbooks:  @thadnodine: I  because it keeps me going. Inventing characters gives voice to my inner conflicts and hopes. #
@imquitegood: Because creativity is life and I love sharing stories #
to vent my feelings and because i like it better then everything else.
It’s the only way I could get the voices in my head to shut up
I  to contribute a small piece of history
Because my childhood readings had such a profound impact on my life and I want to do the same.
Because if I don’t, all the extra words start spilling out of my mouth and that NEVER turns out well. #
To express myself, and to see what others think MG #
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
I  to share my thoughts, feelings and ideas with myself and others.
Not having living children to tell my stories and my family’s history to, is a reason
@lheron: Happy National  Day. The hashtag  is worth checking out. Background: http://t.co/FTxQLlLO
@826National: Today is @project’s National Day on ! Use  to tell us what inspires YOU.
It’s safer than heroin and cheaper than crack.
I tweet because i , that’s
I  to help me release all the thoughts that float in my head in a massive tidal wave of nerdiness, reflection, love, & life
Wait, there are other options?
@peterstraubnyc: Because it’s never boring, and because you never know where you’ll wind up. And because I can stay at home. .
@sarahdessen: Because it is the only thing I do half-decently. Other than make deviled eggs. Also, it saved my life in high school. #
I  to get all my ideas out of my head. DM #
@mpnye: Because I don’t want to do anything else. #
@jheil: Best way possible to practice sado-masochism with no risk of anyone getting (physically) hurt.
@clovell93: To express myself, ’tis  @CollegeofStRose
@neilhimself: Also it’s really fun. #
Because so far I can’t live a gypsy life, charm a man I’ve never met, tame a dragon, or get away with crazy…but I can pretend.
Because creativity is life and I love sharing stories #
@peterstraubnyc: Because it’s never boring, and because you never know where you’ll wind up. And because I can stay at home. .
"I want people to just escape what they feel for themselves and feel it for my characters." – Mennen, current GWN mentee
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
I  because @ashleyhhurley tells me to #
Also — words are beautiful, so many combinations!
Because Ms Hennessey tells me to #
So I can create worlds no one else has seen and allow them a few precious hours to escape their own reality.
"I ; therefore, I am." ~Mary B., 5th Grade Teacher
Because it hurts more not to
because I have spent five years of my life thinking about this thing. #dissertation #phdchat
Because its the only way I can feel a sense of dark, deep and dreamy freedom #
@FrostyKzink @eccentricorbits –  is the only thing that makes complete sense to me. Everything else is abstract.
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
@elanaleoni: "We are all important. And our stories are all important." http://t.co/XGaKY8zF (via @irasocol) #
is because it makes me a better person. The people who love me notice the difference.
@bbcrsroom Because otherwise I have weird dreams! #
Blog post about #, and why I : http://t.co/GTBCm0Yx
because if i don’t, ill get mauled by #mittens
I  becaue I can create sword swinging heroes or devious villians  (Spenser)
I  because, after I’d stopped for year’s, I was inspired by someone I admire.
it gives me an escape of this life, into another far more exciting one.
@jacob_m_brown: that whole picture being worth 1k words thing, who cares—1k words isnt very much.  #
So I can think and process before i react
I’d go mad if I didn’t. #
Because words manifest our thoughts, as drops of fog & dew make hidden spiderwebs visible: not entirely, but enough.  #forestpark
I  because I could not breathe if I didn’t…#
# is a #CreativeActofHealing after a baby dies |
If I keep all my creativity bottled up I won’t know what to do with myself.
Because  makes me happy, and I would be able to get to share stories. #
To express my place is the world around me, confirm my existence
because if I don’t, I feel incomplete.  It would be like telling a marathon runner not to run.  #
# : Because I love creating characters & worlds & making everyone dance to my tune, however macabre it may sometimes be!
@TeamDamnation: Beats doing a bunch of other stuff.
@lheron: Happy National  Day. The hashtag  is worth checking out. Background: http://t.co/FTxQLlLO
Today is the National Day on . Tell us, why do you ? # http://t.co/eWqJ3751
because if I don’t, I feel incomplete.  It would be like telling a marathon runner not to run.  #
# : Because I love creating characters & worlds & making everyone dance to my tune, however macabre it may sometimes be!
@TeamDamnation: Beats doing a bunch of other stuff.
@lheron: Happy National  Day. The hashtag  is worth checking out. Background: http://t.co/FTxQLlLO
Today is the National Day on . Tell us, why do you ? # http://t.co/eWqJ3751
It reminds me I’m alive.
Because I’m terrible at remembering things and even worse at scrapbooking.
I feel whole when I am .  @hugohouse: Today is the National Day On ! Share what compels you to  w/ tag !
Shouldn’t rs technically get the day off on National  Day? It’s . http://t.co/NccxTF3y
"Because I’m good at it." – Flannery O’Connor #
Because I get depressed if I don’t #
It turns dusty memories — like the smell of Ponderosa pines —  into something useful and occasionally beautiful. #
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
My ideas are like sourdough starter: I take some out regularly to make bread or the entire mass’ll bubble over & stink up my life #
Because it lets me be who I am, or always wanted to be. #
@joelmorgan23: @bbcrsroom Because unfortunately these stories won’t  themselves … #
Funny…that is why I read.  @allison_pang Because I need to find out what happens next. #
@hennif: Anbefaler alle skrivelærere Ã¥ sjekke hashtaggen  som @project  har organisert. Mange gode grunner til Ã¥ lære Ã¥ skrive!
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
Because I don’t want to do anything else. #
I  to communicate with friends and family.   #
Making #art is a #CreativeActofHealing #healingarts
(Be sure to tag us when you use  so we can retweet our dear followers!)
This is my favourite ever  quote. It’s from Michael Chabon’s book ‘Maps & Legends’. http://t.co/5yCLniq9 #am #amreading
@SchoolBook: Tell us: . A project by @nytimeslearning. Oct. 20 is National Day on . We want to know why YOU !
because I love to tell stories. I get inspired listening to people and putting what they tell me into a structured narrative
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To flee and confront
To articulate chaos
To isolate myself in crowds
To unteach Truth
To do donts
To humbly brag
@bbcrsroom
I  because it’s a way to express your feelings and it’s a way to have fun! -Emily
I  to stay in touch with people.
@826Seattle @project Because doing it more often is the only way to get better at it.
I  to start conversations.
Words create and change the world we live in. I want to be a strange part of that. #am
Because  is where I’m most generous & humane. Where I simultaneously connect & disappear, am alone yet belong.
because I love the process of creating a story others may enjoy. Plus, the voices in my head stop only after the words "The End" #
@sarahdessen: Because it is the only thing I do half-decently. Other than make deviled eggs. Also, it saved my life in high school. #
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
is because it explodes into pictures in your mind and mine (David)
+1"@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming. "
I  because it’s a great way to communicate with others on Twitter and Edmodo! -Natalia
I  so I have something to draw that means something to me #
I don’t really have a choice–it’s an urge that must be satisfied.   #fb
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@crupicrupicrupi @slarkpope the unfathomable britches!
To create life, even if it’s in the land of make believe.
@irkdesu: # The stories are always in my head. Sharing them gives the same relief as telling a long-kept secret.
because i want to tell the world my story.
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
#Organic #gardening is better for the world, better for us, our #children that’s
Happy National  Day!! I  because someone needs to bear witness to what I’ve seen | http://t.co/dTKU3nj3 #Whyi
@sarahdessen: Because it is the only thing I do half-decently. Other than make deviled eggs. Also, it saved my life in high school. #
because it makes me feel good  (Nick)
Because every person has a story and if we knew each other’s stories I believe the world would be a more compassionate place.
Because I can’t not . I’d even do it for free. (Don’t tell my publishers.)
I must admit, I’ve lately lost sight of
@Slate: Enjoying the  hashtag in honor of National  Day.  @Andy_Richter: Words be gooder than numbers!
Because it’s due tomorrow.
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
# Because words get stuck in my head and won’t go away.
@hugohouse: Today is the National Day On ! Share what compels u to  (stories, songs, poems, essays & more) w/tag !
Because I’m better than reality.
#
I  because it let’s out unspoken feelings
@AhgooReview, Why do you ? #
@JoeFinder: Because I will never wield this much power in a non-imaginary world.
Can’t sing.  Can’t dance.  Don’t play any instruments. Don’t draw well.  Hell, I don’t even know if I  well.
#Mourners educate others about #grief
I  to communicate with friends and family. #
# I  because I’m angry and my thoughts are jumbled together and my life is really crazy and my family is so far away.
@lheron: Happy National  Day. The hashtag  is worth checking out. Background: http://t.co/FTxQLlLO
I like  because I like to e-mail people on @edmodo because I can talk to my friends :) -Tyrese
Also it provides an outlet for my narcissistic megalomania
@OfficiallyAlly: Because when I was a teenager I read THE OUTSIDERS by @se4realhinton and thought "so that’s what girls from Oklahoma do!"
@edutopia: Happy National Day on . Pls follow/join in in the # tweets all day today.
@gayleforman: Because I can still pick the kids up after school. Because I have to pick the kids up after school and need some escapism.
i  for fun and to expresss my feelings and memories
-Delaney Woodfine- Fairfield Woods Middle School (Connecticut)
@bbcrsroom # Because I can lose myself in the kinda world I wanna live in!
@sarazarr: Because I got really tired of being an administrative assistant. # (I’m only partially joking.)
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
Because some things just need to told #
Because nothing is like watching a world unfold at your fingertips, and seeing the inhabitants look back at you
because I enjoy  every single day! Poetry, mysteries, and scary stories! -Mya
@Wickedangel1776: Because it’s what all the awesome people do
@jenniferweiner: Because I love it. Because I don’t have a choice. Because it makes my readers happy. And because it pisses off the literati.
I  to get my anger out and put good ideas in my head  (Micah)
And it gives me a chance to use all those baby names still left on my old lists! #
To tell the stories I want to read. #
"@leianajade:  – because I have all of these ideas in my head. I can’t not ." @826michigan
@KHassell1974: I have no choice… and I can say things more eloquently through my typing fingers than my mouth #
# The stories are always in my head. Sharing them gives the same relief as telling a long-kept secret.
@JoeFinder: Because I will never wield this much power in a non-imaginary world.
Don’t want to imagine a world without high quality "Bones"  fan fiction.
@SiouxDoughNym unless you have uncooperative characters who blather… not that I know about that ;)
Hey @kathygriffin, you’re funny. Is that b/c you’re a great r? Tell us why you  for the National Day on .
Because it is the only thing I do half-decently. Other than make deviled eggs. Also, it saved my life in high school. #
@katiekleinbooks: Because I like drama and angst, but not when it happens to me.
Helped making change happen in #protocol for #breech #deliveries in the #Netherlands  #li
@ElizEulberg: Because I need to do something with all these voices in my head.
# Because I find it to be the purest form of discussion there is. :)
@edutopia: We  to inspire change and challenge thinking. #
@Icepacklady: My 6th grade teacher told me I was a poet. I believed her. #WhyI
@MrR_chsn: Because I cannot keep all my ideas in my head #
@aswinn: Bc I love made-up realities & if I were an actress, I could be photographed unshowered, w/no make-up, in my sweats in US Weekly. #
reaches, inspires, nourishes that little bit of your soul that nothing else can. Why do you think God gave us his WORD?
@sarahdessen: Because it is the only thing I do half-decently. Other than make deviled eggs. Also, it saved my life in high school. #
# Because it gets me up each morning.
@jenniferweiner: Because I love it. Because I don’t have a choice. Because it makes my readers happy. And because it pisses off the literati.
@jenniferweiner: Because I love it. Because I don’t have a choice. Because it makes my readers happy. And because it pisses off the literati.
# : To ease boredom & aggression & express my creativity through words.
# Because as Ursula LeGuin said, "The artist deals with what cannot be said in words. The artist whose medium is fiction >>
To get a ideas down. #WhyI
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
: I can’t really draw or make stuff, and I dropped the alto sax 20 years ago.  is my creative outlet.
If you’re in need of some motivation, check out National  Day’s  to see some great reasons to keep .
@joe_bower: I  because I am passionate about teaching and learning and I want to share this with others.
I am in love with words.
To celebrate National Day on  and tweet why you  and include the hashtag  AND #mindsmatternyc
I  to remember and forget why I hate and why I love with a burning passion that dwells in my soul. #
@annleary: Too old to pole dance
@LinaSouid: # Self discovery! For myself and others.
# To avert creative implosion.  Its like a pressure valve on the idea factory.
# because it takes less effort than serial killing
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
Because something inside me insists I do. Because it’s how I express the mess within my soul and the magic I see beyond my eyes. #
Because it makes the voices in my head happy to be the voices on the page #
I  to let my soul utter what my mouth cannot.
@steampunkcom: I  because there are stories I want to read that haven’t been written yet.
Because nothing can compare to the joy of finding that perfect word, the ideal phrase, the loveliest simile
to communicate the feelings below the sentences, to share stories, to find out what i think, to create, to live, and to let go.
@SunnyinSyracuse  # Self discovery! For myself and others.
Loving the  hashtag – so interesting reading why others  and relating to them
@quiannaleeanna: I  because otherwise, the words would eat my innards, leaving me as a heap of words unheard. #
# To ask, and sometimes answer, questions
Because it’s the only thing I’m semi-average at.
The children thank you  @TotallyLaime Because  allows me to spend a huge percentage of my time daydreaming without guilt #
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
Because that’s where I am not bound by the laws of reason, reality, or physics, and this somehow makes me feel more alive.
#
# http://t.co/Fb7AvBJp #psucomp18
@jasonpinter: I can go out not wearing pants, shave my head or drink a bottle of whiskey before work and know it won’t end up on TMZ.
@Lupaket:  family expects nothing more of me than marriage, kids, and domestic mediocrity. My soul holds so much more than that #am
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
@neilhimself: Simply tweet a reason why you love to  and add the hashtag  on October 20th. (I will.)
Making #blackgold from #kitchenwaste is
Because my parents read to me as a child and made me want to tell great stories too. http://t.co/d6diyW64
We’re happy to see the hashtag  flooding Twitter the same day of Alan Shapiro’s "Why Write" lecture,… http://t.co/0w7gsRMc
In case I am the only one who thought of it. And because I’m arrogant enough believe it is possible. #
@826michigan: Executive Director Amanda: "I  to understand this confusing world a little better." #
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
@SunnyinSyracuse some days I think it’s because I’m a masochist #
Words are a part of us. Each person adds a little bit of themselves when they read, and together you have the human experience.
@benshpigel: Want to know #? To make people think, laugh, cry, snort, nod, roll their eyes and shake their heads. To make them care.
I  because otherwise, the words would eat my innards, leaving me as a heap of words unheard. #
# Because I love the characters
@noir_baby: Happy Nat’l  Day! "We do not  because we want to; we
because we have to." –W. Somerset Maugham #quote
@bbcrsroom To make the voices in my head go away. # #justkidding #sortof
I  to feel that I am part of something more than myself, to give back, and to become immortal.  Why do you ? #
@swimforrestswim: Because when I see people I wonder who they are, who they love, what they want, and then I make up stories in my head.
@TheKatDaughtry: Because  fantasies seems more like a plan when it’s in print. #
I love, love, love reading all the  answers today.
To express how I’m feeling #
@826national: Today is @project’s National Day on ! Use  to tell us what inspires YOU.
@mrssilveri @TEPTigers # to encourage others to be positive leaders.
There are times when you have to let the kids and animals out to play. Or kill stuff. Or dance. Maybe all three. That’s #
Because I believe those characters in my head deserve to be let out. #
I  because it never goes out of style # <3
@sarazarr: Because I got really tired of being an administrative assistant. # (I’m only partially joking.)
Because I will forget everything I need to do if I don’t #
@BriannaKratz: Because I can put together words that have never shared a line or make up new ones "just because I can." #
Showing people how to #Compost kitchen scraps is  http://t.co/N8kpUHhQ
I  because paper always listens #
Because sometimes the only stories I want to read are the ones I tell.
@elanaleoni: I  because it’s the only thing that at the same time challenges & inspires me. #
To vent, to explore, to relearn. # @neilhimself
@Yiliae: Because words have the power to take me to other worlds where I can be anything I want to be and see anything I want to see.
@keithr34:  because there’s no better feeling in the world
@lheron: Happy National  Day. The hashtag  is worth checking out. Background: http://t.co/FTxQLlLO
@ProjectAdvance: Today is the National Day on . Tell us, why do you ? # http://t.co/eWqJ3751
@kristinpotpie: I feel whole when I am .  @hugohouse: Today is the National Day On ! Share what compels you to  w/ tag !
@Andy_Richter: Words be gooder than numbers!
I  so I can breathe.
@Lizzzola: I  because I love. #
@ericsmith909:   @pb_anstett @aaw_bre http://t.co/jaxCtkvY
@KalebNation Because  as a profession is an acceptable form of schizophrenia. #
" is the hardest thing in the world to do. But  is the only thing that has ever made me happy."- Harper Lee #
@ScribeQuotes: Because stringing together 26 letters thousands of times to create a world is the most beautiful thing in the universe.
Because stories need to be shared. #
because it’s fun #
because I can  the words that I can’t get myself to say
I  because words last forever.  #
To communicate, sympathize, encourage, reflect, enjoy and so much more is
@NMamatas: Mostly to make fun of the books and stories you grew up loving.
@FutureNurse100: Because it helps me with my emotions and takes me to another world
@AdamLavis: @bbcrsroom because it’s the bridge between nothing and something #
Frustrations and confusions need some way of coming out #
@strosechronicle: Why does The College of Saint Rose ? http://t.co/gCrIAzfh #
so I can get those voices out if my head. ;)
I  for @bandback2gether so that others will know that they are not alone, like I thought I was. #
I  because I love. #
# : Because I must. http://t.co/7VpErTVr
so I can get those voices out if my head. ;)
I  for @bandback2gether so that others will know that they are not alone, like I thought I was. #
I  because I love. #
# : Because I must. http://t.co/7VpErTVr
Also I gotta use all these big words somewhere.
Because it makes me part of the most interesting community on earth, the community of rs, as evidenced by @Litquake.
Because I love it. Because I have learned to follow my heart. Because words are magical.  #
@abscondment  @Andy_Richter: Words be gooder than numbers!
Because I have to #
because  can make a difference in the conditions of societies, institutions, and communities # #fb
Happy Nat’l  Day! "We do not  because we want to; we
because we have to." –W. Somerset Maugham #quote
@DutchessAbroad: Words are in the air, all you need to do is grab them and pin them down
I  to inspire other people.#
@skap5: Woohoo! Today is National Day on . I love to . I  to be accountable for what I think.
@bbcrsroom I spend time with a group of my choosing, I’ve seen Space & Dragons, triumph & heartbreak. It’s a good escape. #
@slarkpope if you pronounce it "nish" then you’re referring to a knish. Which, btw, is . unfathomable knishes.
Because putting things on paper can sometimes be easier than saying then out loud #
Because I want to be heard and it’s easier than shouting.
Because when I see people I wonder who they are, who they love, what they want, and then I make up stories in my head.
Because there’s just too much swirling around in my brain to make sense of it without  it down.
#
To trap my thoughts on the page before they’re lost to the ether.
I  to put a smile on my face&others. #
Because its my favorite outlet.
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
Because I enjoy doing it
[Student Quote]  @MsMercurio: Dreanna, 7th: "I  because my feeling are too powerful to take place in your mind."
Because the voices in my head won’t shut up until I do..
Because I have seen my words change the minds, hearts, and worlds of other people in a positive way.
I also  because it makes me feel good!!!
I  to explore "what might have been" or "What could be". #
@raincoyote: Because I never grew up and stopped pretending.  #
Because I’m too much of a baller to type #
I can go out not wearing pants, shave my head or drink a bottle of whiskey before work and know it won’t end up on TMZ.
I  what I wish had been out there for me when I was a teen. #
Because I haven’t found anything that makes me happier than the instant that I finish  a story
@abimendes: I do it because i love it. Because it helps me escape. And because it’s the only thing i can do that comes naturally.
Because if I didn’t, I truly believe I would go insane. #
@NathanBransford: Everyone who s does so because they want to nudge the world in a different direction.
@HugoHouse: Stories and poems connect use to each other. The right words placed the right way on the page create a kind of magic in the mind.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@johannalindback: because I love it, and I’d go insane if I didn’t. It’s that simple. #
To use commas, semicolons, and colons correctly and to become as well written as the books I read  #gay #nerd
It is mandatory in school and because texting is better than talking on the phone #
To escape to worlds better than this one (and worse). I’m no good at taking pictures, but I have 1000 words handy.
@weALLcolored: I  to tell lies that eventually tell truths I have been trying to hide. #
@GalleyCat: Today is "National Day on ." Share your story at the # hashtag: http://t.co/MgUHKmm1
# I’m hoping someday @keithr34 will put me in a @crimefactory anthology. Then I can die fat and happy. Course I could die fat now.
Because I can escape into any world I want to, whether a parallel universe or two hours down the road at the beach.
-ing my mom @LizaNelson1 "Looking up & realizing 3 hours have passed while I have been lost in the world Im  into life # "
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@eggy365: Because Life is just a billion stories craving to be told.
@neilhimself I  because I have all this sea of pretty cool ideas, feeling the need to materialize to the world!
@NatalieGarside Happy Nationa  Day to a great  I know :)
I  because it helps me remember things #
Why does The College of Saint Rose ? http://t.co/gCrIAzfh #
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
family expects nothing more of me than marriage, kids, and domestic mediocrity. My soul holds so much more than that #am
I wouldn’t know what else to do with all of these words clawing to get out
I  because going left would be weird #
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
As a child, I read poems & stories that made me feel less alone in the world. I  to hopefully do the same for someone else.
Because stringing together 26 letters thousands of times to create a world is the most beautiful thing in the universe.
@CarlyeKnight: I want a paying job where I don’t have to wear pants. #
My 6th grade teacher told me I was a poet. I believed her. #WhyI
and learning go hand-in-hand . Why do you , #edchat? Use hashtag !
@mrssilveri @TEPTigers I  to express myself. This is #
I  because it allows me to express what i want with no boundaries or limitations
To express my emotions #
# Because it makes me happy and sad and angry all at once and I shouldn’t have to justify anything to anyone.
@OfficiallyAlly: Because when I was a teenager I read THE OUTSIDERS by @se4realhinton and thought "so that’s what girls from Oklahoma do!"
Because I have stories to tell. #
Because Rod is a boss and he likes  #
I  because I am passionate about teaching and learning and I want to share this with others.
For honor and vengeance. For pleasure, and immortality. For others and for myself. Because I can. Because I cannot stop. #
@klrecris: In honor of today, Nat’l Day on ,  fr Joan Didion:  http://t.co/26jgC4pV   / and  George Orwell: http://t.co/x3IBXhhP
My grandmother let me use her manual typer when I was 5 or 6 years old. I’ve been  ever since. I just can’t stop. #
# well it’s simple because I can express better in a song or poem.
Me too. Only less funny and more angry, me. Sorry.  @NMamatas: Mostly to make fun of the books and stories you grew up loving.
I came to it by accident, but it just makes me feel great! I like that I’m contributing something to society. Insert laugh here.
@thesaturdayboy: Is "So I don’t end up being a fuckin’ waffle waitress" a good enough reason?
@project: …because I’ve been given another glorious day of life!
# is my license to lie and my reason to dream.
@arjunbasu I  because I have no choice. Also because I’m a loud mouthed schnook. #
I like to get my feelings out.  is something I do to do just that #
It’s the National Day on ! Tell us  + include the @Litquake handle and we’ll  our favorite tweets!
# – http://t.co/wq9SMthm
I  to express my swag #
I  for fun and to relaxe #
# Fuck you, that’s why.
Because people read. #
@jenniferweiner: Because I love it. Because I don’t have a choice. Because it makes my readers happy. And because it pisses off the literati.
# Because, goddammit.
Because if I don’t, my brain would eat my body leaving nothing left but meat.
Because if I said what I think I’d be arrested #
I have been  since I could hold a pencil. #
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@janetgoldstein: To celebrate National Day on  today, tweet why you  and include the hashtag  #bbnyc
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@janetgoldstein: To celebrate National Day on  today, tweet why you  and include the hashtag  #bbnyc
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
@johannalindback: följ # nu, spännande!
@project @NYTimesLearning We are absolutely THRILLED to be a part of this! Gosh it’s powerful, this  thing…
So people can know more about me.  No one else can speak the words on your lips. ~ "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield
To re-experience re-imagine and resolve
Because it allows me to escape the reality of my life and live in a world I want to live in.
# I thought it would silence the voices in my head. Turns out, they just talk louder.
Hey, @figmentfiction: My AP Lit seniors are telling you why they !  @NYTimesLearning http://t.co/uDd2dT5V
Use a testimonal on  & compose a found poem to celebrate the National Day on : http://t.co/2zxnMmoP
To help people understand a little bit more about the world around them.
@gothamrs: Expert  Tips + Why 3 Acts Will Kill Your  + National Day on   http://t.co/p2FNvpzR #am #tip
@KillaKelsz92: my pen & paper always keep my secrets, they`re always there when i need to vent, theydont talk over me & they never judge me #WhyiWrite <3
I  to tell lies that eventually tell truths I have been trying to hide. #
@elsewisemedia: Because words manifest our thoughts, as drops of fog & dew make hidden spiderwebs visible: not entirely, but enough.  #forestpark
Because it’s the only place where I can be exactly what I wanted to be as a child–a superhero. @project #
because there’s nothing like creating a situation, a life, a world, or an experience.
is like learning guitar. You only do it to get ladies. #
Somebody has to.
is a part of who I am. I teach  b/c I want my students to feel empowered & in control of their own language(s).
@divamomrockstar:  @BookBaby: To celebrate National Day on  today, tweet why you  and include the hashtag  #bbnyc
Because Life is just a billion stories craving to be told.
@Gaetanp: Why I Write? (Hint: It’s Not Because It’s Easy)  http://t.co/OVw49Pg2  #nationaldayof #nwp
@HugoHouse  – I  to connect with people in a meaningful way. And sometimes because if I don’t , I don’t sleep.
@marthawells1:  Because books saved my life when I was a kid, and it would be awesome to do that for someone else, even if I never know them.
I do it because i love it. Because it helps me escape. And because it’s the only thing i can do that comes naturally.
# –  allows me to express myself honestly and authentically without worrying about the reaction.
Aww <3  @ElysabethW: Because @jordandrew told me to. #  #allherfault
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
because my dreams need voice.
because I’m trying my damnedest to be an artist
@project: Show me a great scientist, and I bet he or she is a great r. Just check out our  essays: http://t.co/rVHVN8un #STEM #nwp
I  to learn more about what I truly believe.  #needtomoreoften
@mrssilveri @TEPTigers the reason  # is to help better my language skills.
@snurri: Because it’s pretty much the only time I ever feel in control of anything. Also and relatedly, it’s cheaper than therapy. #
It’s National  Day! So why do you ? #
I  because no one listens when I speak #
I want a paying job where I don’t have to wear pants. #
because I love it, and I’d go insane if I didn’t. It’s that simple. #
It’s that or curb-side pharmaceuticals. There’s no 12-step for .
because we tell ourselves stories in order to live, Didion said. Because there are always more stories to tell, retell, live for.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@mrssilveri @TEPTigers # when you’re a very good r you get special praise. It shows a level of intellect when you can
@wscottcheney:  because I have spent five years of my life thinking about this thing. #dissertation #phdchat
@irabrooker: Wait, there are other options?
@DutchessAbroad: Not having living children to tell my stories and my family’s history to, is a reason
Because we have been trained to believe that words are meaningless unless expressed on paper. #
And now  :To tell the stories I want to read. To find out what happens. Cause I’m good at it.
Mostly to make fun of the books and stories you grew up loving.
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
Because it gives me an excuse to talk about my imaginary friends as if they’re real. #
because there’s no better feeling in the world
@ProjectAdvance: Today is the National Day on . Tell us, why do you ? # http://t.co/5YfL9nyF
I get crazy if I don’t .
Words get lonely when not put in long rows.
Because @sarahdessen ‘s book Just Listen still makes me want to make the world do just that
i  because its fun and you can  anything you want. #
Because I read, and want to contribute to the adventures, friends, realities, thoughts, opinions, questions that reading creates.
Because it helps me with my emotions and takes me to another world
Because words have the power to take me to other worlds where I can be anything I want to be and see anything I want to see.
I  because I believe sharing stories, information, & knowledge, knits communities together & makes a better world. #
nonstop rush of emotions & visions fr grim & tragic to joyful & generous. Also #nyc (which is def not "over")
@Michelle_Gagnon:  Because digging ditches isn’t easy.
Words are in the air, all you need to do is grab them and pin them down
@chaptersindigo: Are you a r? Tell us why!  @IndigoTeenlog: get ready for NaNoWriMo by celebrating #nationalday. Start by answering !
Because I cannot keep all my ideas in my head #
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
And it’s the only thing I can do at four in the morning without waking up my roommates. #
I love this idea. Jump on, VCU! Add your reasons to the mix. http://t.co/9NShnw7s ##
Because I need more exercise #
@jesswynne:  Sanity. To build windows and bridges into possibility & give back the kinds of stories & worlds & wonder that saved kid-me. #fb
Because I can put together words that have never shared a line or make up new ones "just because I can." #
Expert  Tips + Why 3 Acts Will Kill Your  + National Day on   http://t.co/p2FNvpzR #am #tip
because it’s safer than throwing a plate at my husband’s head  @AdamsLisa: Because it’s cheaper than the psychiatrist’s couch #
@project It is the love for  my mom instilled in me. I wanted to be an author like Jo March from Little Women.
Because I never grew up and stopped pretending.  #
TO get all the stories out of my head #
Because sometimes I need an escape, or sometimes I just need to get it all out and paper/Word docs always listen. #
@marthawells1:  Because books saved my life when I was a kid, and it would be awesome to do that for someone else, even if I never know them.
@peterseibel: Because it’s the best way to think clearly about just about anything.
because it offers some form of escape. because i can create a high school world i would have wanted to go to
@edutopia: We  to inspire change and challenge thinking. # #unccwp#nwp
#  is a never-ending, deeply satisfying quest for perfection. The ultimate puzzle. Solve it, achieve universal communication
@jorgeliloy: so i don’t go insane
@terryheick: @andycinek I  to understand.
@aosborn08: Because it’s like breathing. Because it’s gotten me through the good and bad in life. Because sometimes, it’s all I have.
@lheron: Happy National  Day. The hashtag  is worth checking out. Background: http://t.co/FTxQLlLO
cuz I have to #
National  Day, eh? Cool beans. : Because I can’t keep my dorkiness to myself without exploding.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
Because stories, no matter how terrible or how amazing they are, deserve to be shared; and they clutter up my brain otherwise.
Today is the National Day of !  Celebrate with some prose.
@HugoHouse: Today is the National Day On ! Share what compels you to  (stories, songs, poems, essays & more) with the tag !
Looking up and realizing three hours have passed while I have been lost in the world I’m  into life #
I  for her so her love would be mine #
organizes my brain.
@andycinek: I  to contribute a small piece of history
Because it’s cheaper than the psychiatrist’s couch #
I  because I need to put down what’s goin gon in my head. Sometimes, it can get pretty overwhelming up there. The Crazy Lady #
Because I have a crazy imagination that actually makes sense when I put it on the page.
@johnmoe: I really love people but I would rather not speak to them directly.
Because I can’t imagine doing anything else for a living
And also because I love it
Because  fantasies seems more like a plan when it’s in print. #
I love to see the smiles on my girls’ faces when they hear a story/poem written about them.
@andycinek I  to document my thinking.
@etbs: @826Seattle @project Because doing it more often is the only way to get better at it.
@bbcrsroom because it’s the bridge between nothing and something #
Because  lasts forever, unlike love…which is a bunch of bull #
@bbcrsroom The world feels bigger when I do.  Endless possibilities… #
Because digging ditches isn’t easy.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@agreer: My head is haunted, and I  to recreate the thing in my head, in hopes it will leave me and be beautiful
We used to have oral traditions of learning through storytelling –  – i like to explore other worlds /cultures/ideas
To express my thoughts, wants, dreams, & fears. #
I  because it’s the only normal thing to do. # Big Swag
Why do u ?  @EdenBradley @DeeJAdams @CharleneSands @katemckinley @BrennaAubrey @BethYarnall @miriad @charitygirlblog
@AdviceToWriters Are you following the National Day of ? Check the hashtag:
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
Love this  blog post by #NWP’s @Gaetanp in @edutopia http://t.co/4Z27YGb7 … "It’s not because it’s easy."
@gothamrs: Today is the National Day on  – how are you celebrating? http://t.co/aBWAZHUN #am
I need not only to be imaginative in my brain but on a blank sheet of paper  (Rolanda)
följ # nu, spännande!
Because I can’t stop. Because I love it. Also, it saved my life.
Because I want someone to feel about my work the way I feel about theres  #theprincessbride
@sarahdessen: Because it is the only thing I do half-decently. Other than make deviled eggs. Also, it saved my life in high school. #
@mrssilveri @TEPTigers I  to inspire others to follow their dreams. This is #
@andycinek I  to understand.
Today is National  Day. Why do you ? Check out  #avlent
@Andy_Richter: Words be gooder than numbers!
I  because it’s the only way to express things in words. AP(aka Orea) #
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@RanaeArnold: Makes me laugh! Gotta read A Battle With A Roach Of Biblical Proportions… Please Enjoy. http://t.co/8UXf8SaU #rs
@girlsnow: "I want people to just escape what they feel for themselves and feel it for my characters." – Mennen, current GWN mentee
Because it’s like breathing. Because it’s gotten me through the good and bad in life. Because sometimes, it’s all I have.
Last round of # tweets from my classes coming up…
To commiserate losing my wallet in France! http://t.co/7QUPeUmd  @eventjp: Woot! It’s National  Day – Why do you ? #
When I’m editing, its like finding an author who shares my tastes & fascinations to an unearthly degree #
@Alex_Finn: To create life, even if it’s in the land of make believe.
It’s true, Crupi wardrobe is unfathomable.  @griffitherin: @crupicrupicrupi @slarkpope the unfathomable britches!
Today is the National Day on . So why do you  # http://t.co/wUYSky7o
also  – because I believe good  will save the world from reality TV.
because my teacher told me to and I don’t want an F. (Desmond)
Because an avid reader looking for a good story that touches them will see beyond both my and the main character’s race.
@Kim_Harrington: Because killing fictional people is a better career choice than killing real people.
This is great.  @lheron: Happy National  Day. The hashtag  is worth checking out. Background: http://t.co/9HqEjsNb
Because Its the only way i can get out my feelings ,
@edutopia: [Student Quote]  @MsMercurio: Dreanna, 7th: "I  because my feeling are too powerful to take place in your mind."
@sarazarr: Because I got really tired of being an administrative assistant. # (I’m only partially joking.)
@sarahbethdurst:  Because books are magic. And I want magic in my life.
Why do you ? Today is the national day on !  http://t.co/TAt6TUA3 via @project
Because if I don’t get all these ideas out of my head I fear what will happen. :) #
@slarkpope: @crupicrupicrupi @griffitherin the pitches! keep em coming publicists! send them to me at anthony.crupi@adweek.com
Because I’ve got no Plan B
@unbridledbooks:  @thadnodine: I  because it keeps me going. Inventing characters gives voice to my inner conflicts and hopes. #
@imquitegood: Because creativity is life and I love sharing stories #
to vent my feelings and because i like it better then everything else.
It’s the only way I could get the voices in my head to shut up
I  to contribute a small piece of history
Because my childhood readings had such a profound impact on my life and I want to do the same.
Because if I don’t, all the extra words start spilling out of my mouth and that NEVER turns out well. #
To express myself, and to see what others think MG #
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
I  to share my thoughts, feelings and ideas with myself and others.
Not having living children to tell my stories and my family’s history to, is a reason
@lheron: Happy National  Day. The hashtag  is worth checking out. Background: http://t.co/FTxQLlLO
@826National: Today is @project’s National Day on ! Use  to tell us what inspires YOU.
It’s safer than heroin and cheaper than crack.
I tweet because i , that’s
I  to help me release all the thoughts that float in my head in a massive tidal wave of nerdiness, reflection, love, & life
Wait, there are other options?
@peterstraubnyc: Because it’s never boring, and because you never know where you’ll wind up. And because I can stay at home. .
@sarahdessen: Because it is the only thing I do half-decently. Other than make deviled eggs. Also, it saved my life in high school. #
I  to get all my ideas out of my head. DM #
@mpnye: Because I don’t want to do anything else. #
@jheil: Best way possible to practice sado-masochism with no risk of anyone getting (physically) hurt.
@clovell93: To express myself, ’tis  @CollegeofStRose
@neilhimself: Also it’s really fun. #
Because so far I can’t live a gypsy life, charm a man I’ve never met, tame a dragon, or get away with crazy…but I can pretend.
Because creativity is life and I love sharing stories #
@peterstraubnyc: Because it’s never boring, and because you never know where you’ll wind up. And because I can stay at home. .
"I want people to just escape what they feel for themselves and feel it for my characters." – Mennen, current GWN mentee
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
I  because @ashleyhhurley tells me to #
Also — words are beautiful, so many combinations!
Because Ms Hennessey tells me to #
So I can create worlds no one else has seen and allow them a few precious hours to escape their own reality.
"I ; therefore, I am." ~Mary B., 5th Grade Teacher
Because it hurts more not to
because I have spent five years of my life thinking about this thing. #dissertation #phdchat
Because its the only way I can feel a sense of dark, deep and dreamy freedom #
@FrostyKzink @eccentricorbits –  is the only thing that makes complete sense to me. Everything else is abstract.
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
@elanaleoni: "We are all important. And our stories are all important." http://t.co/XGaKY8zF (via @irasocol) #
is because it makes me a better person. The people who love me notice the difference.
@bbcrsroom Because otherwise I have weird dreams! #
Blog post about #, and why I : http://t.co/GTBCm0Yx
Blog post about #, and why I : http://t.co/GTBCm0Yx
because if i don’t, ill get mauled by #mittens
I  becaue I can create sword swinging heroes or devious villians  (Spenser)
I  because, after I’d stopped for year’s, I was inspired by someone I admire.
it gives me an escape of this life, into another far more exciting one.
@jacob_m_brown: that whole picture being worth 1k words thing, who cares—1k words isnt very much.  #
So I can think and process before i react
I’d go mad if I didn’t. #
Because words manifest our thoughts, as drops of fog & dew make hidden spiderwebs visible: not entirely, but enough.  #forestpark
I  because I could not breathe if I didn’t…#
# is a #CreativeActofHealing after a baby dies |
If I keep all my creativity bottled up I won’t know what to do with myself.
Because  makes me happy, and I would be able to get to share stories. #
To express my place is the world around me, confirm my existence
because if I don’t, I feel incomplete.  It would be like telling a marathon runner not to run.  #
# : Because I love creating characters & worlds & making everyone dance to my tune, however macabre it may sometimes be!
@TeamDamnation: Beats doing a bunch of other stuff.
@lheron: Happy National  Day. The hashtag  is worth checking out. Background: http://t.co/FTxQLlLO
Today is the National Day on . Tell us, why do you ? # http://t.co/eWqJ3751
It reminds me I’m alive.
Because I’m terrible at remembering things and even worse at scrapbooking.
I feel whole when I am .  @hugohouse: Today is the National Day On ! Share what compels you to  w/ tag !
Shouldn’t rs technically get the day off on National  Day? It’s . http://t.co/NccxTF3y
"Because I’m good at it." – Flannery O’Connor #
Because I get depressed if I don’t #
It turns dusty memories — like the smell of Ponderosa pines —  into something useful and occasionally beautiful. #
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
My ideas are like sourdough starter: I take some out regularly to make bread or the entire mass’ll bubble over & stink up my life #
Because it lets me be who I am, or always wanted to be. #
Because it’s cheaper than therapy.
@joelmorgan23: @bbcrsroom Because unfortunately these stories won’t  themselves … #
Funny…that is why I read.  @allison_pang Because I need to find out what happens next. #
@hennif: Anbefaler alle skrivelærere Ã¥ sjekke hashtaggen  som @project  har organisert. Mange gode grunner til Ã¥ lære Ã¥ skrive!
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
Because I don’t want to do anything else. #
I  to communicate with friends and family.   #
Making #art is a #CreativeActofHealing #healingarts
(Be sure to tag us when you use  so we can retweet our dear followers!)
This is my favourite ever  quote. It’s from Michael Chabon’s book ‘Maps & Legends’. http://t.co/5yCLniq9 #am #amreading
@SchoolBook: Tell us: . A project by @nytimeslearning. Oct. 20 is National Day on . We want to know why YOU !
because I love to tell stories. I get inspired listening to people and putting what they tell me into a structured narrative
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To flee and confront
To articulate chaos
To isolate myself in crowds
To unteach Truth
To do donts
To humbly brag
@bbcrsroom
Because it brings out the best in me. Because when I  I am alive. And free. And whole. I am me.
I  because it’s a way to express your feelings and it’s a way to have fun! -Emily
I  to stay in touch with people.
@826Seattle @project Because doing it more often is the only way to get better at it.
I  to start conversations.
Words create and change the world we live in. I want to be a strange part of that. #am
Because  is where I’m most generous & humane. Where I simultaneously connect & disappear, am alone yet belong.
because I love the process of creating a story others may enjoy. Plus, the voices in my head stop only after the words "The End" #
@sarahdessen: Because it is the only thing I do half-decently. Other than make deviled eggs. Also, it saved my life in high school. #
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
is because it explodes into pictures in your mind and mine (David)
+1"@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming. "
I  because it’s a great way to communicate with others on Twitter and Edmodo! -Natalia
I  so I have something to draw that means something to me #
I don’t really have a choice–it’s an urge that must be satisfied.   #fb
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@FullonRIT: Happy National  Day!! I  because someone needs to bear witness to what I’ve seen | http://t.co/dTKU3nj3 #Whyi
@crupicrupicrupi @slarkpope the unfathomable britches!
To create life, even if it’s in the land of make believe.
@irkdesu: # The stories are always in my head. Sharing them gives the same relief as telling a long-kept secret.
because i want to tell the world my story.
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
#Organic #gardening is better for the world, better for us, our #children that’s
Happy National  Day!! I  because someone needs to bear witness to what I’ve seen | http://t.co/dTKU3nj3 #Whyi
@sarahdessen: Because it is the only thing I do half-decently. Other than make deviled eggs. Also, it saved my life in high school. #
because it makes me feel good  (Nick)
Because every person has a story and if we knew each other’s stories I believe the world would be a more compassionate place.
Because I can’t not . I’d even do it for free. (Don’t tell my publishers.)
I must admit, I’ve lately lost sight of
@Slate: Enjoying the  hashtag in honor of National  Day.  @Andy_Richter: Words be gooder than numbers!
Because it’s due tomorrow.
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
# Because words get stuck in my head and won’t go away.
@hugohouse: Today is the National Day On ! Share what compels u to  (stories, songs, poems, essays & more) w/tag !
Because I’m better than reality.
#
I  because it let’s out unspoken feelings
@AhgooReview, Why do you ? #
@JoeFinder: Because I will never wield this much power in a non-imaginary world.
@JoeFinder: Because I will never wield this much power in a non-imaginary world.
Can’t sing.  Can’t dance.  Don’t play any instruments. Don’t draw well.  Hell, I don’t even know if I  well.
#Mourners educate others about #grief
I  to communicate with friends and family. #
# I  because I’m angry and my thoughts are jumbled together and my life is really crazy and my family is so far away.
@lheron: Happy National  Day. The hashtag  is worth checking out. Background: http://t.co/FTxQLlLO
I like  because I like to e-mail people on @edmodo because I can talk to my friends :) -Tyrese
Also it provides an outlet for my narcissistic megalomania
@OfficiallyAlly: Because when I was a teenager I read THE OUTSIDERS by @se4realhinton and thought "so that’s what girls from Oklahoma do!"
@edutopia: Happy National Day on . Pls follow/join in in the # tweets all day today.
@gayleforman: Because I can still pick the kids up after school. Because I have to pick the kids up after school and need some escapism.
i  for fun and to expresss my feelings and memories
-Delaney Woodfine- Fairfield Woods Middle School (Connecticut)
@bbcrsroom # Because I can lose myself in the kinda world I wanna live in!
@sarazarr: Because I got really tired of being an administrative assistant. # (I’m only partially joking.)
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
Because some things just need to told #
Because nothing is like watching a world unfold at your fingertips, and seeing the inhabitants look back at you
because I enjoy  every single day! Poetry, mysteries, and scary stories! -Mya
@mollygloss:  To tell stories, hear stories, see stories, to share the stories I see behind my eyes.
: to keep my sanity… cc: @NaNoWriMo ;-))
# – Because it has to go somewhere, or I’m going to start acting it out.. In public.
# I  because I want to be smart
Everyone has these really lovely  stories for @NaNoWriMo but I uh… just  because it makes me happy.
– Because if I didn’t  I would be on Twitter and Facebook way more then I already am.  And no one wants that.
I  because I need to learn myself.
There is very little that is more rewarding than finishing a poem and having a blast, even when it gets rough
– because #nanowrimo sparks addictions.
The reason  is because it is so much different than engineering, need to escape my box.
I  because I believe I want to learn Othman
Because I can’t imagine not .
@annadavid: Because when it’s going well, it’s (almost) the best high there is
# because I was 8 years old and my 1 paragraph story turned into a 10pg story.It’s my passion and what I love!
@annadavid: Because it’s cheaper than therapy
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
I  because I show my feelings Lamees
I like to  because it is like singing, you express your feelings Sam
@TomPiccirilli: Because alcohol, cocaine, prostitutes, and intensive lifelong therapy cost more than a pen and a piece of paper.
@chrisbaty: It’s @project’s National Day on ! To celebrate, please share why you ! My reasons: http://t.co/s3kPChT3
Celebrate National Day of  by checking out:
@bonniegrrl: # – When this world gets annoying, I have fun creating my own… w/ a lot more cupcakes.
Crazy stuff fans buy http://t.co/XvoGD3ZB #IfIWereAPet
@goodreads: Today is the National Day on : http://t.co/aCrDo0R6 Lots of interesting discussion on the hashtag
I  today because teacher says you  like music on a paper Martn (been in country less than a year)
I (@heychrisfox)  because it’s important to share the stories that can never exist. They teach us about what does.
Happy National  Day!
To hopefully make someone feel a little less alone.
*pulls self off # stream* If I keep reading these I will eventually drown my profile in s…
@NaNoWriMo To stabilize the fights between good & evil that take place inside my mind. & to enlighten even 1 on the results. #
.. to let my imagination run wild and create something unique that I can be proud of
@nasimsXD: I  because I build bridges for people to visit other worlds and be other people. @nanowrimo
Because it’s the only art form that lets me be both creative & an anti-social crank. ;-) #
@susanorlean: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive.
@Joe_M_Crowley: @KristineC48 I  because Arning will yell at me if I don’t. (And I enjoy it.) # #NWP
I  so I can teach my daughter the value of doing it well for her future. #
Because my students need models of what NOT to do. that I can do. #
I  so that I can put myself into words
I  because if I hhttp://twitter.com/#ave something I want to remember I get to my  and then I know what is important
I  to stretch my feral legs and twitch my feral tail #
@bhockeyjesus: # To explore wonder and terror and to whisper that I’m afraid.
@teachingwthsoul: Luv it!  @web20classroom:  @NYTimesLearning: Final update on # for today, w/some of our favorite tweets: http://t.co/uADmxxUh
rejoicing that you don’t know how not to… #oneofthemanyreasonswhyiloveyou  @Elizabeth_Crane: Because I don’t know how not to. #
Because there are readers. Also? Because I’m a manipulative bitch with a decent command of the English language. #
I  because they gave me hands, and that’s what hands are for!
@mnesary: New post on #iste blog:  — Teaching  as a Way of Teaching Thinking. #edtech #edchat
@helgagrace: Because I am the best person to tell my story. #
@thebookmaven:  I  because I read. I don’t ever want the world to run out of words. @NYTImesLearning
@NaNoWriMo I  because I need to paint words on a document and make something beautiful. I can’t help myself.  is art
– because my r friends are nuts enough to make it worth it.
@susanorlean: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive.
@JosephScrimshaw: Because if I were just sitting alone in a dark room drinking whiskey, I would have a problem.
I  so I can make something of my life Stevaneia
# cause I want to publish a book. #WorkingOniT
@bonniegrrl: # – When this world gets annoying, I have fun creating my own… w/ a lot more cupcakes.
@seananmcguire:  …wait, you mean there was an option to check the "not " box on my character sheet?  I DEMAND A RE-ROLL.
To escape the world #
@nasimsXD: I  because I build bridges for people to visit other worlds and be other people. @nanowrimo
I  so I will be successful in my life Enjeel
@theroseinbloom: THIS.  @bookoisseur: The characters I created were always willing to play with me…even when the other kids weren’t. #
# is to offer a view on news that bends toward the rose-colored hues
@smreine: I  because people walk away when I try to talk entire books to them. #
@NaNoWriMo – So I can take the violence I experience and turn it into something powerful and inspiring for others.
I mostly  to know myself better, but also to risk the sharing of my ideas so that others might be inspired to do the same.

@goodreads: Today is the National Day on : http://t.co/aCrDo0R6 Lots of interesting discussion on the hashtag
is for sharing your thoughts and your stories with people Hanna
It’s National  Day. Join in and tweet with a reason for  (or why YOU )
@project: #NWP Radio: @fernandaNYT "I  because I love to read. My love for reading made me love to ."
@johnmoe: I really love people but I would rather not speak to them directly.
# thats how I pour out my emotions.
Exactly! @susanorlean
# To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive.
I  because no one else s the kind of stories I want to read.  And it’s so fun discovering the stories in the process #
# cause I’m good at it.
Why do I ? So that Sand will stop bugging me about it!
I  for all the kids that don’t have papas Scott
To give myself a voice! This is
…for starting the #whyIWrite thread…interesting responses.
Because they keep giving me more notes
# It just fits. No matter what I .
@StoryGirl83: I hear that. :)  @paulruditis Because if I didn’t have an outlet for all the ideas that come into my head it might explode. #
To bring glory to God.
Compulsion.
To remember the details. To process my emotions. To make myself laugh; to make myself cry. #
To express myself
Loak at me now! I  Marko
To remember. To honor. To experiment. To explore. To share. To empty my head and fill it back up again. To teach. To learn.
@zombiemechanics: @NaNoWriMo I  because I refuse to let others decide how the adventure turns out.
Because if I couldn’t get out of my own head and into a character’s now and then I’d probably drive myself crazy.
@MrHonner: Inspired by #, I’ve posted some math haiku written by students.  http://t.co/iAr1QuKD #math #mathchat
I  for all the kids that didn’t get a chance to
@Lisa_Antonia: @NaNoWriMo  lets me be what reality denies me.
I hear that. :)  @paulruditis Because if I didn’t have an outlet for all the ideas that come into my head it might explode. #
@DSlotnik: Because blank sheets and screens are dreary and lonely #
@DSlotnik: & because  brings minor details into sharp focus & makes the mundane marvelous #
@heoj Thank you for sponsoring this event . Orwell essay a personal favorite.
I  for people who need others Natalia
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@MyraMcEntire: Whenever it’s time to sit down and , I get giddy first crush butterflies. I’m old. My thrills are few and far between. #
@KristineC48 I  because Arning will yell at me if I don’t. (And I enjoy it.) # #NWP
I’ve got a soul. #
@haleshannon: Because words and characters won’t leave me alone. And because Life without Story is meaningless.
# because I chose use words for a weapon.
@NYCcyn: Let’s hear it for @nytimeslearning! What a wonderful  National  Day celebration on twitter http://t.co/GS8l5Djb
@susanorlean: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive.
Congrats, @TheReviewReview!   What an honor to chime in on # and why lit mags continue to be so important! http://t.co/lbS3T3h7
@RochelleBilow: # Because I’m a spazzy squirrel when I try to speak. Things come out so much prettier when I have time to think.
@NaNoWriMoYWP because I can LITERALLY create entire worlds with my fingertips!
because I  well. Flannery O’Connor. http://t.co/YL9zX8z7  Check out all the great posts on National  Day at #
Ditto!  @tw_top_books: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive.
To remember who I’ve been  #dayon http://t.co/UcoeJAkv
@APLang_11_PTHS
To create a piece of artwork with words instead of pictures.
#Corrigan #
@seananmcguire:  Being a r means that spending a weekend with my imaginary friends is an acceptable adult activity.
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
Because my thoughts don’t come pre-assembled #
@HKorbey: And I’m a terrible talker.
@stacygreen: I still do my most thoughtful and sentimental  on print. And pretty stationary makes me happy.  letters.
THIS.  @bookoisseur: The characters I created were always willing to play with me…even when the other kids weren’t. #
Today is National Day of . Celebrate by telling us # I’ve ed a few of my favorites.
My healthy curiosity and an innate desire to tell stories runs in my family.
There, I can be anything I can possibly imagine. I can save the world, right all the wrongs, and fly to the stars!
I  to understand.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
# Because I’m a spazzy squirrel when I try to speak. Things come out so much prettier when I have time to think.
@seattlebecca: because it’s cheaper than therapy and I get a tangible result to boot!  #
Because I was determined to do something creative for a living, and I sure as hell can’t sing. #
Mine has more cupcakes & whiskey!  @bonniegrrl # When this world gets annoying, I have fun creating my own w/ a lot more cupcakes
@susanorlean: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive.
makes us whole.
I  because it’s how I find meaning in the world.  @Nanowrimo
@kierstenwhite:  It’s the least destructive addiction I could find.
@susanorlean: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive.
# because I have passion for it
@DianeRavitch thank you very much for participating in  today!
Because I like sending my enemies to awful place # (only slightly vengeful…)
Because…what else would I do? #
# – to get the crazy out. It’s much more useful in words than rattling around in my noggin like a bunch of rocks in a bucket.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
If I am not 100% occupied for a moment, my brain starts .  @TheLinzTree "Because it caters to my never-resting mind. #"
@katierosman:  Because I am a glutton for punishment. Because I can’t not. Because I don’t understand my thoughts until I’ve put them on a page.
#livetruth  @Glendaliz Because 1 Dominican w/a Pulitzer is not enough. We have too many stories for that ratio. #
@annadavid: Because it’s cheaper than therapy
# – I love to entertain people, and barring a 20 million dollar budget, its how I do it.
My aim is to help experts and specialists communicate with a variety of potential readers.
@seargrrls: I  to connect aspiring rs to succesful ones in my area. #seattle
@jennyneill: I  to earn a living.
@bonniegrrl: # – When this world gets annoying, I have fun creating my own… w/ a lot more cupcakes.
To give what hope I have. #
"A space, a community, an act" http://t.co/lcHWzGqY my  contribution #nwp
@MartySmithESPN: The reason # is to maintain sanity. It is liberating. It is clarity. It is a gift and a blessing. And I have no other talents.
The characters I created were always willing to play with me…even when the other kids weren’t. #
# – Its how I make my living, its how I escape, its how I entertain myself and others…and its the thing I’m best at.
I  to earn a living.
to get shit off my chest when no one is there to listen
@826Seattle: "I  because my interpretive dance skills are sub-par." Alicia C, Programs Coordinator
@susanorlean thank you so much for taking part in !
Today is National Day of . I  because I can’t make sense of anything without it. I  to make it another day.  #FB
@dustinlong: #NASCAR … # is because it is my passion. It is invigorating, inspiring and, at times, truly humbling.
Because I can.
@bonniegrrl: # – When this world gets annoying, I have fun creating my own… w/ a lot more cupcakes.
# If I do not then I won’t remember the shopping.
@theavni: Because words are more forever than diamonds.  @vetoshield
My thoughts come out better on paper than anywhere else #
Because words are more forever than diamonds.  @vetoshield
@susanorlean: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive.
So true..and humility I must say.  @pferrell: It’s an exercise in intelligence, emotion, passion and intuition. #
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
Poem about #WhyI http://t.co/0MILNQWa
@HarperCollinsCa: The role of a r is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.  ~Anaïs Nin #
I  to connect aspiring rs to succesful ones in my area. #seattle
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
It’s an exercise in intelligence, emotion, passion and intuition. #
And I’m a terrible talker.
# To let it go.
@seananmcguire: I just received twelve bottles of pumpkin cider for  well. Okay, you know ? Fuck money and fame. I  for PUMPKIN CIDER.
@RB_Mrs: # because I have to, like breathing.
To provoke thought, spread ideas, inspire intelligence, challenge myself and others.  #nationaldayof
@goodreads: Today is the National Day on : http://t.co/M7D6B1TF Lots of interesting discussion on the hashtag
As an actress, I was always saying someone else’s words, and I wanted to say my own.
@theginfairy:  An excuse to drink lots, have questionable morals and stay up past my bedtime.
Because my megaphone was confiscated in high school.
I  because I like to hear myself talk, just kidding :)
In the beginning was the Word, which seems like a good way to keep creation going.
# So I know what I think
I  because its hard. Doing difficult things makes me stronger. Better yet, doing difficult things well makes me feel good.
# – When this world gets annoying, I have fun creating my own… w/ a lot more cupcakes.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
Because if I didn’t; the voices of my characters inside my head would kill me. #
# When it works, words transform into worlds more entertaining than where we live & people more real than those we know. @NaNoWriMo
I agree with author James Gunn: "I feel more like myself when I ."
@zombiemechanics: @NaNoWriMo I  because I refuse to let others decide how the adventure turns out.
because i can put my own worlds that form inside my head out on paper so my mind wont explode. #brainseverywhere
It is too crowded in my brain
I have to get this stuff out of my head
@MartySmithESPN: The reason # is to maintain sanity. It is liberating. It is clarity. It is a gift and a blessing. And I have no other talents.
If you have the knowledge to  about something, you just might help someone else
I  because I want to impart the lessons I learned in life in a fun and interesting way.  @NaNoWriMo #
"@KristineC48: True  @JimmieJohnson @MartySmithESPN The reason # is because of my spelling skills. @KristineC48" ha
@CassJayTuck: Because if I didn’t let them out of my head, my characters would be pissed. #
@smreine: I  because people walk away when I try to talk entire books to them. #
@melcomber: Because if it makes just one person stop and think, it’s worth it
@melcomber: Because if it makes just one person stop and think, it’s worth it
@Vidocq_CC: Because I don’t want victims of unsolved homicides to be forgotten. Because I want the public to learn about wrongful convictions
Because I get to play God and talk to God all at the same time.
I  to teach. # #NationalDayOn
I like to make people snort milk out of their nose #  [but bologna is even better]
I  to put my thoughts and feelings on paper and to leave hope for others to hang on to.   #APLangRass
And because it’s my favorite creative outlet
If I do not tell my story, who will
May I have your attention, please?  Listen to this.  Pay attention now.  Seriously, pay attention to me.  Are you listening?
@826michigan: Program Coord. Cat: "I learn more about myself each time I . The more I know, the more I feel comfortable inside my skin".  #
Because it caters to my never-resting mind #
@melcomber: Because if it makes just one person stop and think, it’s worth it
I live to collect & tell stories, whether fictional, factual or a strange blend of both.  # is also why I do everything else I do.
Because if it makes just one person stop and think, it’s worth it
in her entry she said, "i’m not a reader, I’m not a math wiz, I’m a r!"
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@r:  it helps me make sense of what doesn’t. The black before dawn + my Corgi curled at my feet + my notebook & strong coffee = joy.
because I love to put words into patterns I’ve never seen before; because I think I’d go insane if I didn’t; because I love it!
I  to share: what I know, what I remember, what I’ve learned, what I think. Thx for the reminder, @Anastasiawords!  #nwp
@KalebNation: Because if you  down what the voices in your head are saying and put it in a book, fewer people think you’re a crazy person. #
because i want people to connect with me on a level that a conversation can’t always provide (http://t.co/IHIqLBON) #
# Because I can. I think we all have stories in our head, but only a few dare capture ideas and make them words. @NaNoWriMo
#: I  to  more.
@johnmoe: I really love people but I would rather not speak to them directly.
@juliangough:  Because sometimes the story I want to read doesn’t exist yet, and I have no patience.
one of my students wrote a piece on her favorite thing…she chose her  journal:)
I  because it feels like home…to me. #
@NathanBransford: Everyone who s does so because they want to nudge the world in a different direction.
@dustinlong: #NASCAR … # is because it is my passion. It is invigorating, inspiring and, at times, truly humbling.
To tell stories, hear stories, see stories, to share the stories I see behind my eyes.
@Weegee: "It’s the first and favorite thing I’m good at"
tweets? I guess they help me express something to someone. Cheers to you all.
Because it’s the cheapest therapy. #
What he said  @dustinlong # is because it is my passion. It is invigorating, inspiring and, at times, truly humbling.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
Here’s the longer version of # : http://t.co/qlupBLhq
826 Valencia Programs Assistant Raúl Alcantar: "I  to heal, to document stories—my stories, our stories—and to give voice." #
@annadavid: Because when it’s going well, it’s (almost) the best high there is
I  because I’ve found weird niche stories and fallen hard for them. Only right to pay the experience forward.
# to help me make sense of the world around me and my place in it; I  to in order to reflect on my observances of the world
Because I want to know what happens next  @NaNoWriMo
@seananmcguire: I just received twelve bottles of pumpkin cider for  well. Okay, you know ? Fuck money and fame. I  for PUMPKIN CIDER.
#NASCAR … # is because it is my passion. It is invigorating, inspiring and, at times, truly humbling.
It’s a compulsion.  To me, it’s like eating and breathing.  I HAVE to.
# because sometimes its easier to express myself through  instead of speaking
MT @MartySmithESPN: The reason # is to maintain sanity. It is liberating. It is a gift and a blessing. And I have no other talents.
Because words give life to ideas  @NaNoWriMo
@seananmcguire: I just received twelve bottles of pumpkin cider for  well. Okay, you know ? Fuck money and fame. I  for PUMPKIN CIDER.
Because I want to read a story that isn’t written  @NaNoWriMo
@JamesEstrin: I  to change the world.
Yup!!  @CBenz10 Because it’s cheaper than therapy #
@goodreads: Today is the National Day on : http://t.co/aCrDo0R6 Lots of interesting discussion on the hashtag
Because I feel the more uninhibited when I’m  than when I’m speaking. #
I  to minister, encourage, challenge, and inform. # #NWP @KristineC48
@seananmcguire: I just received twelve bottles of pumpkin cider for  well. Okay, you know ? Fuck money and fame. I  for PUMPKIN CIDER.
@seananmcguire: I just received twelve bottles of pumpkin cider for  well. Okay, you know ? Fuck money and fame. I  for PUMPKIN CIDER.
@seananmcguire: I just received 12 bottles of pumpkin cider for  well. ? Fuck money and fame. I  for PUMPKIN CIDER.
@JimmieJohnson: @MartySmithESPN The reason # is because of my spelling skills. @KristineC48
Hair tips from Oprah http://t.co/92TBU1rd  #IfIWereAPet Ohio Pretty Little Liars
My City http://t.co/cy1cp090 / (I can’t sleep. #)
Because I need an outlet for the things that go on in my head. If I don’t, I fear it will explode.
I just received twelve bottles of pumpkin cider for  well. Okay, you know ? Fuck money and fame. I  for PUMPKIN CIDER.
I  so I don’t have to work.
# to tell the little part of history that we live so others might learn something from our experiences
frees my soul from the darkness that threatens to envolpe me.
# because it keeps me sane. on an unrelated matter, lately I’ve been feeling quite INSANE #miss #notimeever
Because I dot Wanna Hurt Peoples Feelings #
#: As self-healing; to reevaluate my part in the experiences and relationships in which I participate. http://t.co/FTAuaHhI
I  my thoughts and dreams to remember them later! # #KRS
The best yet.."@DrTimony: I  because my ideas don’t belong to me and I don’t have the right to withhold them from you.  "
In honor of National Day on : Why I Write http://t.co/blBKwdOE   #edchat #nwp
To unburden emotions that would otherwise stay inside. To help others share their stories. To illustrate ideas. To stay myself.
Demons and desires tend to wither the roses.  So I pet them and stroke them; let them run free in small doses. @neilhimself
I  to change the world.
@susanorlean: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive.
? Because if I don’t, the characters give me no peace until I do.
So true.  @KelleyArmstrong: Ditto.  @rachelcaine:  Because I love it. Always. Money or no money.
+K"@lisameid: how else would i be able to turn my nemesis into a literal witch?  "
@KristineC48 the reason why I  so I can create lessons that challenge my students everyday #WhyI
@AndreaZellner: The National Day on  is in one week. Prepare yourselves for lots from me on  ;)
@meredithb104: @NaNoWriMoYWP because it’s my own time in my own world, the one place where a teenager gets to be the boss.
Because even when almost everything else I had is lost, I still have a voice. # #mecfs #spoonie
@DaisyWhitney Conversely, I do it to break hearts. ;)
To stabilize the fights between good & evil that take place inside my mind. & to enlighten even 1 on the results. #
+K"@suelder:  # ? Been thinking about this today. I  because I read. And some books aren’t written yet. So I’ll  them."
@KateMessner: Because it helps me to discover who I am and what I believe. #
Because good people fought & died so it wouldn’t be illegal for me to do it.
something I’m good at.
# To learn about the world, to tell stories, because I love grammar and playing with words
Because even when almost everything else I had is lost, I still have a voice. #
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Flash Fiction Flash Mob for the National Day on  at Francis Marion U! #ndowfmu
I love reading everyone’s . I wish I had something to clever to add.  I just do, that’s why.
@MartySmithESPN: It goes like this, Johnson: C. A. T.  @JimmieJohnson: @MartySmithESPN The reason # is because of my spelling skills. @KristineC48
@Figmentfiction The one about reading making them want more… #figlitchat  and the one about hardy boys…
I just can’t help . Books have always been magical to me and I have to share my love by  new things. @NaNoWriMo
: I  to explore subtle or unusual connections and relationships.
Because I have so much going on in my head, it starts to hurt if I don’t  some of it down. http://t.co/h45GyhOV
# is because if you find the right angle and the right words, you can make ppl care about things they didn’t know they cared about.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
Come Browse My Naked Profile here http://t.co/QfaIuW8w (must be over 18) #ItsOkayToCheatIf
Come Browse My Naked Profile here http://t.co/QfaIuW8w (must be over 18) #ItsOkayToCheatIf
“@lisameid: how else would i be able to turn my nemesis into a literal witch? ”
To reflect, to learn, to record successes and failures, good times and bad, to share a bit of my life’s journey, to inspire
# ? Been thinking about this today.  I  because I read.  And some books aren’t written yet.  So I’ll  them.
To make my parents proud
@rockchalkreader: I believe people are made of stories.
http://t.co/UMfHYus2  # #psucomp19
I get tons of random thoughts I don’t want to forget but I never re-read things when I  on paper. That’s # on twitter :-D.
how else would i be able to turn my nemesis into a literal witch?
@DrTimony: I  because my ideas don’t belong to me and I don’t have the right to withhold them from you.
Well, at first my mom made me. Now I enjoy my characters! # http://t.co/V47hENzB
#Whyi because eating cheesecake all day makes me fat.
@terisummerfield: The reason # is to clear my mind and help to process events in my life. It keeps me sane somedays.
Today is the National Day on . Tweet about why you ! #
Lol, great one! @jbakerhenry: @Figmentfiction> Yes. Someone just d one. "I’d tell you  but I’m revising."  #figlitchat
@826michigan: Program Coord. Cat: "I learn more about myself each time I . The more I know, the more I feel comfortable inside my skin".  #
Can’t help it  #
@RobertDMarion:  – Because CTRL-Z doesn’t work when I speak.
Because it’s cathartic to  catharsis. Because it teaches me how I relate to the world. Because. #
@RobertDMarion:  – Because if I stop now, my characters will have a perpetual really bad day.
I believe people are made of stories.
"I  because my interpretive dance skills are sub-par." Alicia C, Programs Coordinator
In the beginning was the Word.  And it’s been words ever since.
To get away from the stress…#
@Figmentfiction> Yes. Someone just d one. "I’d tell you  but I’m revising."  #figlitchat
# : Because there’s so much to say! Come see for yourself on http://t.co/F5PWfsDv #blog # #travel
@Figmentfiction nosiness.  #figlitchat
Fuck! hands down the best http://t.co/1ozrhftq # Ohio Christmas Battlestar Galactica
I  to express myself and communicate with others, and I  to teach my students to do the same. #
@TheReviewReview: What an honor to chime in on # and why lit mags continue to be so important! http://t.co/uN0tgPHg
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
Today is the National Day on !! ..because i love that my words on paper are so much better than my words in my own head
Have you found any great -s today? #figlitchat
@KellyCrandall: # – Because it’s my first true love/passion. I’m also better in words than voice & because it’s the only thing I want to do
@Izzytish: @KristineC48 The reason # is so that my students can see that their teacher really cares about their work!
Because I sucked at everything else Ive done before this … #
Crap.   is better *than* wronging.  If only I were competent at either…. #
@neilhimself because I want to be heard and it’s easier than shouting.
: to stop being bored.
Being a good dad and husband is a fine talent indeed.  @MartySmithESPN: The reason # is (cont) http://t.co/K0UJu9r1
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@mcd:  To get super rich. That’s how it works, right? I keep typing and people send me mon… oh.
I  because the dreamer in me demands it.
Without  books would never be read, music would never sound, movies would silent, diseases would never find a cure…
Sometimes the paper is the only one I have to talk to.
– Because if I stop now, my characters will have a perpetual really bad day.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@mcd:  To get super rich. That’s how it works, right? I keep typing and people send me mon… oh.
# Because this Jar-Jar Binks fan fiction isn’t going to  itself.
@jasonpinter: Because I can make it the best day of someone’s life or the worst, I can kill them or have them fall deeply in love.
@sarahdessen: Because it is the only thing I do half-decently. Other than make deviled eggs. Also, it saved my life in high school. #
@susanorlean: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive.
because i can’t not .  @NaNoWriMo
@mnesary: New post on #iste blog:  — Teaching  as a Way of Teaching Thinking. #edtech #edchat
– Because CTRL-Z doesn’t work when I speak.
@cyclonesi: Because words invoke emotion when they’re used well. What better challenge to set yourself, than to move someone with your words.
@NaNoWriMoYWP No.2: Because  is hanging onto sanity by a thread; and there is nothing more productive.
@goodreads   Because it’s what I was meant to do. Hours fly by like minutes when I’m . How about you? #am
@EmilyCaseysMuse:  because rs are fun to hang out with, especially in November
Paper cut on my ear as a result of madly shuffling papers I scribbled my ideas on. Worth it. #
Because I want you to have as much fun as I do in my head. #
To maintain my sense of curiosity about the world and what I’m experiencing.
#
Because years ago I was told I couldn’t. #
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
I was too busy  all day to think about it. #
Why I Write | Andy McPhee http://t.co/A8wJGUfv
@EmilyCaseysMuse:  because rs are fun to hang out with, especially in November
 MUST … so much to say and so many people to share with… can’t talk to them all.  
@kierstenwhite:  It’s the least destructive addiction I could find.
view my adult profile here http://t.co/pHFO4Nxg (must be over 18) #ItsOkayToCheatif #
Its the only thing that gives my drinking any valdity #
"It’s the first and favorite thing I’m good at"
I  out of curiosity.
She dons a wetsuit, adjusts her mask and bites down on the reg. A quick look around, and she slips into the sea to discover….
@Andy_Richter: Words be gooder than numbers!
@jasonpinter: Because my college creative  professor said only students she gave an A or A- had a future as a r. She gave me a B+.
Because everyone needs a story: anyone can read one, so few get to BE one…seems I can make a few extra and share. #
Because it makes @poor_dick’s eyes light up
@bhockeyjesus: # To explore wonder and terror and to whisper that I’m afraid.
Been said before but the major difference between fiction and reality is fiction actually makes sense…#
I  because words have magical powers; they connect me to people and places.
Liking all the  posts! Perhaps a new idea for future #NCPTW sessions?
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
Thanks @nicoleva! Happy Nat’l  Day!
@pennycfender reason  last chapter is almost here & it will be a Best Seller!!
Clears out the thoughts that are cluttering my head so I can focus on what’s left.  B/c seeing it in print can help it make sense.
# The voices in my head have stories that need telling.
@goodreads: Today is the National Day on : http://t.co/aCrDo0R6 Lots of interesting discussion on the hashtag
She dons a wetsuit, adjusts her mask and bites down on the reg. A quick look around, and she slips into the sea to discover….
@TheWordAsylum: @NaNoWriMoYWP Because  is my life–I don’t know what I would be without it.
@Appstate: Today is the National Day of !  Celebrate with some prose.
Click here to look at my new sexy profile here http://t.co/dXV2RZm2 (must be over 18) # #innotech
Because it’s cheaper than therapy #
Because if i cant be heard at least i can be read
looking for something that could disturb the quiet. But he heard nothing. Only Silence. Haunting Silence. # #Pox #NovelByMe
@litreactor: LitReactor celebrates National Day on ! http://t.co/tTDmyVRa
What an honor to chime in on # and why lit mags continue to be so important! http://t.co/uN0tgPHg
@RB_Mrs #whyIwhite? Don’t you mean #?
I always enjoy following so many rs. # is like party day in class!
I do it to preserve my sanity.
-My  has taken me where I never thought I’d go. Found "be careful what you wish for" along the way but the work is great.
@spencer_moore   you should check out .
@KristineC48  I  because it helps me from putting my foot in my mouth. Lol
Yes, and to remember with a purpose.   @MsEstep:  so I can remember.
because i want to change the world.
? I can’t be the only one who feels this way about things. Why shouldn’t that voice be head?
part II: It lets me create a place where I know I don’t have to worry about being hurt. I can be myself in my stories.
@JaneNX01: @NaNoWriMo I was going to say "So I don’t kill people" but actually I  so I CAN kill people.
@NaNoWriMoYWP because it’s my own time in my own world, the one place where a teenager gets to be the boss.
To release the creative soul within, and to inspire others to nurture their childlike playful selves #
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
Nat’l Day on – a Thanku:  Crit buds lift me up/ see through shadows, clouds, and haze/light my way to truth #
# I  to explore and because the words come easier on paper.
because i have something worth saying
because i’m always , even if it’s always in my head.
It’s the only way to free comedy from the confines of my weird mind
@gaepol: I would tell you # but I’m too busy revising.
because i can’t *not* .
to give a voice to my students whose voices are not usually heard
Today is the National Day on : http://t.co/QAk1vGVi. So, why do you ? Consider, tweet and mark it with the hashtag .
@NaNoWriMo I  because I breathe
It gives freedom to my heart and soul…
To make sense of my life and my thoughts
It’s the only way to free ink from the slavery of ball point pens
Okay. One more # – Because it lets me chase my demons, instead of my demons chasing me. And now to bed!
It’s my Pensieve.
# And because I’m a control freak.
@flourishingkids: To share "aha" moments, and perhaps help someone not feel so alone in their experience on this incredible human journey #
God yes  @AdamsLisa: Because grief is overwhelming, but slightly less so when shared with others #
@easalle: I stopped wanting to be a star when I realized I could create the stars, the worlds they live in, and control the words they say.
@DivyaMulchandan: Because it makes me feel happy and free and is an outlet for my thoughts and ideas #Rvsela
@bhockeyjesus: # To explore wonder and terror and to whisper that I’m afraid.
@robertjbennett: I don’t know why. If I knew why, I probably wouldn’t be doing it. #
To share "aha" moments, and perhaps help someone not feel so alone in their experience on this incredible human journey #
# Because I get nervous to speak in front of a group.
To get super rich. That’s how it works, right? I keep typing and people send me mon… oh.
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
@TheWordAsylum: @NaNoWriMoYWP Because  is my life–I don’t know what I would be without it.
@susanorlean: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive.
@TheWordAsylum: @NaNoWriMoYWP Because  is my life–I don’t know what I would be without it.
I  to express gratitude, sorrow, helplessness, hopelessness -it gives me closure, strength & wisdom. #
@KristineC48: I  for work and to keep in touch with friends.  this or tell them # #NWP
@KristineC48: @NASCAR community need some help for a good org. My sister works with Nat’l  Project and they are asking people # (cont)
@phsprincipal:  http://t.co/fcl7oqSB PCHSdirectorBLOG #cpchat
Because I can take the most mundane things and make them beautiful.
If I didn’t , I would be Silas Marner stashing his gold under the floorboards. I want, need to spend every imaginative cent.
@KristineC48: I  for work and to keep in touch with friends.  this or tell them # #NWP
To create a past. #
Because it is the best way to reflect on teaching and learning  #mnwcougars
@NYTimesLearning: Final update on # for today, with some of our favorite tweets: http://t.co/YZANVBib
# Lucas. Matthew. Porter. Thats hy :) #Pox
@matthewjsimmons: Because I’m lousy at everything else. #
@JaneNX01: @NaNoWriMo I was going to say "So I don’t kill people" but actually I  so I CAN kill people.
@nasimsXD: I  because I build bridges for people to visit other worlds and be other people. @nanowrimo
@susanorlean: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive.
Because my memory is my most unreliable friend.
I can create a world where the characters play by my rules, and no one else’s, and the story follows MY ideas.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@trickstertara: # It’s the only thing I like to do. And if I didn’t enjoy the friends inside my head, I’d have no enjoyable company at all.
To explore the limitless possibilities of human expression in the hopes of someday composing the perfect sentence.
@APLang_11_PTHS Roses are red, violets are blue, I  for class and so do you. #
My thoughts aren’t marketable to "mainstream" society and contains too much equality, too much adventure and little romance!
To be me.
I  because my ever-changing emotions are able splatter out onto a blank slate with no judgement  #fas
is how I get the stories out of my head to make room for more stories. Rinse. Repeat. #
Luv it!  @web20classroom:  @NYTimesLearning: Final update on # for today, w/some of our favorite tweets: http://t.co/uADmxxUh
The reason # is that I am usually misunderstood when I speak.  enables me to express myself in a clearer manner.
# Because it’s the only thing I’m good at… and it’s really fun.
To ask big questions and challenge the norm.
@elockhart: I don’t understand , honestly. It feels like someone else wrote my books.
@MartySmithESPN: The reason # is to maintain sanity. It is liberating. It is clarity. It is a gift and a blessing. And I have no other talents.
@goodreads: Today is the National Day on : http://t.co/aCrDo0R6 Lots of interesting discussion on the hashtag
@nicolealxander:  because the characters in my head won’t let me rest if I don’t. And its the greatest high there is.
@Wellth:  @elena_arida:  because actions dont always speak louder than words
#-Because sometimes screaming just doesn’t cut it.
@easalle: I stopped wanting to be a star when I realized I could create the stars, the worlds they live in, and control the words they say.
I  because I have an overactive sexual imagination.  My stories make my girlfriends crazy! ;o)
# ‘I will  always. I will capture nights all over the world and bring them to you’ -Henry Rollins
Very valid reason :D  @CatGrant2009:  Cuz if I don’t, the plot bunnies will eat me! :-)
@PaulWHankins: # To see ideas I tried to hear while talking. I like the feel of a word’s touch. My friends–words. I’m not alone; I’m listening.
@project: If you missed today’s  #NWP Radio show, you can listen or download it soon at http://t.co/ewHUc61w
NEW BLOG POST: Thank You http://t.co/QmNTiPsh. #BeatCancer #GodisGreat #
@KelleyArmstrong: Ditto.  @rachelcaine:  Because I love it. Always. Money or no money.
@malindalo: I  to answer the question, "Why?"
@OfficiallyAlly: Because when I was a teenager I read THE OUTSIDERS by @se4realhinton and thought "so that’s what girls from Oklahoma do!"
helps eliminate the voices in my head. Okay, maybe it just pacifies them for a while. #
# – Because it’s my first true love/passion. I’m also better in words than voice & because it’s the only thing I want to do
Also, because I can’t draw to save my life. http://t.co/fOdkYY2c
@project: Just published a wonderful  essay by Dyan deNapoli (@thepenguinlady) on how she s to save penguins: http://t.co/fa8kbsj3 #nwp
@elena_arida:  because actions dont always speak louder than words
i  because i get too tell people the story’s that i love.<3
@TeacherThompson
@abikleinsmith: Sometimes the story hasn’t been told yet.
To express my feelings and not let them bottle inside.
It gives a sense of permanence to important messages.
#psuoutsider # because I like to be creative and share my thoughts and ideas with other people
“@NYTimesLearning: 7 Times journalists told us # this week. Ask them questions! http://t.co/AaismaDo” love this! #engchat #fycchat
New post on #iste blog:  — Teaching  as a Way of Teaching Thinking. #edtech #edchat
@web20classroom:  @NYTimesLearning: Final update on # for today, with some of our favorite tweets: http://t.co/jVNx1FKz
@annadavid: Because it’s cheaper than therapy
@MartySmithESPN: The reason # is to maintain sanity. It is liberating. It is clarity. It is a gift and a blessing. And I have no other talents.
@Samuel_Seaborn: Not sure why this resonates, but it does.  @toddvogts:  @boccabaciata Because the best people are fictional
How else would I get anonymous commenters to spend so much time harping on my personality, intelligence and size of my ass?
@LosOsosHigh That was well said! It’s the latter for me, to articulate a bit better, too. #
New Blog Post: Why I Write!     http://t.co/sTYO7vT3
I  to entertain, make a legacy, have an unhindered voice, and to keep the void at bay
Because words preserve the past in the future
@iamsusannah: Because I hate myself.
It’s a mental disease, a compulsion, an arrogance, with a dash of megalomania.
I  for the joy of creating and finding a story in everything. Why do you ? @catpollock
I am not a hypocrite; I teach kids how to  therefore I  (unlike some of my incompetent colleagues) #
@LosOsosHigh: Sometimes I  because I have things to say.  Sometimes I  to find out what I have to say.
@Samuel_Seaborn: Because I want to use words and ideas to raise people’s heart rates and get them to act.
Because I hate myself.
@Samuel_Seaborn: Not sure why this resonates, but it does.  @toddvogts:  @boccabaciata Because the best people are fictional
I  because I can
@oprahbooklist: Today is "National Day on ." Share your story with the # hashtag!
@maureenjohnson: # An abundance of brain monkeys and a dearth of other skills.
@Samuel_Seaborn: Because I want to use words and ideas to raise people’s heart rates and get them to act.
# Because it helps me get As in school…Duh
Not sure why this resonates, but it does.  @toddvogts:  @boccabaciata Because the best people are fictional
Creativity, sharing stories and experiences using new media – #
# because I like the imagery that simple, well chosen words conjure & to elicit a shared feeling by relaying common experiences
@neverwear: # ..to get those swallowed diamonds back out..#swallowingDiamonds
to point out the flaws in TT’s. #WhyI*
@tmsweet: Started b/c teachers made me, then encouraged me, then complimented me. Now it is my most articulate form of expression.
@beccalovesu16:  because I have a voice.
Why I Write: wp.me/p1IN8X-32  #NaNoWriMo
Sometimes I  because I have things to say.  Sometimes I  to find out what I have to say.
Because I only stop thinking about  when I’m doing it, and then I think about it more.
@heoj: @AlecBaldwin why do you ?
@oprahbooklist: Today is "National Day on ." Share your story with the # hashtag!
to remind myself of how shitty life was before everything was digital.
@wrimosftw @NaNoWriMo So true!! The absence of it creates an ache I cannot ignore.
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
A million words have a hell of a gravitational pull.  #
@robinwasserman: Because it’s easier than talking.
# Julie’s Mom says I  just for her.  #Ilovejuliesmom
@aliciasparks: Why I Write: A Celebration of the National Day on , October 20: http://t.co/Pgduzvqi #am
# , i Write b/c When i cant talk to nobody about how i feel at the moment, i know i’ll always hve my Notebook to "Listen"…
Amen! “@Samuel_Seaborn: Because I want to use words and ideas to raise people’s heart rates and get them to act. ”
@Arens_Kerry: I  to capture some moments of time–with my family, friends, students and colleagues. I  to let other moments go. #
Because every morning, poetry leaks out of my eyeballs like pus. I’m just that gifted.
@moonandserpent: Because sometimes it makes the pain go away.
@project: If you missed today’s  #NWP Radio show, you can listen or download it soon at http://t.co/ewHUc61w
passion to share, to engage, to feel, protest, to activate, to learn ~ to not  I am mute
@moonandserpent: To get the voices out of my head.  Sometimes just to evict them, sometimes to spread them to others.
#…cause Im sitting naked in a dingy basement with a smelly bulldog getting liquored up doing my thing…thats why.
@annadavid Couldn’t agree more!  #
Because someone has to – and I want to – tell the story of humanity every day.
@jbeemills:  Why do I eat? Why do I sleep? Why do I take out the garbage? I just have to.
@joypreble: Because it will avert the zombie apocalypse.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@r_at_play: It’s because my soul speaks, and my mind restlessly creates, bursting and popping, that  is the most natural thing to do. #
@dorieturner: It’s National  Day. What are you doing to celebrate?
because I’m constitutionally protected and free to be a journalist while people in other countries die trying to tell the truth. #
because sometimes the words just won’t leave me alone. because you can create the most amazing worlds. because ideas shared grow
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
@Samuel_Seaborn: Also because I can’t sing, act or paint.
@Samuel_Seaborn: Because I want to use words and ideas to raise people’s heart rates and get them to act.
@YeniCafe: to get things off my mind
I  to think, to feel, to know what I know.  I  to be learner, teacher, citizen.  Celebrate National Day of .
I  so I can look back at it 10 years from now and laugh at how naive I was :) #
@HaleyHope24: It’s how I hope to leave a lasting mark on the world. One that’s truthful and creative.
@boccabaciata Because the best people are fictional
@Samuel_Seaborn: Because I want to use words and ideas to raise people’s heart rates and get them to act.
@CBethM: 5 year old son’s answer to : I  to tell people what I’m doing & where you are & what your life is like.
It’s because my soul speaks, and my mind restlessly creates, bursting and popping, that  is the most natural thing to do. #
This would be my rationale, as well. : @Samuel_Seaborn: Also because I can’t sing, act or paint.
@Samuel_Seaborn: Because I want to use words and ideas to raise people’s heart rates and get them to act.
@youvebeenlanged: Because its the only way to keep sane in an insane world.
@Samuel_Seaborn: Also because I can’t sing, act or paint.
because nothing else will do.
@Samuel_Seaborn: Also because I can’t sing, act or paint.
This –>  @Samuel_Seaborn: Also because I can’t sing, act or paint.
@kt_s: why should you  it down? well, here are a few reasons, for starters: http://t.co/IAYKe8sh #
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
@Samuel_Seaborn: Also because I can’t sing, act or paint.
@FrankLoMonte For every kid who’s ever been told, "you can’t."
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@NaNoWriMo I  because I love stories. Books transport us into another world, and I can never get enough.

@nycwp: Today is the National Day on . Add your voice on Twitter:
#: Because I love the written word whether I am reading someone elses or creating my own.
@PoetryFound: "The poet wants justice. The poet wants art. In #poetry there can’t be one without the other." -Edward Hirsch …
Because it is the truest way to understand the beating of my heart, the dreaming of my mind. #
@derickinc:  Sometimes because the world around me isn’t enough, and sometimes because it’s just too much.
Truth!  @AudryT # Because I still don’t have a pony in real life, dammit!
Also because I can’t sing, act or paint.
@oprahbooklist: Today is "National Day on ." Share your story with the # hashtag!
@goodreads: Today is the National Day on : http://t.co/aCrDo0R6 Lots of interesting discussion on the hashtag
@ELGreenfield Eloise Greenfield! WOW. Just wow. #honeyilove
@Samuel_Seaborn: Because I want to use words and ideas to raise people’s heart rates and get them to act.
Because I want to use words and ideas to raise people’s heart rates and get them to act.
@kimberlyderting:  @goodreads: Today is the National Day on : http://t.co/aCrhttp://bit.ly/qO0VXgsting discussion on the hashtag
To clarify my thinking.
Because this furry, purring leg warmer comes with the gig. # http://t.co/k3BSGQPG
@JasonFlom:  Because student papers deserve more than just a check mark.
#: to share amazing stories that inspire us to be our best! www.7generosities.wordpress.com
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
Because I have a story no one else can tell.
@NaNoWriMo I  to take someone else by the hand and tell them my best stories
@Eve_Silver: # Because I can’t *not* .
@Lisa_Antonia: @NaNoWriMo  lets me be what reality denies me.
@oprahbooklist # is because this life is too precious to not to be recorded on papers and become eternal.
Stress relief. #
@JasonFlom:  Because student papers deserve more than just a check mark.
@oprahbooklist I  because it quiets the thoughts swimming around in my head.  #
Because people seem to make more sense on paper. #
@andyjmeyer: Because there is an alternative to what is given.
@NYCcyn: @KSchulten Thank YOU. I’m in LOVE with the outpouring of # tweets. @NYTimesLearning FTW
@jbeemills:  Why do I eat? Why do I sleep? Why do I take out the garbage? I just have to.
#…to be a role model, to let my imagination soar, to make words come alive, and to inspire others.
@Pretty_Realisse:  dumb shit on twitter ? cus i can bitch .
Because its the only way to keep sane in an insane world.
Overflowing with teh troothsauce.  @notlikenormal
It’s cheaper than therapy.
That’s so great to hear! @marthawells1  Because books saved my life when I was a kid, and it would (cont) http://t.co/bAanjQja
@notlikenormal:  Because so many who can’t insist on doing so anyway. #parseTHAT
@oprahbooklist: Today is "National Day on ." Share your story with the # hashtag!
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
# To explain,justify&make better my existence
Why do I eat? Why do I sleep? Why do I take out the garbage? I just have to.
I  because when I finish , I always feel like there’s more
@annathepiper:  Because if I don’t, the imaginary people in my head WILL NEVER SHUT UP. It’s the only way I have to appease them!
We  to promote ideas, creativity and change.
Because otherwise I will never know anything.
LESSON PLAN: Check out what schools and teachers did today. Tweet or post #… http://t.co/YmHPAKlv
@oprahbooklist: Today is "National Day on ." Share your story with the # hashtag!
Because student papers deserve more than just a check mark.
@YeniCafe: to get things off my mind
Because humor truly is the best medicine.. That, and I have a hard time swallowing pills. #
@AstridVanDenB  @oprahbooklist: Today is "National Day on ." Share your story with the # hashtag!
@goodreads: Today is the National Day on : http://t.co/aCrDo0R6 Lots of interesting discussion on the hashtag
@notlikenormal:  Because so many who can’t insist on doing so anyway. #parseTHAT
Chris This Writer Is. http://t.co/whPHzmXI so powerful. #proud #nwp  #urbaned #edreform #2sirchat
Because if I don’t, the imaginary people in my head WILL NEVER SHUT UP. It’s the only way I have to appease them!
@oprahbooklist: Today is "National Day on ." Share your story with the # hashtag!
@NaNoWriMo I  because I can’t imagine myself not . I need the outlet to stay sane.
@YeniCafe: to get things off my mind
Because there is an alternative to what is given.
@AngelaMaiers have you checked out the  twitterfest today? If you want to tweet for it that would rock.
Today is "National Day on ." Share your story with the # hashtag!
@YeniCafe: to get things off my mind
@tawnafenske: To make you laugh like a fool and feel warm & tingly in unmentionable places. Preferably at the same time. #
I  because it let’s my dreams take off, tearing me away from the dullness of life #
Somehow, my ideas flow freely when I , more easily than when I speak publicly, and that is #
Why I ? Beats Algebra.
Because so many who can’t insist on doing so anyway. #parseTHAT
dumb shit on twitter ? cus i can bitch .
I  because I keep running out of reading material in my #SciFi #Fantasy genre.  Authors, please keep ! #
Sakeema: Why They Wrote http://t.co/ShIUZT8Y #nwp  #sschat #engchat #edchat #urbaned wow.
It’s cheaper than therapy.
Because I can understand life through my characters better than I can through myself. # @NaNoWriMo
you notes ? cus i like telling you cute stuff hopeing you’ll keep em forever . ♥
I  because sometime my words falter and don’t sound the way they should #
@racheline_m:  because I’m not always here
@racheline_m:  low impulse control
I  from my heart and soul, my deepest passions in life #
Checking out "#: A Response for The National Day of " on English Companion Ning: http://t.co/IwQWWrry
@YeniCafe: to get things off my mind
Well, at first my mom made me. Now I enjoy my characters! # http://t.co/jGWJLCoJ
I  to run away from hate #
I  because it slows down the rush of lie #
Nice reasons, Susan!  @susanorlean: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive.
? It lets me say the things I never could & never will .
I  because words on paper are solid and can’t be town away #
@AlecBaldwin why do you ?
I  because, when I  I’m truly me, and nobody can take that away #
It’s the only way to make the voices in my head stop screaming at me. ;) # @NaNoWriMo
@goodreads: Today is the National Day on : http://t.co/aCrDo0R6 Lots of interesting discussion on the hashtag
So that someday I can get all these words out of my head and onto paper and have some quiet.
We all have a story to tell. And the story we tell best is the one closest to our hearts: our own. #
I  because it’s a release; a way to magically pour out the thoughts, words and insanity in my head.
to make it easy to make it through those times…when I need my inner voice to be heard
Duh, to make epic #lowes48 graphics, that’s why ;)  “@48GOAT: I’m not sure I even know ”
@CateTiernan: To help girls and young women seize the reins and run their own lives. You have the power!
Because it’s the only way to get the worlds out of my head before they go sour…
And to send a letter to the future (a la James Keelaghan), or to my kids when they are all grown up. #
To keep my own vivid collection of every good time & bad break The pain was real; and my wounds have healed…but memories last
@JulieDRamsay: New Post: What’s in Your  Tool belt? http://t.co/Qx2xSESP  #  #5thchat #
To preserve the me I am now so the me I will be can look back and marvel at the growth. #
@WakeGreatLakes It’s National Day on ; let’s celebrate  as a tool for invention, connection, and exploration.
Enjoying  perusing the  tweets. I  to reflect and get perspective.
@Mitch_M: I  because I have something to say whether anybody reads it or not.  #
Because good  is like good art- it makes a statement that everyone can understand.
To remember and honor the past http://t.co/4tQ9cBxZ #
Because I like  about things where I’m somewhat in control.  Something more exciting than my life now, @NaNoWriMo
@LaurensSoFetch ".- to clear my head "
@APLang_11_PTHS I  to challenge my mind and explore new areas of thoughts.  creates knowledge. #Kirschler #WhyI
Cherica: Why I Write http://t.co/2u7BwLqS "They wrote because THEY WANT TO BE HEARD!!!!!!!!! " #nwp # #sschat #edchat #urbaned
@PoetryFound: "The poet wants justice. The poet wants art. In #poetry there can’t be one without the other." -Edward Hirsch …
down all my feelings on a piece a of paper ; makes me feel so much better .

To mourn and express what others cannot http://t.co/Kv1lOwqc #
@DianeRavitch: @heoj Thank you for sponsoring this event . Orwell essay a personal favorite.
@WakeGreatLakes: It’s National Day on ; let’s celebrate  as a tool for invention, connection, and exploration.
You are the reason #
@alisonbogy: # because words can make people smile, laugh, cry and scream. I want my words to be that powerful. @Figmentfiction
For sanity
To vent http://t.co/fkCEt7Ht #
Read this – she is awesome    @coatcheckgirl: So that others might heal http://t.co/XCNW6DRa #
I  because it make me feel free! # :)
Yakesha Why I Write  http://t.co/aWClkbRu #nwp # #WErTCS #sschat #engchat #urbaned #edreform
Yakesha Why I Write  http://t.co/aWClkbRu #nwp # #WErTCS #sschat #engchat #urbaned #edreform
@CateTiernan: To help girls and young women seize the reins and run their own lives. You have the power!
To educate http://t.co/Ea8b0w8X #
@APLang_11_PTHS I  today to keep my thoughts alive tomorrow. #Roberts #
I’ll play! I’ll tell you #. I  for practice.
So that others might heal http://t.co/4QqAp4lE #
Because the people and stories in my head make an awful racket when they are stuck up there.
?  The Best Way To Express Everything I See or Going Thru…
"@juliangough:  Because sometimes the story I want to read doesn’t exist yet, and I have no patience." @FrangoDominique @maddiemg
Making up goofy sh*t is half the reason
@MsSandersTHS: Ebonie: http://t.co/1a0XDnwz #nwp  #engchat #sschat #edchat "I  because I believe that  is the key 2 success"
words don’t ignore me or make me feel less than I am
@JaneNX01: @NaNoWriMo I was going to say "So I don’t kill people" but actually I  so I CAN kill people.
Ebonie: http://t.co/1a0XDnwz #nwp  #engchat #sschat #edchat "I  because I believe that  is the key 2 success"
transforms thought into action. #
@NaNoWriMo Because it’s FUN.
@storylaura:  Because it helps me understand my place in the world. Because if I talk t myself I get funny looks. Because I have to.
I’m not sure I even know
@1WomanWordsmith: Selfishly: Banging words around, this pugilism w/language, curiously allows me 2 draw out even the most subcutaneous of poisons.
Because it helps me understand my place in the world. Because if I talk t myself I get funny looks. Because I have to.
Because I don’t know how to shut up
Because my written words seem to speak louder and come out more powerful than my spoken ones.
To communicate, to make sense of the things in my head, to keep myself company, to try and make something beautiful.  @figmentEDU
@sjus I  so I can be heard. #nationalday
to release my anger
@uvagradu8 I recorded our  convo…& found out that my dad calls the  xoxo that I  on his morning notes a zozo. #oddbutcute
to express what my hearts says….
@Figmentfiction Because sometimes  is the only thing left when you just can’t express yourself aloud anymore.
OMFG! this is so TRUE!!! http://t.co/QxdyfIsy Pretty Little Liars Paranormal Activity 3 # #IfIWereAPet
Another #: Because there are stories everywhere. Becasue stories are how we make sense of ourselves.
I  to feel free
#: As self-healing; to reevaluate my part in the experiences and relationships in which I participate. http://t.co/4KbDdRST
To help girls and young women seize the reins and run their own lives. You have the power!
I  because my thoughts speak louder than my spoken words. #
# it is a completely different realm of existence to me…. I love it so much I can feel everything and make it last forever <3
@MarshJulian84:  I  because knowledge is not to be merely gained; knowledge is to be shared: to enlighten, to empower, and to entertain all!
Between sexy romps and odd jobs, I have to do *something* to entertain myself. #
…LOL because @elliottmrs tells me to! i love you, Mrs. Elliott! <3
QFT part deux.  @slackmistress: I’VE GOT NOTHING ELSE I CAN DO!
@zombiemechanics: @NaNoWriMo I  because I refuse to let others decide how the adventure turns out.
@Junglemonkey: Because the only way to get some voices out of my head is to trap them on paper.
Why I am glad he s –>  @bhockeyjesus # To explore wonder and terror and to whisper that I’m afraid.
# Because the chicks dig it…
QFT.  @CherylHeuton (via @slackmistress): Because they keep giving me more notes
@JaneNX01: @NaNoWriMo I was going to say "So I don’t kill people" but actually I  so I CAN kill people.
Very shocked with this http://t.co/x8DEnTQT Libya
Congrats again to @what_taylorsays for big shout out from@NYTimesLearning. See article about  day: http://t.co/tEpApzMk”
Won’t Live without it http://t.co/03YO9OJt Halloween Pretty Little Liars Christmas #
@rosannecash: .@NYTimesLearning I  to understand. I  to keep the senses from atrophying. I  because I can’t not . #
@KalebNation: Because if you  down what the voices in your head are saying and put it in a book, fewer people think you’re a crazy person. #
@RochelleBilow: # Because I’m a spazzy squirrel when I try to speak. Things come out so much prettier when I have time to think.
@NaNoWriMo I  because I can tell the one story someone might be waiting to read!
@kierstenwhite:  It’s the least destructive addiction I could find.
@JaneNX01: @NaNoWriMo I was going to say "So I don’t kill people" but actually I  so I CAN kill people.
So that 10 years from now I can know exactly what I was feeling/thinking today. #
Somewhere out there, there is a person who needs to hear a story that I know. (Also so I don’t have to get up in the morning.) #
It keeps me sane. I can change the world in my head a lot easier than the world out there.
@Swallow__Me__K: # #SLA http://t.co/lOAEPZuj
@elockhart: I don’t understand , honestly. It feels like someone else wrote my books.
I  to make sense of the world and to share my world with others.
@Swallow__Me__K: # http://t.co/lOAEPZuj
@sjus: Tomorrow is the National Day on . Why do you ? Reply to @SJUs using the hashtag #. We’ll retweet. #eyeSJU
@tavtaught_em: # #SLA http://t.co/UsQudsWq
Because  is freeing and because I must
"I  to remember. I  to forget. I  to the music that opens my heart." that’s #  ♥
because words are EVERYTHING.
@boatssanddhoess: #SLA # http://t.co/jPZIlA1M
It’s a lot cheaper than therapy. Are you celebrating National Day of ? Tell everyone why YOU !
@project: If you missed today’s  #NWP Radio show, you can listen or download it soon at http://t.co/ewHUc61w
@kt_s: why should you  it down? well, here are a few reasons, for starters: http://t.co/bsPjxrwA # // @826Seattle
@susanorlean: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive.
@project: If you missed today’s  #NWP Radio show, you can listen or download it soon at http://t.co/ewHUc61w
@CherylHeuton: Because they keep giving me more notes
@edutopia: Excited to be celebrating National Day of  w/ @Figmentfiction @project @NYTimesLearning today!
because I must
@MarshJulian84:  I  because knowledge is not to be merely gained; knowledge is to be shared: to enlighten, to empower, and to entertain all!
Because my 5th grade teacher gave me a journal to record my thoughts/feelings and I never looked back #
@NaNoWriMo because I have an aversion for happy endings. Why can’t an unhappy ending be as great as a good one?
to inspire people and myself is ! oct 20: national day on
@rcoux17: @sjus In the words of F. Scott Fitzgerlad, I  because I have something to say #
@liviedsays: @sjus I  to process the chaos my mind creates  happy national day on  all delight in the click of pen & keyboard
This is # http://t.co/5842JfSL
@KeliMac333:  There, I can be anything I can possibly imagine. I can save the world, right all the wrongs, and fly to the stars!
@NYTimesLearning: Final update on # for today, with some of our favorite tweets: http://t.co/YZANVBib
@BorowitzReport: Because I had to give up sexting. #
#WhyI because what other job can you do and loaf around feeling bad for yourself and drink beer??? Oh ya, being a #redsox pitcher
Also because I can live vicariously through  my characters and still keep up with  my rigorous television-watching schedule.
I  because it gets me into less trouble than lying.
Because some things shouldn’t stay in my head
@mollygloss:  To tell stories, hear stories, see stories, to share the stories I see behind my eyes.
Because the only way to get some voices out of my head is to trap them on paper.
Because the only way to get some voices out of my head is to trap them on paper.
because it’s a selfish act that hurts no one and makes me feel powerful.
@NaNoWriMo I  because I’m sick of people telling me that I shouldn’t! #
Because if I kept everything I see and think everyday inside and don’t  it down I may go crazy…
# I  because when I talk I don’t tend to make sense, but on paper I can make total sense or not, I am judgement free!
I can’t draw or paint the beauty that I see some days on the beach but sometimes if I am lucky I can find the right words. #
@MrHonner: Inspired by #, I’ve posted some math haiku written by students.  http://t.co/iAr1QuKD #math #mathchat
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@bonniegrrl: # – When this world gets annoying, I have fun creating my own… w/ a lot more cupcakes.
@jasonpinter She sounds like a rather dull and lifeless professor. What about the greats who never went to college?
to get things off my mind
@sarahdessen: Because it is the only thing I do half-decently. Other than make deviled eggs. Also, it saved my life in high school. #
@ShannonDoyne: Words are my favorite thing to worry about. # And thanks for the warm welcome from my co-conspirators @NYTimesLearning.
it’s a lovely way to keep my sanity and to be creative…to, essentially, get out of my head for awhile & explore something new
@rwtnow: Don’t forget to post a tweet on  to celebrate the National Day on : http://t.co/FY0biGeK
Its about the thinking of thoughts that don’t like to stay put.  The pushy kind that demand to be bounced off of other humans.
@tlckildonan: has been loving @NYTimesLearning ‘s # discussion.  I  to give a voice to those who learn differently.
@project: We hope you’ll tell us why you  on Oct. 20, the National Day on : http://t.co/rVHVN8un  #nwp
@terryteachout thank you so much for taking part in !
A practiced r is also an effective communicator, and more importantly, a clearer thinker.
@hillaryfox No romance  tonight. Actually lead a discussion on the  topic.
Sometimes I lose my voice so I keep  hoping that I will find it somewhere and be heard.
to get things off my mind when there’s no one to turn to, or to Trust.
@terryteachout: # (1) To communicate enthusiasm. (2) Money. (3) When I do, I’m never bored. (4) Habit. (5) For some reason, it impresses Mrs. T.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
Unlike the "in person" me, behind the pen I’m unintimidated, self-assured and articulate; always fitting the part, and that’s #
to escape into a wonderful world of fun and play with my two toddler boys…where playtime never ends!!!
Built up emotion is
@bookoisseur: # Because if #Twilight can make that much money, surely someone will publish my stories someday.
@mrsalander: @CBethM My four yr old and I had a great convo about # and why he s… #equallyasproud
Unwritten thought is incomplete thought
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
I  letters to my elderly friends who are too old to talk on the phone to let them know I still care. #WhyI
Im either inspired or emotionally hurt
@INDIEbusiness: I  to equip women to maximize their potential through #smallbiz business ownership. That’s my mission in life and business #WhyI
@KalebNation: Because if you  down what the voices in your head are saying and put it in a book, fewer people think you’re a crazy person. #
I can’t NOT .
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
He also told me that he loves the fairy tales he’s been . So glad he takes pride in his work. Enough to revise it.
@quirkbooks: Today is National Day on . Why do YOU ? http://t.co/qmKf3IOc
@NaNoWriMo  is because if I don’t then the words will just explode out of me and leave a bloody, inky mess.
@goodreads: Today is the National Day on : http://t.co/aCrDo0R6 Lots of interesting discussion on the hashtag
I am a little afraid to  things that are dirty or violent. They still scare me even now but if it’s fiction it’s okay. #
Don’t forget to post a tweet on  to celebrate the National Day on : http://t.co/sZ6IM9wf
@APLang_11_PTHS It allows me to express thoughts & feelings that I may not know how (or may be afraid) to say aloud. #carpenter #
It is the only way I can justify asking my students to
Because it’s my gift to inspire at least one person, even if it is just myself. (thanks for the hashtag reminder @neilhimself!)
I live in my head. #
@CBethM: 5 year old son’s answer to : I  to tell people what I’m doing & where you are & what your life is like.
Happy National Day on . Truly, nothing surpasses written word.
@LiliFRobinson: Because this is fun: http://t.co/niad6Fo9
Someday I will be dead and my DD will find all these boxes in the closet and learn that I had a life before she was born. #
@JaneNX01: @NaNoWriMo I was going to say "So I don’t kill people" but actually I  so I CAN kill people.
Because I self indulgently believe my opinion to be important and unique enough that it should be heard above all others!
It allows me to express thoughts and feelings that I may not know how (or may be afraid) to express aloud. #carpenter #
I think Mary Gaitskill said, "I  to know what I think."  I didn’t know what she meant until I started to .  #am
It is either that, or continue trying to become the queen of procrastination (and I’m told that’s not as glamorous as it sounds)
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
Because there is something inside myself I don’t understand
I  the novels I would like to read but can’t because they don’t exist yet
# to leave my past, & someday see myself in Dewey Decimal System, & someday win a HUGO as First Filipino r to do so @NaNoWriMo
because then the people in my head can get some fresh air  #
Give me your best line from today’s  celebration in class.  I’m waiting.
Can you be my teacher? :) @thompnic:..because I can  and be myself, and no one judges me."Ahh,  is powerful.Love it
@quirkbooks: Today is National Day on . Why do YOU ? http://t.co/qmKf3IOc
@emmajeans: Be the change you want to see in the world.

Be the change you want to see in the world.

@terryteachout: # (1) To communicate enthusiasm. (2) Money. (3) When I do, I’m never bored. (4) Habit. (5) For some reason, it impresses Mrs. T.
5 year old son’s answer to : I  to tell people what I’m doing & where you are & what your life is like.
Since people don’t like to listen to me vent so i vent to Microsoft, becasue it it takes me away from reality becasue I love it,
# to leave my past, & someday see myself in Dewey Decimal System, & someday win a HUGO as First Filipino author to do so@NaNoWriMo
I  to equip women to maximize their potential through #smallbiz business ownership. That’s my mission in life and business #WhyI
@susanorlean: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive.
I  for the joy of it.  Winning contracts and attaining more clients are added bonuses.
I  to capture some moments of time–with my family, friends, students and colleagues. I  to let other moments go. #
I  for a simple reason: to keep a record of my personal and professional life. #
@CBethM My four yr old and I had a great convo about # and why he s… #equallyasproud
Long drive home allowed me time to discuss  with 5 year old son. I loved his answers… #soproud
# I  because it is a way to express myself. I LOVE to  poetry because everything in me just spills out. @TeacherThompson
# can be summed up in 2 very simple words. http://t.co/bTYPIpEi
Christina Aguilera Secret http://t.co/JTC4YiEG #ThingsWeAllHate # Libya
A practiced r who is also an effective communicator, and more importantly, a clearer thinker.
To escape the tedium of my normal life. # @NaNoWriMo @NaNoWriMoYWP
@NaNoWriMo I  b/c sometimes the stories are the only real things in my life.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
I love to hear others stories, dreams, ideas and try to capture them on paper. #
I love to hear others stories, dreams, ideas and try to capture them on paper. #
@web20classroom:  @NYTimesLearning: Final update on # for today, with some of our favorite tweets: http://t.co/jVNx1FKz
# Because if #Twilight can make that much money, surely someone will publish my stories someday.
@meredithnudo: Because I literally have no job skills beyond "my grammar and spelling are only mildly abominable." #
So I can speak out without shouting, so I can create new worlds & escape this one , and because the alternative is unthinkable. #
@jasonschreier: Because I don’t want a pension plan or health insurance.
# I love to  I love making fantasy stories I am actually on page 116 of a book I am  right now @TeacherThompson
@rrmillertime s because she was often not heard in her youth.
#
@JamesEstrin: I  to change the world.
I  because knowledge is not to be merely gained; knowledge is to be shared: to enlighten, to empower, and to entertain all!
@sarahdessen: there is a good chance I will only have conversations w/toddlers. And the voices in my head would mean I am crazy. #
I like making up stories. Like all the time. Whenever it’s quiet, I am plotting something. I’m either crazy or a r. #
# I love it, and I can’t not.
is thinking #
# because I have something to say and can’t yell loud enough
@brianvastag I was hoping you’d have some fun w/this hashtag: # That erudite wit & "aw shucks" mixture is worth reading!
“@knockknock: Happy National Day on !" I  to remember …#
@WomanWriter:  @poh:  @now_awake: it knots and unravels. knots me to others in conversation.  unravels "what it is."  #nwp #unccwp
@SimmonsLibrary: Why do YOU ? Tweet us and use hashtag # !! @NYTimesLearning @SimmonsCollege
I don’t know what happens next, either.  #
I  because I can because I have a plan to find time to sweep my mind and find myself all over again #fas
@twhitrb: # – to get the crazy out. It’s much more useful in words than rattling around in my noggin like a bunch of rocks in a bucket.
“@IamVISTO: Because my thoughts don’t come pre-assembled #”

Ha! Well said. And you do it well too.
@AdamsLisa  Love a lot of your # tweets! Nicely said.
Then you need to , STAT! :)  @kim_law I’m currently going insane.  @annemariebecker To stay sane.
@CassJayTuck: Because if I didn’t let them out of my head, my characters would be pissed. #
@tgregcarpenter: May I have your attention, please?  Listen to this.  Pay attention now.  Seriously, pay attention to me.  Are you listening?
I  because it quiets the voices in my head. #
Because it’s my escape, because it’s my way of being me, of doing what I love. Because, basically, it’s amazing. #
1) without it, i don’t know who i am. 2) to draw others to God. 3) to escape reality 4) it is my best creative outlet. 5) i <3 it
@robinpalmer: To hopefully make someone feel a little less alone.
@MartySmithESPN: The reason # is to maintain sanity. It is liberating. It is clarity. It is a gift and a blessing. And I have no other talents.
@irasocol: I  and all your kids should too, because we need everybody’s stories http://t.co/txi3AyQR #nwp
@alextaylorwolfe:  There are too many stories in my head.   them is the only way to get them to leave me alone! #am #nanowrimo
I think better on paper than in my head
@sarahdessen: Because it is the only thing I do half-decently. Other than make deviled eggs. Also, it saved my life in high school. #
# (1) To communicate enthusiasm. (2) Money. (3) When I do, I’m never bored. (4) Habit. (5) For some reason, it impresses Mrs. T.
If I didn’t  it, the story doesn’t get told.  And there are so many stories to tell, characters to meet.   @NaNoWriMo
“@CassJayTuck: Because if I didn’t let them out of my head, my characters would be pissed. #” good one. (:
has been loving @NYTimesLearning ‘s # discussion.  I  to give a voice to those who learn differently.
@sljournal:  @project: @sljournal We hope you’ll join the  party today to celebrate the National Day on : http://t.co/WcThH6L0
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
To wish @andreazellner a VERY happy birthday!
@KeenePLibrary: I  because its hard. Doing difficult things makes me stronger. Better yet, doing difficult things well makes me feel good.
The reason  is so most people can’t HEAR what I’m REALLY saying out loud..;)@KristineC48 *batting eyelashes* *looking innocent*
# Because I love to unlock the puzzles in history and because it fits every occasion.
@samplereality: Because my megaphone was confiscated in high school.
@KristineC48: @NASCAR community need some help for a good org. My sister works with Nat’l  Project and they are asking people # (cont)
@RobertDMarion:  – because #nanowrimo sparks addictions.
@NaNoWriMo Because I can’t *not* .
# because I am able to do amazing things with my imagination that flow down my brain, to my arm, through my fingers, into my pen…
Because it’s when I’m most alive. #
@goodreads: Today is the National Day on : http://t.co/aCrDo0R6 Lots of interesting discussion on the hashtag
I  to share the wonder. Because I enjoy it. And because I must.
@jenniferweiner: Because I love it. Because I don’t have a choice. Because it makes my readers happy. And because it pisses off the literati.
@NaNoWriMo I  because I can get away with things in fiction I can’t in the real world. – http://t.co/HQPC1XOy
@JulieChristineJ:  #seattle For those moments of bliss when my head & my heart are in perfect alignment. Happens only on the page…
@project: We  b/c it is the–yes, the–crucial tool for critical thinking, whether you’re  a poem or studying a #STEM subject.
so I can put words in your mouth
@APLang_11_PTHS I  because it helps me organize my thoughts on a specific topic and explain them to other people. # #Girouard
Because I’m inarticulate when I speak, but I have myriad opinions.
Love Vonnegut’s answer to  (Number 6): http://t.co/fdXVCthh
Because it’s either that, or go be social.
Yeh!  @mrsjpearson Because it is the best way to reflect on teaching and learning  #mnwcougars
@goodreads: Today is the National Day on : http://t.co/aCrDo0R6 Lots of interesting discussion on the hashtag
Because I grew up in a house full of monsters and the books taught me how to be my own hero. #
@project: We  b/c it is the–yes, the–crucial tool for critical thinking, whether you’re  a poem or studying a #STEM subject.
# Because Its Therapy 4 Me
Words are my favorite thing to worry about. # And thanks for the warm welcome from my co-conspirators @NYTimesLearning.
@kimberlyderting:  @goodreads: Today is the National Day on : http://t.co/aCrhttp://bit.ly/qO0VXgsting discussion on the hashtag
to communicate, to be heard,, to converse but whether it is understood is up for debate.
I always have a million and one things on my mind that’s #
@seananmcguire: I just received twelve bottles of pumpkin cider for  well. Okay, you know ? Fuck money and fame. I  for PUMPKIN CIDER.
@maureenjohnson: # An abundance of brain monkeys and a dearth of other skills.
I  because I am not alone and sad, instead happy and alone when the story or  the poem works its way out of me
Literature to help ASD persons develop Theory of Mind? http://t.co/xX6rwYis  #autism #aspergers  #specialneeds
it’s national why i  dayy
i  because it helps me express my thoughts

Because the squirrels in my head command it! #WhyI (though they don’t command that I blog anymore and I thank my evil masters for that)
Because I love the happiness it brings me and my very own audience. Makes my soul tingle and my true self flourish # @NaNoWriMo
@aimeefriedman: Because actually INTERACTING with imaginary friends is frowned upon by society.
@neilhimself to interpret the world from my point of view!
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@JimmieJohnson @KristineC48 @MartySmithESPN I  because some people actually DO read the articles in @playboy ;-) # #NWP
@826michigan: Volunteer Anna: "Because everything, including my own thoughts, is best when experienced with someone else." #
#seattle For those moments of bliss when my head & my heart are in perfect alignment. Happens only on the page…
@FakeEditor: Based on the  I see every day, many of you
because torturing the English language gives you pleasure. # #FE2
It’s the only way I can get heard most of the time. Words on a page or screen can be profound. #
—-> http://t.co/3zSqcji4 #swag #freestyler
@NaNoWriMo I can express bottled-up emotions without hurting others
Because I don’t know what I think until I work it out through .
to interpret the world from my point of view!
@CherylHeuton: Because they keep giving me more notes
@MissNerdyNicole: # because it keeps me sane. on an unrelated matter, lately I’ve been feeling quite INSANE #miss #notimeever
I’VE GOT NOTHING ELSE I CAN DO!
For money.
Ok rick.. You so smart.  @tripletsfan19: I know the answer to 2 plus 2 is 4 and that’s
Because emotions lead to inspiration, and I have lots of those.
Because emotions lead to inspiration, and I have lots of those. .
I can’t turn my brain off.
# because it isn’t there
@susanorlean: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive.
Love this  bookoisseur: The characters I created were always willing to play with me…even when the other kids weren’t. #"
… Because there’s always time to find ways to better develop my craft. At times it is frustrating, but ultimately rewarding.
B/c it helps me distill the vast amounts of information I consume on a daily basis into something that makes sense of it all.
# Best way to express myself.
@SarahSamudre: As a child, I read poems & stories that made me feel less alone in the world. I  to hopefully do the same for someone else.
I know the answer to 2 plus 2 is 4 and that’s
@wrimosftw: @NaNoWriMo I  because not  hurts. #
why should you  it down? well, here are a few reasons, for starters: http://t.co/IAYKe8sh #
Because the money is so overwhelmingly great.  #lol
because it’s a part of me since I was a child. It saves me from wasting time doing useless things, it matters.
# Because I have something to say!
Because it’s the moments in which I find a little piece of my soul #
@Brandonhale7: I  because its essential to learn,i  to show my feelings. I  to communicate, to have fun, and to meet new people
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
@project: "I  for the youth who never laid in the grass and looked up at the clouds." Al Mills http://t.co/a7zwzy9o  #nwp
@seananmcguire:  People will accept all kinds of things as research when you say "I’m a r."
@Lisa_Antonia: @NaNoWriMo  lets me be what reality denies me.
I  because its essential to learn,i  to show my feelings. I  to communicate, to have fun, and to meet new people
@wheretheclass:  to show my students that anybody could be #davidsedaris.
@NaNoWriMo because I know it’s what I’m meant to do.
@kierstenwhite:  It’s the least destructive addiction I could find.
@Richard_Flores4:  – Because if I didn’t  I would be on Twitter and Facebook way more then I already am.  And no one wants that.
Because I was always told it was science OR literature, not both… and I hated it
, because it is like watching a movie, except you are incharge and get to say how it ends.
@DailyEngHelp: Why I Write: A Celebration of the Nat’l Day on  Oct 20th http://t.co/1jv5eT8U
:)  @judgewhisky  A Write Of Passage http://t.co/y1GuWK5j  thanks to @myearthgirl for challenging my perspective.
@goodreads: Today is the National Day on : http://t.co/aCrDo0R6 Lots of interesting discussion on the hashtag
So true…  @JaneNX01: @NaNoWriMo I was going to say "So I don’t kill people" but actually I  so I CAN kill people.
@montoure: Because getting into your head & making you feel real emotions for imaginary people is the closest thing I have to a superpower. #
@JaneNX01: @NaNoWriMo I was going to say "So I don’t kill people" but actually I  so I CAN kill people.
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
Because I believe  is an extension of speech and if I don’t speak against injustice then I will likely be injusted.
Because I either kill this damned thesis or I start killing you.  All of you.
@paraicodonnell: Because there’s a sheep with steel teeth called Andrew who says he’ll kill Susan Sarandon if I stop. #
@AdviceToWriters: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive. (via @susanorlean)
@Chris_Ledbetter:  because in most cases, I’d rather hang out with my characters than real people (am I wrong for that?)
@MrHonner: Because  shines light on all the dark places.  #
To make sense of the world. To play. To find truths in the lie.
@hirojin: To build brilliantly silly castles, wield mighty swords, and calm the daemons
@nanowrimo  So that I can play God.
@bonniegrrl: # – When this world gets annoying, I have fun creating my own… w/ a lot more cupcakes.
@kamigarcia: "Because the right book at the right time can change your life."
also, being able to give positive feedback has its own rush
@SydneyWriters:  @TwoPens2:  @johnmoe: I really love people but I would rather not speak to them directly.
words are adventure, exploration, clarification–that moment of rightness & discovery feels amazing.
@PoetryFound: "I  to claim my native land even as it has forsaken me, rendered me an outsider." -Natasha Trethewey  http://t.co/poffRL65
@Jordana_Hill Your  was my favorite.
@Jordana_Hill: I  because I am a masochist who enjoys torturing myself with my own literary shortcomings and eternal poverty.
Because no one would and/or could listento me ramble on about the gritty aspect of world or the next life.
Because I can bend truths, create lies, justify myself, and get away with it.
ditto that, sister  @cassmachine I  to make room in my head for living.
@Lisa_Antonia: @NaNoWriMo  lets me be what reality denies me.
@TomPiccirilli: Because alcohol, cocaine, prostitutes, and intensive lifelong therapy cost more than a pen and a piece of paper.
Today is the National Day on  http://t.co/B52EiBer hashtag  Well, am I lucky, I will be  all day today….
@DeputyMitchell: # I  because if I do, my pupils do
[Student Quote]  @MsMercurio: Dreanna, 7th: "I  because my feelings are too powerful to take place in your mind."
@yuvipanda: I  so I can look back at it 10 years from now and laugh at how naive I was :) #
@goodreads: Today is the National Day on : http://t.co/aCrDo0R6 Lots of interesting discussion on the hashtag
in hope that it will be, in fear that it shall come to pass. in pain that it ever was, in joy that it came by.
So the world knows what Alaska is doing to her own people. That’s one reason.
@YAFantasyGuide I  because I like  & that people like reading my book is an added plus #
A Write Of Passage http://t.co/dXO0jDYx  thanks to @myearthgirl for challenging my perspective.
To share the bizarre and manifold adventures of this bunch of monsters living with me
Also my husband thinks it’s pretty hot to be married to an author.
@DanBlank:  @irisblasi: "I  entirely to find out what I’m thinking." –Joan Didion
To show those fuckers.
Tried loads of other jobs. No good.
review in bed, laptop on knees, Schubert Sonatas score open beside me + Burmese cat
@NaNoWriMo  I  because my life is not enough. There are lives that I will never live; people I want to know that don’t exist.
# – to purge the demons from my soul and turn them into entertainers.
To make the world a more informed and fun place, for me and others.
@2morrowknight I 2connect the world,&2focus a spotlight on inspiring people and ideas. To encourage, elevate and share.
@YAFantasyGuide Hey #Writers, can you answer this question and use this hashtag: . Question: Why do you ? Please
To create fascinating and fabulous places that I can visit, and compelling people that I can go play with
I  because I am a masochist who enjoys torturing myself with my own literary shortcomings and eternal poverty.
@BookaliciousPam: # Because no one would believe the stuff that goes on in my dreams if I didn’t tell them.
@brianstelter: It’s the Natl Day on . #: To better understand the world, to better understand each other, and to better understand myself.
@JaneNX01: @NaNoWriMo I was going to say "So I don’t kill people" but actually I  so I CAN kill people.
@wordstohangfrom:  the words well up in me until they overflow. i don’t  because i want to, i  because i have to. and i love it.
@NYTimesLearning: 7 Times journalists told us # this week. Ask them questions! http://t.co/ktpKxZ1Z
@MistressShnooky Oh hush for fuck’s sake. Why do you think I  it? All the things I ? To spare myself having to feel it. #
Always late to the game but #: because imagination is one of our most interesting, if underrated, gifts.  gives it form.
To feel the texture of graphite on paper, to allow characters an escape route from my psyche & to connect through shared stories
@NaNoWriMo because it does some good to let the "crazy" out once in awhile
@peterseibel: Because it’s the best way to think clearly about just about anything.
@noirinp: To make sense of the world, to connect with the world, to save the world
To build brilliantly silly castles, wield mighty swords, and calm the daemons
@FrankLoMonte For every kid who’s ever been told, "you can’t."
@NYTimesLearning: Final update on # for today, with some of our favorite tweets: http://t.co/YZANVBib
because of the tight ball of grief lodged in my chest.
To make sense of the world, to connect with the world, to save the world
@AdviceToWriters: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive. (via @susanorlean)
@chrisricer: # I refuse to stop daydreaming and I cherish talking to myself.
I  because I can control the story.I know the begging middle and end. no surprises that’s #
@joanq6: Because sometimes I’d rather create than consume.
@NaNoWriMo I  to make my husband laugh and myself cry
# ? To express myself
#: so I can share dizzying feeling of loving the right woman.
To allow one who has had closed eyes be able to see inside my heart and feel my pain as well as my love and that’s #
I love putting down thoughts and memories in a way that seems crafted and beautiful #
@paraicodonnell: Because there’s a sheep with steel teeth called Andrew who says he’ll kill Susan Sarandon if I stop. #
@NaNoWriMo I  because the words gotta go somewhere.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@paraicodonnell: Because there’s a sheep with steel teeth called Andrew who says he’ll kill Susan Sarandon if I stop. #
I’m able to express the hidden beauty I contain. My words flow like the current to a small riverbed & that’s #
I  because people
to bring LIFE to thought!
Because there’s a sheep with steel teeth called Andrew who says he’ll kill Susan Sarandon if I stop. #
# cause my soul must be heard, must be felt, must be seen…but most of all to help teach others!
#WhyI to express everything.
To express the identity of ones soul can be done in endless possible ways, but I chose one, that’s #
To create, and by doing so, feel alive. That’s .
the giving of free reign to my imagination, the chance to freak other minds out #
the words well up in me until they overflow. i don’t  because i want to, i  because i have to. and i love it.
Solitude can be expressed best with a pen and paper, that’s #
@EducationPortal It’s National  Day! Check out  Why do you ?
expression is a human trait that can not be contained within the confines of the human skull, therefore that’s #
# I like to listen to stuff like this http://t.co/O7abO0Na
# to be heard, to express myself, and to get others to think!
# expression cannot be held prisoner in my head, it needs to be seen, heard…it needs to be free!
# cause my imagination is just to cramped in my head, I make room by putting it on paper!
@KnuckleHeadDani: #WhyiWrite ? To let everything out when I have nobody else
Be it joy or sorrow, Across the seven seas tomorrow, We are here to share, Entertain, teach and care. #poetry # #film #art
… because I express it better, it feels stronger and sometimes I just can’t speak it…
@JuneCasagrande: # Because any other career would be a direct threat to my food stamp eligibility.
? Because not  doesn’t work out real well.
Too true. “@SydneyWriters:  @TwoPens2:  @johnmoe: I really love people but I would rather not speak to them directly. ”
@AdviceToWriters: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive. (via @susanorlean)
@zombiemechanics: @NaNoWriMo I  because I refuse to let others decide how the adventure turns out.
I  because I’m alive, and I have to share that.  @nanowrimo will prove it!
Time to clear my head & bring out my creative side #.
@seananmcguire: I just received twelve bottles of pumpkin cider for  well. Okay, you know ? Fuck money and fame. I  for PUMPKIN CIDER.
@2morrowknight: I  to connect the world, and to focus a spotlight on inspiring people and ideas. To encourage, elevate and share.
@RainlillyLauren:  to connect with other people. It’s a big f$cking world out there.
~ because it feels like play : )
@finnyknits @africankelli @ecnewlin Sometimes I  and sometimes I don’t. # #whyimnotaWriter
@NaNowrimo I  because I have too much weirdness to keep locked up in my head.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@RManor: # To remember where I’ve been.
@JaneNX01: @NaNoWriMo I was going to say "So I don’t kill people" but actually I  so I CAN kill people.
@zombiemechanics: @NaNoWriMo I  because I refuse to let others decide how the adventure turns out.
Because yesterday, I honestly didn’t have an answer to this question, and after living with it for another day, now I do. #
#WhyiWrite ? Why not? It’s not like anybody else is here to listen.
#WhyiWrite ? To let people know what my heart wants to say when I can’t speak a word.
#WhyiWrite ? To be myself and not be judged.
@Stardragonca:  Because if I make a mistake, nothing blows up.
@mbhampton:  @cyndibrillhart: Because I fell in love with words before I fell in love with people. Because books were my first friends. #
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
@novaren: Because I used to be too shy to say it out loud. And now I’d rather not say it any other way. #
@penguinusa:  @napolitanoann: Like Stephen King said, "Who says I have a choice?"
#WhyiWrite ? To let everything out when I have nobody else
I don’t open a book and say "Tell me a story", I open a book and say "Take me away" I hope to bring that to other readers as well
#WhyiWrite ? To express myself <3
@kierstenwhite:  It’s the least destructive addiction I could find.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
# because I’m even worse at studying for big exams
@FakeEditor: Challenge accepted!  @Janet_Reid: Because no one can crush a r’s hope and dreams as succinctly as I can #
grounds me through evoking everyday experiences, yet allows me to soar through imagined possibilities. Roots and Wings
@JaneNX01: @NaNoWriMo I was going to say "So I don’t kill people" but actually I  so I CAN kill people.
@ProcrastWriter: I  because if I didn’t get all the stories, voices, people and craziness inside my head out on paper, I might die
Because my characters are some of my best friends, and forgive me for remembering Twitter trends a day late.
I  because I want to. Because it allows me to escape into MY mind. @NaNoWriMo
@Lisa_Antonia: @NaNoWriMo  lets me be what reality denies me.
@cyndibrillhart: Because I fell in love with words before I fell in love with people. Because books were my first friends. #
@TomPiccirilli: Because alcohol, cocaine, prostitutes, and intensive lifelong therapy cost more than a pen and a piece of paper.
@AdviceToWriters: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive. (via @susanorlean)
@terryteachout: # (1) To communicate enthusiasm. (2) Money. (3) When I do, I’m never bored. (4) Habit. (5) For some reason, it impresses Mrs. T.
@Slate: Enjoying the  hashtag in honor of National  Day.  @Andy_Richter: Words be gooder than numbers!
@brianstelter: It’s the Natl Day on . #: To better understand the world, to better understand each other, and to better understand myself.
@goodreads: Today is the National Day on : http://t.co/aCrDo0R6 Lots of interesting discussion on the hashtag
@SydneyWriters:  @TwoPens2:  @johnmoe: I really love people but I would rather not speak to them directly.
? To shake up the whole film industry! http://t.co/mCtQ8ksb
@montoure: Because getting into your head & making you feel real emotions for imaginary people is the closest thing I have to a superpower. #
Because if I make a mistake, nothing blows up.
@tedrosececi: I  because I have a terrible memory.
@goodreads: Today is the National Day on : http://t.co/aCrDo0R6 Lots of interesting discussion on the hashtag
@fiveohthree: Because there are people whose stories deserve to be told but who don’t have the voice to tell them. # @larrysvabek
@EvelynNAlfred: I’m never going to have children. Words are what I can share.
@SydneyWriters:  @TwoPens2:  @johnmoe: I really love people but I would rather not speak to them directly.
@AdviceToWriters: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive. (via @susanorlean)
@aponbhola:  because the world in my s feels closer to home than the world i inhabit
Because there are people whose stories deserve to be told but who don’t have the voice to tell them. # @larrysvabek
@Hailinel: # Because I feel the urge to share the ideas in my head with others.
I  because I have a terrible memory.
@Lanie_Barnes:  I don’t , this is just me playing with my imaginary friends and communicating with the voices in my head lol.
@RManor: # To remember where I’ve been.
@marthawells1:  Because books saved my life when I was a kid, and it would be awesome to do that for someone else, even if I never know them.
@mdermansky:  Because I like to make things up. Improbable coincidences. Imaginary places. As many standard poodles as I want.
@annleary: Too old to pole dance
@neilwilliamson:   Because I genuinely can’t not.
# To remember where I’ve been.
@JoeFinder: Because I will never wield this much power in a non-imaginary world.
@hab318princess:  I get a feeling of wellbeing / escape and of being creative with words
@rihani:  Because no one else is telling the story I want to read, the way I want to read it. Damnit.
@maureenjohnson: # An abundance of brain monkeys and a dearth of other skills.
@thejillthompson:  cuz the people in my head keep telling me stories ;-)
@deliasherman:  it scratches an itch that can’t be otherwise scratched.
@jenniferbrozek: Because  allows me to express myself in ways I cannot in the flesh. It allows me to dream my dreams.
@sorayadarabi: "Historians draw a distinction between prehistory and history with history defined by the advent of " ? to keep life moving
I don’t , this is just me playing with my imaginary friends and communicating with the voices in my head lol.
@IrisBlasi: "I  entirely to find out what I’m thinking." –Joan Didion
@SydneyWriters:  @TwoPens2:  @johnmoe: I really love people but I would rather not speak to them directly.
# Because I feel the urge to share the ideas in my head with others.
because the world in my s feels closer to home than the world i inhabit
@TwoPens2:  @johnmoe: I really love people but I would rather not speak to them directly.
@quantumprophecy: Because it’s NOT there.
@CandaceHavens: Putting the voices in my head on paper  has kept the men in white coats with the funny jackets away. At least so far… #
@kitchenmage:  @rihani:  Because the voices in my head sometimes want to talk to other people too.
@bonniegrrl: # – When this world gets annoying, I have fun creating my own… w/ a lot more cupcakes.
@notlikenormal:  It’s cheaper than therapy.
@FlorentineQuill: @NaNoWriMo I  because I can, want, and have to. There are a thousand reasons why and  lets me share them all.
@KerriNTurner: On another note: # Because I have to. Simply don’t feel like me when I’m not #
@NaNoWriMo I  to make sure all my dreams come true
@NaNoWriMo I  because I can, want, and have to. There are a thousand reasons why and  lets me share them all.
@NaNoWriMo An idea explodes in my thoughts and I want to make it live  Without  I feel incomplete
So that the ricocheting thoughts can glide out, often unearthing and bringing with them previously unrealized gems. #
Dahil gusto ko mag-imagine. #
@Lisa_Antonia: @NaNoWriMo  lets me be what reality denies me.
@katyha: # Because if I stop, the invisible aliens who guide my fingers will destroy the planet.
Blogging the National Day on  … – The Learning Network: We’re keeping an eye on the # Twitter … http://t.co/bwdzy7gQ
Also, it helps me to feel at peace in my role as a character in this grand, never-ending story of life. #
#: because if done correctly,  gives me the chance of touching a someone’s soul.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
Because it’s in my blood; I go mad without words. And because magic does exist in this world, and  lets me create it. #
I breathe, therefore I
"@EdenGlenn:  Because there have been times in my life when I like the worlds I make up better than the real one." Ditto lol
@Darinstrauss: IN 1995 Qaddafi published a story collection called “The Village, the City, the Suicide of the Astronaut and Other Tales.”
@sharontherose: # Because the alternative is slowly dying inside as that which should blossom withers away.
@marthawells1:  Because books saved my life when I was a kid, and it would be awesome to do that for someone else, even if I never know them.
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
I just like stories.  Period.   #
Because my dreams are too bizarre not to put into words. #
@goodreads: Today is the National Day on : http://t.co/aCrDo0R6 Lots of interesting discussion on the hashtag
I  to indulge myself in a completely different vernacular from how I normally speak.
@annadavid Every reason you gave & more.  #FromEvelynParkToDaveSquare #ComingOutLaterThisYr #RosedogBooks
@mikestuchbery: Because this planet is simultaneously the most wonderful & awful place I’ve ever been & I’d rather it were the former.
@RozKaveney: # Because there are all sorts of stories and poems not in the world yet that I want to be able to read, and I have to tell them.
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
I  because I had good teachers who believed in me and relatives who encouraged me. #
@marthawells1:  Because books saved my life when I was a kid, and it would be awesome to do that for someone else, even if I never know them.
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
@Urrealism: Mexican healer said when we  we light bonfires in our souls & the lost can follow them home. #
@napolitanoann: Like Stephen King said, "Who says I have a choice?"
@seananmcguire: I just received twelve bottles of pumpkin cider for  well. Okay, you know ? Fuck money and fame. I  for PUMPKIN CIDER.
@maureenjohnson: # An abundance of brain monkeys and a dearth of other skills.
Det är ‘National day of ‘ idag, enligt Goodreads. Jag följer  för inspiration!
# to break what needs to be broken, and mend what needs to be healed.
@Samuel_Seaborn: Because I want to use words and ideas to raise people’s heart rates and get them to act.
@kristavoda: I  because I can’t dunk or throw a TD pass. A really killer line or intro gives me the same adrenaline rush as an athlete
because, really, for some people there is no other way to make it through this life
@YAFantasyGuide: Hey #Writers, can you answer this question and use this hashtag: . Question: Why do you ? Please
@StillDormant: "@alyssc01: I  because it is the closest place to heaven that I can find on earth. @NaNoWriMo  " – E> that!
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
to connect with other people. It’s a big f$cking world out there.
@kristavoda: I  because I can’t dunk or throw a TD pass. A really killer line or intro gives me the same adrenaline rush as an athlete
The power of language …
so much shit on twitter is bc alot of weird shit goes through my head that i kinda sorta want ppl to see .
Today Is ‘National Day on ’ – GalleyCat http://t.co/QZW1DDON via @galleycat
Because I WANT to… #
@ElliottMrs   opens doors like books do.  gives birth to life, whether it’s real or fake. as life goes on, we .
so much shit on twitter instead of sayin it out loud is bc i don ‘t really wanna hear anyone ‘s opinon on what i have to say .
Because I’d go insane without it.
@brownbookshelf: @Devas_T: When I wrote, I could be brave. I could make you laugh. I could make you mad. #
@brownbookshelf: @olugbemisola: I  to really listen to your story, and mine.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@brownbookshelf: @kelstarly: I  to help make sure kids today have a different reality.
@brownbookshelf: @PaulaChase: A lot of times it’s not about the message, but how it’s told.
@brownbookshelf: @GwenTheGweat: Because I’m a reader, I .
@FrankLoMonte: For every kid who’s ever been told, "you can’t."
Because I want my stories to entertain more than the voices in my head #
to express what’s been left out ~ identities, time, places, voices…
# to connect, clarify, create, collaborate, connect, consider, and to continue :)
@JaneNX01: @NaNoWriMo I was going to say "So I don’t kill people" but actually I  so I CAN kill people.
@neverwear: # ..to get those swallowed diamonds back out..#swallowingDiamonds
Because it allows people to find meaning safely, in their own home, bi-directionally.
Because I can’t sing or dance. #
Because I love it.  #NationalDay
it’s  or lose my mind. i choose the controlled insanity, thanks.
@litquake Because there are so many missing articles on wikipedia
@NaNoWriMo I  to get access to a better world.
@wombatdeamor I’m a little late. Because my (longer)  is much more interesting than I am.  [Mhmm.]
@PoetryFound: "I  to claim my native land even as it has forsaken me, rendered me an outsider." -Natasha Trethewey  http://t.co/poffRL65
# Couldn’t imagine keeping all these thoughts in my head, My Music is My Therapy, My Rhymes are my Rehab, #Trappedinbetweenthelines
@YAFantasyGuide: Hey #Writers, can you answer this question and use this hashtag: . Question: Why do you ? Please
Because most people don’t really listen.
@Ldysweet Stress reliever that’s # [Yes, yes]
… someone has to, else this story will never be told.
crap poetry http://t.co/ZIxF1cSk
@Aureha:  The passion of stories that need to be told. <3
@MrHonner: Inspired by #, I’ve posted some math haiku written by students.  http://t.co/iAr1QuKD #math #mathchat
@thebookmaven:  I  because I read. I don’t ever want the world to run out of words. @NYTImesLearning
@brianstelter: It’s the Natl Day on . #: To better understand the world, to better understand each other, and to better understand myself.
@SharonGerlach: Because it’s cheaper than psychotherapy, and as necessary as breathing. #
@JoeFinder: Because I will never wield this much power in a non-imaginary world.
I  because the penis mightier than the sword ..  #
I didn’t like the way some stories ended, I had to  my own.
@Andy_Richter: Words be gooder than numbers!
@finallyhereiam: for there is always a story, a thought, a hope, a dream, a happy song, and a sad tune.
to better learn what I already know …  #
@LaurelSnyder: Because I still want to believe in the magic world, and  helps me live there.
That is #
@barrylyga: Because as hard as it is, it feels worse not to.  #fb
cause sometimes there’s nothing else to do #
I  to meet new people. @NaNoWriMo #
My next tweet will only require 32 characters. #
I’m never going to have children. Words are what I can share.
@Icepacklady: My 6th grade teacher told me I was a poet. I believed her. #WhyI
#: because I’m horrible at the art of conversation, yet I have things I’d like to say.
Because literature is the soul of humanity…
@EvelynNAlfred:  @astr0gilda  @wallacescott: I  because I know I am going to die.  [*snaps*]
@montoure: Because getting into your head & making you feel real emotions for imaginary people is the closest thing I have to a superpower. #
# so I don’t have to talk n possibly be judged by other people
To learn (notes), to communicate with family and friends (texting), to get $ (work), and to use my imagination & creativity.
# If I don’t I may loose my mind!
@astr0gilda  @wallacescott: I  because I know I am going to die.  [*snaps*]
To acknowledge whats not, to motivate myself, to remember where and when I stumble so that I won’t fall into another’s trap… #
about rs and teachers http://t.co/m267OEHd
@penguinusa:  @Urrealism: Mexican healer said when we  we light bonfires in our souls & the lost can follow them home. #
@SydneyWriters:  @beekers03:  @AdviceToWriters: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive.
# better way to express my feelings

http://t.co/odbVn27T

http://t.co/odbVn27T

about rs http://t.co/O45U9Qor“mr-torpey-nick-sir”-the-pleasures-of-messing-with-teacher-and-r-identities/
Stress reliever that’s #
# because my pen & paper are my true friends.
I  to exist. #
I  because it’s a passion, http://t.co/JKSA3mcs
# to explell my inner Ego
@elsewisemedia: There’s a wealth of  essays worthy of your reading time here: http://t.co/T432zzO7
@BrandYou  to get kids  http://t.co/rVmP9nbe

http://t.co/fggkxDmr

@lee_re: To understand myself, other people, the world. #
To express my thoughts, to entertain, to persuade, to inform, to relieve stress, and most of all because it is fun and powerful.

http://t.co/o9GOGYV1

@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
There’s a wealth of  essays worthy of your reading time here: http://t.co/T432zzO7
@MisfitRibbons: It’s like a little part of your mind twisted through words, characters, and settings… and in the end, your stories are you
# To provide my fellow citizens with news they need and to have the honor sharing their stories one column inch at a time.
@disgrasian: Because I’m not really good at anything else

http://t.co/mJCAm63N

@beekers03:  @AdviceToWriters: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive.

http://t.co/VbZQHAxP

To chronicle my yesterdays and gain some better sense of trajectory.
@NaNoWriMo – I  to learn, to feel alive, to change, to let my imagination run wild, to reach others, and to reach myself. #
@wallacescott: I  because I know I am going to die.
@kelsey_bar:  @AdviceToWriters: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive.
http://t.co/eH2PbcIK Here are some visuals to our  work today. Thanks to everyone for supporting the work we are doing.
Because I’m a storyteller. And I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t one.
@kierstenwhite:  It’s the least destructive addiction I could find.
# http://t.co/0hmKj21k Visit http://t.co/50Hpedxa and get encouraged today.
I , therefore I AM…WHAT I SAY I AM, not what you say I am, but I am
NOT, unless I  what I am…Uh. I have a headache
I’m a little late. Because my (longer)  is much more interesting than I am.
@AdviceToWriters: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive.
@wallacescott: I  because I know I am going to die.
To make contemplative time feel productive. It’s outer evidence of inner process: "I *am* working! Look–I have a transcript!"
# http://t.co/vAGICp4C. I  to motivate and lead people towards repentance and restoration in their lives
#
to relieve stress
@JaneNX01: @NaNoWriMo I was going to say "So I don’t kill people" but actually I  so I CAN kill people.
@NaNoWriMo  I  because I have to. It is impossible for me to NOT . And I love it! All these friends I create for myself.
@susanorlean: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive.
Because there has to be another way to get people’s attention when my actual voice can’t be heard.  @NaNoWriMo
To tell a story that will touch, inspire, move a reader and allow them to get lost in another world more fantastic than their own.#
Yep, me too.  @LaurelSnyder: Because I’m a total ENFP, and when I get lonely the page talks back to me.
@PoetryFound: "I  to claim my native land even as it has forsaken me, rendered me an outsider." -Natasha Trethewey  http://t.co/poffRL65
@ninsiana0: I  because poetry & stories speak to us in a way that statistics & facts cannot. Also: creation helps breed understanding.
Because I have things to say and  helps me communicate them.
because i’ve always wanted to know what it’s like to be someone else.
#: because for the next 160 characters I hold another person’s attention.
@bbcrsroom when speech isn’t enough, when eyes dont express the depth of the emotion, when silence is just a hollow, i
Because it’s what I was born to do.
I  to keep myself busy, its my hobby.
Me too  "@karthick62: Can’t fly.but the  gives the feel "
Because I want to be a professional aphorist when I grow up, and concise expression of thought requires lots of practice.
@cyndibrillhart: Because I fell in love with words before I fell in love with people. Because books were my first friends. #
It’s like a little part of your mind twisted through words, characters, and settings… and in the end, your stories are you
So that I can share my dreams and nightmares, and show others my world. And to pay it forward to all rs who inspire me.
@teetate:  because I want my legacy to be a world where dreams were never impossible & a truth that lives & breathes beyond imagination
# To stay sane.
Because it’s one way to make sure the stuff I love gets into stories. #
Yes I have! How about my  buddies? “@SydneyWriters: Ahoy there rs — Have you got involved in # yet?”
@mysterylover12: Because I’m seriously afraid my original characters would kill me in my sleep if I didn’t  their stories.
@LianaBayne_CT: If I weren’t challenged by something new every day, I wouldn’t feel satisfied with my life.
@Jackson_porter: Because if my stories were only kept in my head, I’d have a heart attack. #
@2morrowknight: I  to connect the world, and to focus a spotlight on inspiring people and ideas. To encourage, elevate and share.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@KalebNation: Because if you  down what the voices in your head are saying and put it in a book, fewer people think you’re a crazy person. #
@JoeFinder: Because I will never wield this much power in a non-imaginary world.
@LaurelSnyder: Because I still want to believe in the magic world, and  helps me live there.
@JaneNX01: @NaNoWriMo I was going to say "So I don’t kill people" but actually I  so I CAN kill people.
Can’t fly.but the  gives the feel
To get people to feel, to think and to act.  #Whyi
Tumblr is #. <3
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@2morrowknight: I  2 connect the world, & 2 focus a spotlight on inspiring ppl & ideas. 2 encourage, elevate & share.
because i have to.
So that I can have freedom to express anything and everything. #
@2morrowknight: I  2 connect the world, & 2 focus a spotlight on inspiring ppl & ideas. 2 encourage, elevate & share.
because I believe that I have important things to say.
# Because the alternative is slowly dying inside as that which should blossom withers away.
# Because the alternative is slowly dying inside as that which should blossom withers away.
for there is always a story, a thought, a hope, a dream, a happy song, and a sad tune.
@YAFantasyGuide It’s the only way I can pull off being a 48 year old man from Florida without the weird looks from others.  haha
@heoj I thanked Katherine before and thanks to YOU too for working to create the beautiful  celebration. love it.
# to express what I feel but sometimes can’t say .
# :so people can read
? So I can commit murder or make love to who ever I want without the unpleasantness of jail or guilt.
@2morrowknight: I  to connect the world, and to focus a spotlight on inspiring people and ideas. To encourage, elevate and share.
@2morrowknight: I  to connect the world, and to focus a spotlight on inspiring people and ideas. To encourage, elevate and share.
I  to connect the world, and to focus a spotlight on inspiring people and ideas. To encourage, elevate and share.
To create such a surreal reality, it’s almost impossible to leave.
@Cindy_Borgne: I  because I like to create and entertain others.
@lee_re: To understand myself, other people, the world. #
# to make people listen to me.
# …uhh i dont  but if i did id  to stop from goin off on people like i usually do:)
@project: If you missed today’s  #NWP Radio show, you can listen or download it soon at http://t.co/ewHUc61w
@PoetryFound: "I  because…the soul sings for justice and the song is #poetry." -Natasha Trethewey  http://t.co/poffRL65
# to express myself. Occasionally it doesn’t all come out unless it is on the page…
@heoj Hey Holly! As promised, I want to support you and your great ‘National Day on ‘ hashtag  …here is my mine …
@AdviceToWriters: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive. (via @susanorlean)
@mmwwah I’ve been having misprisions like that for days now! I keep reading  as #whyimwhite
cuz deciding how the story ends is a joy…. and music is my passion… songs r just a way to express my feelings…”
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@APLang_11_PTHS  is my therapy. I  about my thoughts and release my emotions without feeling judged. #
@danblank:  @IrisBlasi: "I  entirely to find out what I’m thinking." –Joan Didion
Because I can’t be a super villain in real life. #
@AdviceToWriters: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive. (via @susanorlean)
@jriceepstein:  Sometimes my point gets lost between my mind and my mouth. But on paper, I can get my story straight. See also: #whyirevise
@lee_re: To understand myself, other people, the world. #
@AdviceToWriters: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive. (via @susanorlean)
makes life worthwhile to me. That’s all. #
Because @JHertenstein is an #asshole #
If I don’t, I will EXPLODE #
cos deciding hw the story ends is a joy…. and music is my passion… songs r just a way to express my feelings…
@2ndferment You’ve helped move me closer to the edge – to taking the blogging plunge, that is! @brandyou #
because I want my legacy to be a world where dreams were never impossible & a truth that lives & breathes beyond imagination
@hkwong:  : to let my soul sing and let my imagination rule. @NaNoWriMo
@goodreads: Today is the National Day on : http://t.co/aCrDo0R6 Lots of interesting discussion on the hashtag
To express the things I can’t say is  ;)
If I weren’t challenged by something new every day, I wouldn’t feel satisfied with my life.
"@alyssc01: I  because it is the closest place to heaven that I can find on earth. @NaNoWriMo  " – E> that!
bcuz ppl can see whats running threw my mind :)
@kristavoda: I  because I can’t dunk or throw a TD pass. A really killer line or intro gives me the same adrenaline rush as an athlete
Because it’s when my mouth is silent that I’m able to express myself best.
@YAFantasyGuide: Hey #Writers, can you answer this question and use this hashtag: . Question: Why do you ? Please
@GalleyCat: Today is "National Day on ." Share your story at the # hashtag: http://t.co/MgUHKmm1
@YAFantasyGuide: Hey #Writers, can you answer this question and use this hashtag: . Question: Why do you ? Please
@GalleyCat: Today is "National Day on ." Share your story at the # hashtag: http://t.co/MgUHKmm1
because there are so many things to say, but very few moments to voice them all.
@AdviceToWriters: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive. (via @susanorlean)
"I am a little pencil in the hand of a  God who is sending a love letter to the world." -Mother Teresa
There lurks sometimes a ferocious itch in my head that words must scratch.
@Nanowrimo There’s something hiding in my brain that wants to say something; it somehow managed to gain control of my pen hand
MT @ElsieSnuffin Because the world can never be too smart, too funny, [too well educated, or too understanding]
Because it’s cheaper than psychotherapy, and as necessary as breathing. #
: to explore imaginative spaces, to redefine the boundaries of possibility
I  to bring amazing stories to my readers. It is a part of me and a way to express myself. Its in my blood, it’s in my soul. #
@KerriNTurner: On another note: # Because I have to. Simply don’t feel like me when I’m not #
I  therefore I am.
@elewilliams: @SydneyWriters Because life is story, and I want to document it
I almost forgot to post . I  for the same reason why I read. To escape. To imagine. Because I must.
On another note: # Because I have to. Simply don’t feel like me when I’m not #
3rd reason : There are characters & entire worlds trapped inside my imagination~ # sets them free. #MyWANA
@wallacescott: I  because I know I am going to die.
I , because if I didn’t I’d go insane from the voices. # #notcrazyseriously
@SydneyWriters Because life is story, and I want to document it
@Samuel_Seaborn: Because I want to use words and ideas to raise people’s heart rates and get them to act.
Because I was going slowly mad before I let the voices out to play on paper. Because OCD is not what it seems. Because it’s fun. #
@wc_bsu: To remember who I’ve been  #dayon http://t.co/UcoeJAkv
To remind people what is real and important – even when I’m not sure myself.
@ElsieSnuffin: Because the world can never be too smart or too funny.
@dmdiane: To add magic to my world and then share #
# Sometimes real life is do boring and I need a place to escape to.
@YAFantasyGuide The character voices in my head tell me to.  #Writers
@megancrewe: Because the characters and stories in my head make me miserable if I don’t let them out. And also because I love it.
@sarahbethdurst:  Because books are magic. And I want magic in my life.
@yafantasyguide Because the heroes & heroines running through my head would never leave me alone. Plus I love a *good* HEA
The other reason I :  is eternal.  If I , a small bit of who I am will live forever.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
Because I read Louisa May Alcott when I was a girl and wanted to grow up to be just like Jo.
@oprahbooklist # is because this life is too precious to not to be recorded on papers and become eternal.
I  because… if I didn’t I would go absolutely, utterly insane
Because the stories beg to be told and won’t leave me alone until I do. I want to know how the story ends.
Because overanalyzing the plot threads of HGTV shows gets old sometimes.
@YAFantasyGuide: Hey #Writers, can you answer this question and use this hashtag: . Question: Why do you ? Please
So I have something to do when hubby is watching T.V # ;p
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@YAFantasyGuide: Hey #Writers, can you answer this question and use this hashtag: . Question: Why do you ? Please
to channel my thoughts. it gets crowded up there. gotta get it out of my head and onto paper. #therapy101
I  because I know I am going to die.
I  to silence the cacophony of voices in my head. #
@BrianaScribbles: Because my pen is the escape for the people and worlds residing in my mind.
Ahoy there rs — Have you got involved in # yet?
To share my dreams.
I  so I won’t explode.
@YAFantasyGuide: Hey #Writers, can you answer this question and use this hashtag: . Question: Why do you ? Please
To add magic to my world and then share #
The passion of stories that need to be told. <3
# is really because @neilhimself applied boot to derriere. That, and bridges http://t.co/AkFmNYAe
@YAFantasyGuide: Hey #Writers, can you answer this question and use this hashtag: . Question: Why do you ? Please
@YAFantasyGuide: Hey #Writers, can you answer this question and use this hashtag: . Question: Why do you ? Please
@goodreads: Today is the National Day on : http://t.co/aCrDo0R6 Lots of interesting discussion on the hashtag
Hey #Writers, can you answer this question and use this hashtag: . Question: Why do you ? Please
Love the  #SpiritDay synergy. Two beautiful things that go great together.
Once all nine billion names are down solid we can level up #
@NathanBransford: Everyone who s does so because they want to nudge the world in a different direction.
Because my pen is the escape for the people and worlds residing in my mind.
@AdviceToWriters: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive. (via @susanorlean)
The reason # is to tell All #MyNewFavoriteSong #wefoundlove by Rihanna
@nasimsXD: I  because I build bridges for people to visit other worlds and be other people. @nanowrimo
@johnmoe: I really love people but I would rather not speak to them directly.
Tonight I finished my personal statement to apply to Westminster’s Masters in Communication program.
@DanKennedy_NYC: I have no idea why, but it is evidently going to drag me around until it’s done with me, and then I’m sure I’ll be through.
@RachelMWest: It’s National  Day! Yay! Why do you ? : because if I didn’t, I’d be that girl who overshares my feelings.
@thebookdress: to make sense of things that get broken, like hearts and political systems
Finish up 13 hour work day. Immediately feel unproductive because haven’t written anything all day.
Bought way too many pencils like 2 years ago. #
We were supposed to tweet  on October 20th. Another deadline missed…
@bookoisseur: # Because if #Twilight can make that much money, surely someone will publish my stories someday.
@oprahbooklist: Today is "National Day on ." Share your story with the # hashtag!
Aside from love of stories there’s another reason : I have to, I must, & I need to. It’s an inescapable compulsion and addiction.
It’s National  Day! Yay! Why do you ? : because if I didn’t, I’d be that girl who overshares my feelings.
@poh: If you missed yesterday’s  #NWP radio show, check it out here: http://t.co/ecCjn8Uk Listen to  some amazing rs!
#: to interpret the world from my point of view!  @GuardianRosa
#: to interpret the world from my point of view!  @GuardianRosa
# because it helps me sort through my thoughts
Inspired by  , we’d like to start #whyilearn ! We’d love to hear from you! Pls !
I bump into stories all the time, sometimes blindly. Words let me feel my way along till I arrive somewhere, seeing more clearly.
@jndevereux: Because I’m a semi-narcissist w/out many other skills, and for the occasional moments of elation that burst through the drudgery.
@purpleclaire Definitely look into a G-2 gel Pilot Pen – they are the BEST for long-form ! #nanowrimo
=breathing
@LeighEllwood: What you can do to help the 99% authors. http://t.co/EaHLbqmM #FridayReads # #reading #Kindle
@MrsThompsonsELA I  because what I think matters! #
@jndevereux: Because I’m a semi-narcissist w/out many other skills, and for the occasional moments of elation that burst through the drudgery.
Planning a Toronto protest?: http://t.co/ZKo31PXP You’ll need a permit for you and friends! #roft #bloggers #fail #toronto#TOpoli
@jndevereux: Because I’m a semi-narcissist w/out many other skills, and for the occasional moments of elation that burst through the drudgery.
@NaNoWriMoYWP To let women with or surviving cancer know that their feelings are valid.
Got a loose plot idea & my main character for my first @NaNoWriMo. The stories inside me, gotta let it out.
@LeighEllwood: What you can do to help the 99% authors. http://t.co/EaHLbqmM #FridayReads # #reading #Kindle
@jndevereux: Because I’m a semi-narcissist w/out many other skills, and for the occasional moments of elation that burst through the drudgery.
@LeighEllwood: What you can do to help the 99% authors. http://t.co/EaHLbqmM #FridayReads # #reading #Kindle
For a less manic message from me, go here please: http://t.co/0HU9d5Mx. # #WhyILaugh #WhyIStandUpWhenIWork cc: @google @BookishHQ
Houston Wrimos: Why do YOU ? I  because, well, it makes me happy!
@LeighEllwood: What you can do to help the 99% authors. http://t.co/EaHLbqmM #FridayReads # #reading #Kindle
What you can do to help the 99% authors. http://t.co/FcZLH26i #FridayReads # #reading #Kindle
What you can do to help the 99% authors. http://t.co/EaHLbqmM #FridayReads # #reading #Kindle
What you can do to help the 99% authors. http://t.co/sltxlba9 #FridayReads # #reading #Kindle
@jndevereux: Because I’m a semi-narcissist w/out many other skills, and for the occasional moments of elation that burst through the drudgery.
@penguinusa:  @Urrealism: Mexican healer said when we  we light bonfires in our souls & the lost can follow them home. #
# – because  is like my version of the Pensieve http://t.co/CTitMRuJ
Lots of really good stuff from top editors & journos on industry’s bright future. http://t.co/rXI0Uyxx via @adage @mathewi #cuj11
because it’s the only form of prayer i’ve got.
#FF to these orgs for tweeting #: @CommonSenseEdu @newtechnetwork @TheDSCWay @TeachHub @826National @Collaborize
@karissachen Or worse, you can hear about the actual book they want to , or why YOU should  that book for them
so that i can hear everyone i meet at parties tell me how they want to  a book one day too.
@826National: We loved the  fun. Check out our list of 826  centers to see reasons from staff across the nation http://t.co/IQegRyv2
@NaNoWriMo We  because we can consume more coffee!!
We loved the  fun. Check out our list of 826  centers to see reasons from staff across the nation http://t.co/IQegRyv2
@NaNoWriMo I  because it’s my escape from the reality around me. A change of scenery.
@jndevereux: Because I’m a semi-narcissist w/out many other skills, and for the occasional moments of elation that burst through the drudgery.
Cosigned.  @edutopia A big #FF to our # friends: @FigmentEDU @project @NYTimesLearning
@jndevereux: Because I’m a semi-narcissist w/out many other skills, and for the occasional moments of elation that burst through the drudgery.
@ToddRMoody: Gaining pageviews one a time,  for teh win? http://t.co/Mhz8c7ty  #reading #myWANA #am
Gaining pageviews one a time,  for teh win? http://t.co/Mhz8c7ty  #reading #myWANA #am
@edutopia: A big #FF to our # friends: @FigmentEDU @project @NYTimesLearning
I  because I like to take notes and because I like to record events and what happened at them. D.P.
@automatik_jack: @826michigan "Because if I don’t keep the ink manufacturers working, who will?" #
@The_Write_WayNL I express how I feel & about my life, No one knows who I really am on the outside. This is # Artaesia H.
Store and Events Coordinator Sara: "When I , I’m more mindful and appreciative of what’s around me."
I  because ideas are bursting to get out. And because I have deadlines.
@The_Write_WayNL It helps me understand better. Also, I am relaxed when I . # S.D
@The_Write_WayNL Why do you ? I  to get my point across without using my mouth. # Antonio Harrington
@The_Write_WayNL To escape my pains in life & to enter wonderful palces with no flaws!! # B.A
I  because it’s required H.W.
@The_Write_WayNL I  b/c it’s very relaxing & it help me to stay one. That’s # Jasmine McCline.
@edutopia: A big #FF to our # friends: @FigmentEDU @project @NYTimesLearning
@The_Write_WayNL It helps me grow alot& it helps me with imagery. It gives me a picture in my head. # Y.W
i  because my teacher tells me to T.Z
A big #FF to our # friends: @FigmentEDU @project @NYTimesLearning
@The_Write_WayNL When I can’t tell someone how I feel I can express myself or feeling on a piece of paper. # Marcel Matthews
#: I  to make sense of the world and to share my world with others.  @GHYeilding
#: I  to make sense of the world and to share my world with others.  @GHYeilding
Thanks to everyone who participated in yesterday’s # frenzy! We’ve got some more great answers, so the party continues today.
i  to remeber stories of my life and vacations E.F
@The_Write_WayNL I want to  no one said I couldn’t. I could  about my life, & i’m not going to b/c my life is 4 me. # D.R
@The_Write_WayNL i  to stop thinking about the bad things in life.  T.W
I  to remember funny stories that have happened in my life.T.W.
Today on the BloGG: In honor of the National Day on  yesterday, tell us your answer to  http://t.co/JNjr7Sl7
@The_Write_WayNL I like to express myself in all types of  ways. Thats how I let it out.  K.S
Please pray for me. http://t.co/QmNTiPsh
@The_Write_WayNL I love  to get a way from my other life & to come up with stories.  is what I do. # Arnelle Johnson
@edutopia: Don’t forget to join us in tweeting about  to celebrate the National Day on  today: http://t.co/89UMS5Da
@MeiLinMiranda: I died and was revived. Figured I better get all this nonsense out of me before the next/last time that happens…  @neilhimself
@ToddRMoody: Sometimes I find that it’s easy to be myself, sometimes I find it’s better to be somebody else.
I  because my teacher make me.C.D
@The_Write_WayNL Helpsme get everything off my mind.AlsoI  b/c it relaxes my brain when I cant function right in school.  S.B
@edutopia: New from @finleyt Why I Write? To Save My Sanity http://t.co/LyrmhgHC
@pschoolsystems: Great personal story!  @edutopia: New from @finleyt Why I Write? To Save My Sanity http://t.co/yhCvo9Ek
I because my teachers make me S.O.
@The_Write_WayNL I can escape the real world & be, and my own little world with no violence and darkness.# Sean Thomas
@amnda_vera: I  because it’s a release; a way to magically pour out the thoughts, words and insanity in my head.
Melbourne crowd gently dispersed by police!: http://t.co/ia5UJqBu #roft #toronto #ontario  #bloggers #andrewbreitbart @drudge
I  because I have to for Language Arts. J.W.
@NaNoWrimo  because they will drive me insane if I don’t  their story.  # #author
It’s also the thing I have always wanted the most to do and always tried the hardest to not do.
I  because my teacher makes me . A.L.
@The_Write_WayNL I  because it’s fun and I enjoy it a lot. #, Tameshia Braxton
Because #StupidTwitterReplies are still better than illiteracy
Because #StupidTwitterReplies are still better than illiteracy
Because #StupidTwitterReplies are still better than illiteracy
@The_Write_WayNL I  to express my emotions towards my surroundings. # Destiny Carothers
@The_Write_WayNL to make the person who is reading my work understand it better&feel like it is happening to them..# Deranas Marsh
I  because my teachers make me do it. J.N
@NaNoWriMo I wrote because the only thing better than reading a new story is discovering one.
I  because I’ve never been able to yell loud enough to reach an audience …
@The_Write_WayNL I  because I want to escape my reality, and it’s to free my mind. #, Ronald Reese
To inspire, to learn, to create, to heal, to reinvent, to let out emotion, to help me through, to do what I love.
A r is a reader, observer, thinker. Always done it, love doing it, must do it. Reflects mistakes & allows clearer thought. #
@westvillagedyke:  is a spiritual practice. When I spend time there, the time I spend walking among trees is clearer.
@eltbakery:  @DailyEngHelp: Why I Write: A Celebration of the Nat’l Day on  Oct 20th http://t.co/1jv5eT8U
@westvillagedyke:  is a spiritual practice. When I spend time there, the time I spend walking among trees is clearer.
#Whyi I  because teachers make me. D.C
@westvillagedyke:  is a spiritual practice. When I spend time there, the time I spend walking among trees is clearer.
@goodreads: Today is the National Day on : http://t.co/aCrDo0R6 Lots of interesting discussion on the hashtag
@The_Write_WayNL I  because that is one of the gifts God gave me and I use it in a positive way… # Cavius Phipps
is a spiritual practice. When I spend time there, the time I spend walking among trees is clearer.
@jndevereux: Because I’m a semi-narcissist w/out many other skills, and for the occasional moments of elation that burst through the drudgery.
I  because I have too. N.G.
@The_Write_WayNL I  to keep calm and collect myself. # L.Cotton
@NaNoWriMo  because I must
@callahantricia: A good reason #. Penguin employs smart, helpful editors. #FollowFriday @marianliz. I know she would take care of my story.
@The_Write_WayNL I  to escape my reality. #, Melvin Dotts
@Darinstrauss: In ’95 Qaddafi published a story collection called “The Village, the City, the Suicide of the Astronaut and Other Tales.”
Happy day! :D  @Anastasiawords: @KMWeiland It’s National  Day! Tweet  #dayon
to make sense of the world, to feel connected, to learn, to question, to understand, to be humbled #
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
I  because i am told to by my teacher’s in school.
-E.K
@NaNoWriMo: Here’s why we : http://t.co/josmRgU9. . Why do you ? Add @NaNoWriMo to your  story and we’ll retweet the highlights!
@The_Write_WayNL I  to show why grammar and punctuation is important/ #., Kiara Danner
A good reason #. Penguin employs smart, helpful editors. #FollowFriday @marianliz. I know she would take care of my story.
@The_Write_WayNL  Just to get a grade&pass or is it because I have nothing to do express my pain?…..Kevin Summers
@The_Write_WayNL I  to tell my side of the story, to explain myself in my own language that no one can read #, Darius Thigpen
@Francis_Ray:  about ordinary women who face seemingly insurmountable odds, but through courage and determination find their heart’s desire.
@The_Write_WayNL I don’t like to  at all.N school teachers want us to  b/c it’s required.# Timothy H.
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
Because the magical process of stringing words together to create meaning never gets old. .
@The_Write_WayNL  It helps me relax my mind from all of these worldly issues we have going on.Also,I 2build up character K.B
I also  because I would get bored if I didn’t.
Life isn’t fair for the characters I create. It’s why I love them.

@The_Write_WayNL I  to express my feelings such as  poems & just  about what goes on in my life. #, Sidnitra S.
@The_Write_WayNL i  lik to let my spirit from all demons. wen i worry abt my deoms gettin in2 my spirit i start to .
#
@DylanAleksander Yes, exactly. I said something similar, but you said it better. ;)
@DianeCapri: Do you see what we see? | Diane Capri http://t.co/UFy4cICz #wana1011  #mywana #rs #thrillerthursday
@The_Write_WayNL I  only because I have to, I feel that I  to get a grade in school,but if I didn’t I won’t . #,A.R.
@tora_estep: # Because I am an introvert who sucks at talking.
@The_Write_WayNL  the reason dat i  is cuz it spills out info dat i didnt know i care abt.
# Jacquan R
A great question to ask yourself. I love these answers. ‘Why do I ?’ http://t.co/GNv35KSM  #edchat #engchat
@The_Write_WayNL  I  b/c i get a grade 4 it. i think if i dnt get a grade i wuld neva .
# T.W.
All the ideas have to go somewhere.
#: I  to think, to feel, to know what I know. I  to be learner, teacher, citizen.  @codyjohk
#: I  to think, to feel, to know what I know. I  to be learner, teacher, citizen.  @codyjohk
@The_Write_WayNL When I rap I express myself & let people know what I do,what I like to do,& what I can do,& what I got. # M.Evans
@The_Write_WayNL  the reason y i  is cuz it relaxs the mind and it expresses your mood in a way dat others can understand.
#
@arachnomaria: My City http://t.co/cy1cp090 / (I can’t sleep. #)
@The_Write_WayNL I  to be creative & to show that I can do anything possible if I put my mind to it. <3, #. Aminiyah P.
@The_Write_WayNL  I  cuz i helps me free my thoughts n it’s helps me wit my anger.
# Tekeyia Masuca
To make my favorite teacher happy:)  #shay
@The_Write_WayNL I wirte because of a feeling inside me it tells me to let it out & I  cuz I have no fear or doubt. #,Malik H.
@The_Write_WayNL  I  b/c  i want 2 express wats on my mind and it calms my nerves ths is y i .
# Jasmine Jarrett
@The_Write_WayNL # 2 express my feelings& let all of the anger inside of me go on papaer. 2 let people know the real person Iam M.H
@The_Write_WayNL  I  cuz i want to express my feelings and thought to help become a better person.
# Shamawra Jalley
@The_Write_WayNL To express my thoughts within paper, pen, or pencil. #, Chakiera M.
@The_Write_WayNL To express myself & put all my thoughts and feelings to a notebook that will not judge me. #, Kamari Mitchell
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@The_Write_WayNL I 2 express feelings or tell my opnion about something like making up stories2make some1 cheer up # #gregoryt
@The_Write_WayNL I  because  helps you express your feelings and thoughts. #, Lorenzo Ricks
@poh: If you missed yesterday’s  #NWP radio show, check it out here: http://t.co/ecCjn8Uk Listen to  some amazing rs!
Why do you ? Join the national conversation #. We’ll post throughout the day.
I  cuz I want to acknowledge wat i think in my mind to paper, also  cuz i wantt to express wat i hav in heart
# S Hawkins
Don’t forget to stop by the board outside the  Center with the # postcards. There are some good ones out there!
@SamiGaga03: Essays are so fun to ! Lol jk I wanna hom and vom @claylately  #BEYONCEGURLYAAA #fml #somanyhashtagslolz best tweet ever <–
@The_Write_WayNL My pen and notebook speaks for me like a microphone that bursts out with my throughts. #, Arielle Russell
@KeliMac333 @MrBridge204 Thanks for taking the time to read it!
I  to express myself a lot of ppl don’t see and the topics twitter abt be interesting sometimes, i  to get a grade.
#
@project: @mitaliperkins We hope you’ll join the  party today to celebrate the National Day on : http://t.co/rVHVN8un
#MissouriState Faculty  Retreat at the Alumni Center today. So cool to sit quietly with colleagues and .  #nwp
@Lisa_Antonia: @NaNoWriMo  lets me be what reality denies me.
@The_Write_WayNL I  because I need to pass my goals in school and in life. #, Anton Little
"I  to express myself." – Lekha Staff
I  so i can pass so i won’t be a dummy and to get things out so i can have this to talk about i luv to  tight
#  Chris
@ElissaSchappell: For the same reason Virginia Woolf wrote–the fancy cars, furs, and groupies.  #
@Speedy4395:  cause texting is for hipsters
Because when I’m  a story, I get to be the first one who finds out what happens next!  (http://t.co/IPdQRROB)
@The_Write_WayNL I  because sometimes I just do it for school. 2nd reason I  is to get my thoughts out this is #,Jerome P
@NaNoWriMo: Here’s why we : http://t.co/josmRgU9. . Why do you ? Add @NaNoWriMo to your  story and we’ll retweet the highlights!
A must listen!  @poh If you missed yesterday’s  #NWP radio show, check it out here: http://t.co/WdO5DYhb
@AdviceToWriters: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive. (via @susanorlean)
I  because  is a way to express your feelings & make a statement about something you feel strongly about. KG
To reveal the unknown, to express what i can’t say, to define and explain theunex plainable and to show the real me. JOB
# M.Burns
# #quotes If I don’t  to empty my mind, I go mad.  ~Lord Byron # #am
so weezy will notice me
@NatGertler: Sometimes, the story infects me, and getting it on paper is the only way to cure it from my system. #
cause texting is for hipsters
I don’t  I’m a rebel
@project: Fascinating how many people says they "can’t not "–the most positive of the double negatives in the world.  #nwp
Hey ms shayVSHAUSHABS BSBSHAHAHA
@hacktothefuture: I  for the same reason that I read: to get lost in a story and to find out what happens next.
@eltbakery:  @DailyEngHelp: Why I Write: A Celebration of the Nat’l Day on  Oct 20th http://t.co/1jv5eT8U
@russ_dean: To create ideas others can understand ->Today Is ‘National Day on ’ http://t.co/YN5NnxIg
It allows me to be a part of something bigger than me, greater. A whole world of imaginative wonder. #
@ElissaSchappell: For the same reason Virginia Woolf wrote–the fancy cars, furs, and groupies.  #
@Kate_Hart: Best publishing, , & other tweets, + NBA debacle, @hroot’s publishing mythbusting, & # highlights. http://t.co/oxm38tE3
To create ideas others can understand ->Today Is ‘National Day on ’ http://t.co/R7wKLRKJ
@1pcornwell r u aware of the  project?
Because Shay makes me -_- #Whyi
# Because it allows of to express my creativity in a way spoken words just doesn’t allow.
@SteveHuff: I think of a lot of stupid, crazy things but I’m vain enough to think they’re interesting stupid, crazy things.
@SteveHuff: I hate to be *that* r, but it’s also way cheaper than therapy.
@826boston: Why do YOU ? Tell us and we’ll post throughout the day. Stay tuned for answers from our staff. #
@Darinstrauss: In ’95 Qaddafi published a story collection called “The Village, the City, the Suicide of the Astronaut and Other Tales.”
To bring my monsters to life, to watch my characters grow, and to learn their lessons every day. #
@web20classroom:  @NYTimesLearning: Final update on # for today, with some of our favorite tweets: http://t.co/jVNx1FKz
Because I’m a semi-narcissist w/out many other skills, and for the occasional moments of elation that burst through the drudgery.
Im black, @d9ross1 wont let me talk
is to vent my emotions, cause not to many people get me
@ElissaSchappell: For the same reason Virginia Woolf wrote–the fancy cars, furs, and groupies.  #
Cause shay makes me
@ElissaSchappell: For the same reason Virginia Woolf wrote–the fancy cars, furs, and groupies.  #
@YAFantasyGuide: Hey #Writers, can you answer this question and use this hashtag: . Question: Why do you ? Please
#: because when else would I listen to Enya?
@ElissaSchappell: For the same reason Virginia Woolf wrote–the fancy cars, furs, and groupies.  #
#: To make a difference in the world  @katebrickman
#: To make a difference in the world  @katebrickman
@ElissaSchappell: For the same reason Virginia Woolf wrote–the fancy cars, furs, and groupies.  #
For the same reason Virginia Woolf wrote–the fancy cars, furs, and groupies.  #
“@JaneNX01: @NaNoWriMo I was going to say "So I don’t kill people" but actually I  so I CAN kill people. ” Ditto!
@Kate_Hart: Best publishing, , & other tweets, + NBA debacle, @hroot’s publishing mythbusting, & # highlights. http://t.co/oxm38tE3
@Kate_Hart: Best publishing, , & other tweets, + NBA debacle, @hroot’s publishing mythbusting, & # highlights. http://t.co/oxm38tE3
Because it helps me express myself in ways i cant verbally! # R.Mayberry
just saw # and i had to jump on it so
bc the plotbunnies would kill me if i didnt #
To re-tell my pain in a different form of life is # Rashada H
i don’t really like  so i have to .
@naryordinary I  for sanity. It keeps me anchored, questioning, curious and thoughtful. It’s therapy and helps me move on. #
To get my point across and express the way i feel is # Zhanay jones
@MrsThompsonsELA Enjoying your posts – keep up the # thoughts!
@NaNoWriMo I  because it’s fun and I can be anywhere and meet anyone.
To exhale all the positive and negative thoughts that I no longer need to hang around ! # Loni Richards
i  because it is something to do in my spare time – BC
In ’95 Qaddafi published a story collection called “The Village, the City, the Suicide of the Astronaut and Other Tales.”
#WHYIWRITE i WRITE BECAUSE IT LETS ME EXPRESS MYSELF-VB
The reason # is to free my heart, soul, and mind ! Yamonna Z.
I  for the same reason that I read: to get lost in a story and to find out what happens next.
i  because its interesting. but in a good way – JD
Best publishing, , & other tweets, + NBA debacle, @hroot’s publishing mythbusting, & # highlights. http://t.co/oxm38tE3
i  because its fun. mw
i  because im awesome :) -kw
# To inspire people in hopes they’ll  their own stories, while sharing some of mine in the process.
# Sometimes you really need more than 35 seconds to tell a story
i  to become a better person # Myshon Jackson
To express what things often go unsaid, to define myself, to represent my entire generation. # Nykia C
My BrainThinks,MyHandsMove,TheStressIsGoneNowEverythingIsSmoothe, ThePaperIsWhiteAndBlackWordsBeganToAppearMyMindIsNowClear! # BG
@poh: You and your students can still contribute to @figmentfiction ‘s  festival: http://t.co/qsSyyLwK #nwp
@brainpicker It’s the first thing I was good at
Because there are restless characters clamoring to get out.
@warsan_shire: – ‘a book is a living thing in the hands of people’ – bill strong
@poh: If you missed yesterday’s  #NWP radio show, check it out here: http://t.co/ecCjn8Uk Listen to  some amazing rs!
Why do YOU ? Tell us and we’ll post throughout the day. Stay tuned for answers from our staff. #
@beckybakeroo: @project :Shared  tweets w/ my 4th graders-they were enthralled.  I  to give them space for their undiscovered voices.
One day late. Typical. I  because…what else can I do with all this research?
to express my feelings and to release my anger instead of just going off on the people around me or in my house.# ahzsala p
@2morrowknight: I  to connect the world, and to focus a spotlight on inspiring people and ideas. To encourage, elevate and share.
when things make me mad or happy, and when no one is there to talk to me #
@NaNoWriMo I  to retain sanity
because i love myself and i can calm myself down if .# denzel c
I  to inform myself im going to be successful ! # Roshawn W
I often enjoy the simplicities and beauty of the expression of words that lye so flawlessly on the notebook paper # Ashanna Martin
@heroinebook: I  as impulse, redemption, expression, distraction, relief. It brings me closer to who I really am.  http://t.co/3tYWgZZy
when i’m bored but sometimes i  with feelings deep in my heart, i  when i’m mad because it keeps me focus.# deAngelo s
Reaching Other Other Peoples’s Feelings is # Jazmine S.
#bcluw students participate in  National Day of . Read storify here http://t.co/GnO8Ztld thanks @NYTimesLearning @edutopia!
I  because the 1st amendment tells me i can therefore NO ONE CAN STOP ME ! #, Monietta H
@edutopia: New from @finleyt Why I Write? To Save My Sanity http://t.co/LyrmhgHC
because it helps my mind relax, and because it keeps peace within myself instead of just going in on people.# jamario m
@ISSN: # Because it is the best way to reflect on teaching and learning  @mrsjpearson
To escape my life and enter a new world to let my dreams fly this is # Aurianna V
when i  its like a jungle, there is plenty of things to exploere through it.# marqis h
because it helps me express how i feel about females.# rico booker
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
I  to show people what thinging outside the box is # Alisicia I.
Because it is a way for my world to be entered without me speaking. # Alonzo S
because i am able to express my thoughts better than i can show them to another person.# shaiqueria s
#: To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive.  @AdviceToWriters
#: To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive.  @AdviceToWriters
I  to my sister and daddy in jail because I love him    Ivana Jackson
because i sometimes dont express how i feel in front of people but when it’s just me and a piece of paper i .# tiana t
Influencing educators and instructors to reach hard to learn students with engaging educational technology is #
I  to show the world a different side of me through great words.#
Yes!> "always had urge to make a mark on the world even if it’s on a scrap piece of paper" @NYTimesLearning http://t.co/Al3lxtHW
Because it sends my free spirit to the world and it helps me calm down when im mad. # Malik Jones
@edutopia: [Student Quote]  @MsMercurio: Dreanna, 7th: "I  because my feeling are too powerful to take place in your mind."
i  because my words need a place to fly and tell the world who and what is all happening ! #, Keaundre Day
Anyone have a favorite # from yesterday or today? http://t.co/ePbpMCyO
I  because my mind bends bars which my thoughts escape because they have a purpose outside of closed gates.#
When I’m misunderstood, disrespcted, hurt and loved. Expressing myself is…   Kearia Crumb
i  outside of school to talk about how my day went, to talk about my life, and to have communication with others.# marquita w
Sometimes the ink in my pen can an the  led in my pencil can talk for me.  Tazavius W.
Because i like to express my feelings and tell story about my life and just talk. # Alexis F
I  to express the unknown and twist reality into a paradise of unlimited imagination.#
Sometimes my voice is not powerful enough
I  because my mouth cant form the words so i let my pen do the talking # Chontel W
because i like to express my feelings and inform others on how i feel my pen expresses my feelings more.# dejah b
@edutopia: New from @finleyt Why I Write? To Save My Sanity http://t.co/LyrmhgHC
@dreamersteve_99 I like that. That could be  :)
to tease out the clarity from so many observations; struggle to understand = struggle to get a sentence just right; 2learn!
WOW! @B_Berns: Inspired by studnts everyday.  8th p. student composed original song #world11kids project.  Inspired !
The #GreatBooks Foundation congratulates our own rs and all of you.
I  2 inspire others, to satify curiousity to calm my mind, to put put one’s self in my own mental scene! #, Thomas Greenwood
i  because i like the ability to express my mind my thoughts and my struggles i face too help or connect w, people  Montana R
I  to get things off my mind and to express how I feel, to say what goes on in my head    Quincy Breckenridge
to express my feelings and to improve my writin skills.also to get away from the drama in life.# christin myers
Because i am able to free my mind, because i can express gow i feel so people can understand me so i can be me. # Aaliyah F
The reasons a good #journalist likes to #.  @PamBelluck : To unearth the unexpected, to create something surprising and… #whyIWrite
# Because I am unneeded and must pretend otherwise or die.
my way of structure,it is my piece of mind,i  when i conquer my fears,and when i overdrive my success # alexandria M
The reason i  is because i have the freedom of spech to do so even if its through  talking. # Cliniquae C
I  to express my thoughts ou t through . I  to clear my mind, soul, and spirit.   Raymond Barney
@DanielPink: Today is NCTE’s National Day on .  http://t.co/6x5FuLJV  Explain why you  using the hashtag
I  because not only to express myself but also because i feel that words are more than thier meaning,  # Evelyn S
I  to be in another world and in my world i tell my feelings thoughts and passion of why i  ! #, ShaLance Horne
Read John D. MacDonald’s intro to Stephen King’s Night Shift & you’ll get every answer to  you’ll ever need. http://t.co/ChxbewMP
@PoetryFound: "I  to claim my native land even as it has forsaken me, rendered me an outsider." -Natasha Trethewey  http://t.co/poffRL65
@poseygruener: because thoughts are like tangled necklaces.  I need them to lie straight.  .
I  because I can Express my feelings and thoughts without anyones opinion it gives me a chance to be free minded. # Jessica W
We do, too!  @mbteach: Love this poem by @Gaetanp on  http://t.co/VOLTfSCz
Because  helps me find myself and become more in tune with whats going on around me and in my head
@MartySmithESPN: The reason # is very similar to yours, and the more I do it and the better I get, the more the experience improves
To create. To teach. To understand.
Great personal story!  @edutopia: New from @finleyt Why I Write? To Save My Sanity http://t.co/yhCvo9Ek
@BedfordBits: Why do you ? The answers on Twitter are fascinating, according to the Star Tribune. Did you post # ? http://t.co/mx2C5BJZ
@carolinesliney: Because I love the power of finding the perfect word.
@poh: You and your students can still contribute to @figmentfiction ‘s  festival: http://t.co/qsSyyLwK #nwp
@poh: A huge thanks to those who contributed AND to our friends @figmentedu, @nytimeslearning & @edutopia for making  so much fun! #nwp
New from @finleyt Why I Write? To Save My Sanity http://t.co/LyrmhgHC
A huge thanks to those who contributed AND to our friends @figmentedu, @nytimeslearning & @edutopia for making  so much fun! #nwp
@seananmcguire:  People will accept all kinds of things as research when you say "I’m a r."
Apparently yesterday was the National Day of  … ? Because it comes out a heck of a lot better than when I try to speak!
Jonesing for more # thoughts? Check out my fave online mag for rs: http://t.co/YQ9wPAb0
a little late but….it makes my job that much more enjoyable
@poh: If you missed yesterday’s  #NWP radio show, check it out here: http://t.co/ecCjn8Uk Listen to  some amazing rs!
LOVING what other rs have added to my # post (& excited to welcome some new commenters) http://t.co/Fo1CHDU6
@adamheine: Because if I don’t, the aliens in my brain will hatch and my skull will explode. #
If you missed yesterday’s  #NWP radio show, check it out here: http://t.co/ecCjn8Uk Listen to  some amazing rs!
@TracyClark_TLC: A friend sweetly reminded me today of this blog post I wrote about  –> http://t.co/9yv87Dog  Hope it resonates. #am
Because vivid daydreams stay with you until you put pen to paper. =clouds meet typeface. :) My name is Jennie A btw :)
@TracyClark_TLC: A friend sweetly reminded me today of this blog post I wrote about  –> http://t.co/9yv87Dog  Hope it resonates. #am
@poh: You and your students can still contribute to @Figmentfiction ‘s  festival: http://t.co/4ZnMvKbD… #nwp
@poh: You and your students can still contribute to @figmentfiction ‘s  festival: http://t.co/qsSyyLwK #nwp
So I missed that yesterday was the National Day of . A day late but …  … because I’m fascinated by people/stories.
Because @PaulOberjuerge taught me the splendor, power and passion that can be derived from well-crafted words.
Because I love the power of finding the perfect word.
Tried dance, art, fashion and teaching. But I  because I know it’s what I have to do. It’s both my challenge & my bliss #
You and your students can still contribute to @figmentfiction ‘s  festival: http://t.co/qsSyyLwK #nwp
@FakeEditor: Based on the  I see every day, many of you
because torturing the English language gives you pleasure. # #FE2
@adamheine: Because if I don’t, the aliens in my brain will hatch and my skull will explode. #
# Because it is the best way to reflect on teaching and learning  @mrsjpearson
# Because it is the best way to reflect on teaching and learning  @mrsjpearson
@jenduffey perhaps this is truly  so i can have entire conversations with myself
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@girlsnow: Help @Figmentfiction, the @project, @NYTimesLearning and @edutopia celebrate the National Day on  by answering !
Because the voices in my head demand it.
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@eltbakery: Excellent list!!  @AngelaMaiers: 30 Tips to Improve Your  Now http://t.co/YNh6p8ee  via @profkrg  #blog
Because I like to capture life’s brief but important moments and exchanges that get lost in the everyday  (I’m a day late!)
@r_at_play: It’s because my soul speaks, and my mind restlessly creates, bursting and popping, that  is the most natural thing to do. #
Was # a great day for you? Heres one rs reaction http://t.co/Cb0Ivqqn Come to our blog and post yours too! @NYTimesLearning
Just told mother about new novel idea. Watched her look progressively more excited and terrified for my sanity. Love that look.
To express myself  because some things come out better on papaer, to heal me #
@NYTimesLearning: Was #  a great day for you? Here’s one r’s reaction http://t.co/IAsDSEnO  Come to our blog and post yours, too!
Because the world does not yet fully grasp how awesome Winona and Rollingstone are.
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
I  because there are others who caan’t #
i  because i have the chance to speak out to people who want to listen to what you have to say.
#
@nicoleva It is what the web is. Design is part of the equation but without function it’s too easy to dismiss as pretty pictures
is my fighting #
is my sweetheart that understands my feelings my first and last love that never lets me down #
Was #  a great day for you? Here’s one r’s reaction http://t.co/kvcOc3Op  Come to our blog and post yours, too!
when i leave NLCP i want to be known as one of the best rs. i also want to become a better r as i grow up.
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Because I always think of the best quip a day later.
@neilhimself Because I love missing deadlines.
To express My thoughts and ideas Like flowing river leading into a waterfall #
@zombiemechanics: @NaNoWriMo I  because I refuse to let others decide how the adventure turns out.
@AdviceToWriters: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive. (via @susanorlean)
i  to get out all my feelings and it helps me. also  to become more useful to other students and a better r myself
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Because it’s an outlet for my creativity, because I love language, because narrative is endlessly fun. Because why not? #
I  because it describe what kind of person I am. I talk  about alot of different things going on in my life #
To Express My Feelings &’d Tell How I Feel About My surroundings #
I WRITE TO RELEASE MY PROBLEMS IN THE WORL. I DONT CARE WHAT ANYONE SAY. I’M GOING TO WRITE WHAT I FEEL AND TO EXPRESS MYSELF
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@lheron: Happy National  Day. The hashtag  is worth checking out. Background: http://t.co/FTxQLlLO
To Escape my Fears And Pain Of Life #WhyI
It let me express myself in different ways and  is courage to say things i normally wouldn’t say #
I am not a good r but I continue to  so I can become a Better r #
To find myself in a world where self discovery is rarely found. when my words flow new realizations of myself come to light
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To express my feelings and thoughts &’d to see how creative I Could be #
Missed this yesterday but: Because it gives everything that happens to me purpose and experiences worth their weight in gold. #
to get my feelings off my chest, i also  so i wont have to cry or show anyone now i really feel. also to control myself.
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To take care of business.
#
@nicoleva  code is 2-fold. It’s a functional blueprint to my designs. And, @toddbudnikas would kick me out the door if I didn’t :)
#: To express what’s been left out ~ identities, time, places, voices…  @Preprintblog
is my trampoline &’d It helps me escape the real world & find a place without problems #
#: To express what’s been left out ~ identities, time, places, voices…  @Preprintblog
I  because it inlocks the altor ego inside me #
Best answer ever!  @danielpalmer: Because I love to read.
Today is national "Why I Write" day.  http://t.co/LZg1yH6g Several ways to participate: http://t.co/ScTrFOMK
It expresses  the way I Feel about some things and it shows what im about #
#fridayreads My manuscript short story, revision time  #whyidontreadmoreoften
@LouMorgan: Because I never trusted the primary school teacher who told me nothing good ever came of day-dreaming.
I want to express my imagination, to show what I’m interested in, to keep people laughing or wondering #
i  because it’s the only way you are going to get through life and b/c i have to if i want to go to my next grade; it helps.
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Im an artist &’d I want to extend my artistic ability to the fullest so I  #
@robvollmar:  because urgent thoughts fester into soul poison if not released and given form
I  because it helps me emotionally and its a way I like to express myself :) #
@SharpeWP_43 isn’t straight
I express myself by , drawing, and speaking.  is the main way though #
I want to inspire. #
I  to give people some about me because I learn more when I  and I think about new things every time I .
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I want to express myself and s that people could get a better understanding of what I’m trying to say thats #
# I  about #web20 and #socialmedia in #education20
because I like :) http://t.co/rZNC2LkL #edchat #edu11 #ecoo11 #edtech20
I  to release the pain I feel inside and to get away from the real world and into my own world where there is NO PROBLEMS.
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I  to show freedom when I  I feel like I can say and do anything #
I need something to do on the toilet
It helps me think &’d Betters my bad hand  #
Eugene Sharpe can’t fight #
I  to create a world of my imagination with problems that I create.. #
-Keuntae j.
@drjenpierce:  1) to think clearly 2) to make sense of things I do not understand 3) to unload my brain 4) to give 5) to move beyond myself
I  because I can’t express my feeling cause of @sharpewp_43 # #bully
I  because it helps me comprehend my reading while typing a WWA #
I  because it helps me be seperated from loud mouth people and to hear myself think about things i .
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@goodreads: Today is the National Day on : http://t.co/aCrDo0R6 Lots of interesting discussion on the hashtag
To escape My World Into A Better Place #
-Canvies F.
I  to so I can gain ideas in life #
I  because it helps me express myself.
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So people can try and put themselves in my shoes, to express my thoughts and feelings #
Post Update! The London Letters : Longing: http://t.co/r2fiG1DF # http://t.co/r2fiG1DF
I  to express how I fell &’d how the world feels about me. #
-Alel
Well I cant say much about why i . i only do what is asked of me in school.I don;t understand why we cant type more
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I  because music is my life
Excellent list!!  @AngelaMaiers: 30 Tips to Improve Your  Now http://t.co/YNh6p8ee  via @profkrg  #blog
@NaNoWriMo  because my head is full of ideas and it would explode if i didn’t have an outlet;)
To express my emotions and feelings that i have built up inside. It’s like out weighing the good with the bad.
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@PoetryFound: "I  because…the soul sings for justice and the song is #poetry." -Natasha Trethewey  http://t.co/poffRL65
Too young to go to the club so I . !! LOL #
-Jamel B.
i  because i like to see how people respond to my thoughts. it creates interesting conversations.
Hey ms. Shay
To express my feelings :) #sexymuffin  #studmuffin
i can gather all my thoughts &’d say what I Have to say without using my mouth #
-Daj’sha R.
I  because it help me get things off my mind. I  because I want to become a better r. I  it make me happy.
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To express my feelings, to show my imgination, to perfect myself, because of my culture #
I  cause there is nothing else to do #
I’m a frickin genius
if one is to feast on the corpus of myth and storytelling, it is only polite that one brings a side dish  #fb
ANTHONY: Why I Write http://t.co/0kGK3f4M Still cannot get over this one. #nwp  #urbaned #edchat
I  because that is what I love to do and it gives me time to express my feelings and major thought.
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@terryteachout: # (1) To communicate enthusiasm. (2) Money. (3) When I do, I’m never bored. (4) Habit. (5) For some reason, it impresses Mrs. T.
Im Not A Good Writer , But I Want To Learn #
-Dontae M.
The reason why i  is because it help me get alot off my mind.
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@826michigan: Program Asst. Savannah: "I  because it’s the only method of fair judgment. It’s my face, my voice, when no one can see me."  #
I  because I need to and it also help me get alot off my mind.
#
I like to read . I like to read things about sports,drama,and violence #
I Do not Like To, I Am Forced To  at school ! #
-Daquana W.
I want to become the best r when i leave NLCP.
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To remember, to share stories, to help make a difference. #
@glehel: # because no matter how much I beg, no one else will  for me.
I Don’t like to , I  because I Have To #
-Kenasia D
@826michigan: Program Director Amy S: "I  because I’ve always written." #
#: To connect, clarify, create, collaborate, connect, consider, and to continue  @grammasheri
@826michigan: Program Coord. Cat: "I learn more about myself each time I . The more I know, the more I feel comfortable inside my skin".  #
#: To connect, clarify, create, collaborate, connect, consider, and to continue  @grammasheri
@familymusings You and me both! It sounds almost decadent to do nothing but  all day…. #
@rascality: r @profpoole Because even though talking is more fun,  lets me reach people I couldn’t reach with speech.  #
Because I have so many stories swimming in my head that deserve to be shared. #
@KayCassidy: Because making stuff up in my pajamas and getting paid for it is quite possibly the coolest job ever invented.
@826michigan: Volunteer Anna: "Because everything, including my own thoughts, is best when experienced with someone else." #
@NMCWrtCenter:  @WakeGreatLakes It’s National Day on ; let’s celebrate  as a tool for invention, connection, and exploration.
Because making stuff up in my pajamas and getting paid for it is quite possibly the coolest job ever invented.
I  to find out what I don’t know I know about what I know (stolen from  Grace Paley). #
@trillianewbell: I love to hear others stories, dreams, ideas and try to capture them on paper. #
@johnmoe: I really love people but I would rather not speak to them directly.
@JasonFlom:  Because student papers deserve more than just a check mark.
Why do you ? The answers on Twitter are fascinating, according to the Star Tribune. Did you post # ? http://t.co/mx2C5BJZ
# Because I read this book as a kid. @anitasilvey
Harriet the Spy. http://t.co/OCMT5cxh
Expression comes easier to me when I  than in conversation. When I  I feel free
Because I love the portability and freedom of it. Other professions keep you chained to a particular space.
Because if I don’t, the aliens in my brain will hatch and my skull will explode. #
@AdviceToWriters: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive. (via @susanorlean)
@PDS45: I  because I need some peace. When I want to remember something a long time ago. #
"One Pen, One Mind, One Voice=A Million Possibilities"– Loved the #SLA student responses to  http://t.co/YwSDtqzP @lpahomov
@dorieturner: @mzinshteyn not feeling low. Feeling inspired!
@mzinshteyn not feeling low. Feeling inspired!
@PDS45: I  because I have an idea that I want to explore. I can’t always understand my ideas until I  about them. #
@project: Show me a great scientist, and I bet he or she is a great r. Our  essays: http://t.co/EcqymYQd #STEM #nwp
@PDS45: i  to trap the ideas in my .#
@FrankLoMonte: For every kid who’s ever been told, "you can’t."
@PDS45: I  because I have an idea that I want to explore. I can’t always understand my ideas until I  about them. #
#: To better understand the world, to better understand each other, and to better understand myself  @brianstelter
#: To better understand the world, to better understand each other, and to better understand myself  @brianstelter
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@JasonFlom:  Because student papers deserve more than just a check mark.
MT @wcfriends Follow our hashtag #WCFSs to learn why our fifth graders love to . # http://t.co/H5hvD0KW
@courtneys: To communicate, to make sense of the things in my head, to keep myself company, to try and make something beautiful.  @figmentEDU
@KSchulten: Yesterday @thebookmaven helped get the word out about #. Return the favor by participating in her fun #fridayreads.
@BrandYou: It’s National Day on . Mary Higgins Clark once told me "a r s because she MUST." Why do you ?
@NYTimesLearning Actually lead a discussion on # in my r’s group last night. Great conversation! #
I  because the stories I wanna read don’t exist yet
@montoure: Because getting into your head & making you feel real emotions for imaginary people is the closest thing I have to a superpower. #
@NYTimesLearning: Yesterday @thebookmaven helped get the word out about #. Return the favor by participating in her fun #fridayreads.
Yesterday @thebookmaven helped get the word out about #. Return the favor by participating in her fun #fridayreads.
Can’t wait!  @honormoorman Yesterday was the National Day on . Stay tuned for some #globaled-ish responses to the prompt #
@AdviceToWriters: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive. (via @susanorlean)
Because honesty is a long lost art.
Thx for still listening. I promise you, if you give me a chance I have a beautiful story to tell. #
Too late. Lost another one. Thank you @NYCComedyCellar comedians for laughing. #WhyILaugh # #FF
To pray, know myself, persuade, share, share passion/ideas, make a difference, offer evidence, tell worthy stories, remember
Wish I hadn’t been sick on # Day http://t.co/JCtLGMEo Contest http://t.co/XasU2Mq1 Day http://t.co/BQXLandh
@SandraBeasley: : because  focuses the lens, etches the memory, and exercises the heart.  @shesdotcom http://t.co/6GiiWIho
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
To make sense of the world & my place in it. If I didn’t , my life would not make sense. For me, it is akin to breathing.
@alisonfarina: @bbcrsroom  Because once the people, places, stories and ideas make their entrance, my mind can no longer hold them.
@SandraBeasley: : because  focuses the lens, etches the memory, and exercises the heart.  @shesdotcom http://t.co/6GiiWIho
@SandraBeasley: : because it makes the scotch taste like victory.  @shesdotcom http://t.co/6GiiWIho
@CalRobert lol…its not susposed to be filled in.  Its a reason i .   #Whyi
because otherwise the voices in my head don’t shut up… ♥
@bbcrsroom: We’d love to know……….why do YOU ? #
@alisonfarina: @bbcrsroom  Because once the people, places, stories and ideas make their entrance, my mind can no longer hold them.
@bbcrsroom  Because once the people, places, stories and ideas make their entrance, my mind can no longer hold them.
@bbcrsroom: We’d love to know……….why do YOU ? #
Hah! That statement just gave me some personal insight.  @disgrasian Because I’m not really good at anything else
@kierstenwhite:  It’s the least destructive addiction I could find.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@melissaterras:  @NaNoWriMo Because as humans,  is our superpower, and superpowers must be used lest we lose them. #
@jenniferweiner: Because I love it. Because I don’t have a choice. Because it makes my readers happy. And because it pisses off the literati.
@TheWriteKind: @NaNoWriMo I  because it fulfills my deepest desires and passions – I  for release, rebellion and rebirth.
@ifyoureadreamer: I  because I have to, @NaNoWriMo.
@gadzooks97:  – Because there’s is nothing quite like creating a whole world out of nothing
@seananmcguire:  Being a r means that spending a weekend with my imaginary friends is an acceptable adult activity.
@SrhPlqn: @NaNoWriMo I  because I love seeing the voices and stories in my head come to life.
@derickinc: @teenink @NaNoWriMo  Sometimes because the world around me isn’t enough, and sometimes because it’s just too much.
@NaNoWriMo Because as humans,  is our superpower, and superpowers must be used lest we lose them. #
@NaNoWriMo I  because it fulfills my deepest desires and passions – I  for release, rebellion and rebirth.
– Because there’s is nothing quite like creating a whole world out of nothing
@keithisaWIP: I am creative because my Creator is creative.  is my form of worship.
#
@JoyWizziwa: Les Miserables blew my mind and reminded me how much of a sucker I am for an epic tale of a heroes journey and love.
@seananmcguire:  Being a r means that spending a weekend with my imaginary friends is an acceptable adult activity.
@seananmcguire:  People will accept all kinds of things as research when you say "I’m a r."
#eng506  it is a release of pain, pleasure, happiness, sadness, hopes, fears, dreams, nightmares.  It’s how I know I’m alive
@NaNoWriMo I  because I love seeing the voices and stories in my head come to life.
to show Twilight how its supposed to be done #HarryPotterForever
Les Miserables blew my mind and reminded me how much of a sucker I am for an epic tale of a heroes journey and love.
@teenink @NaNoWriMo  Sometimes because the world around me isn’t enough, and sometimes because it’s just too much.
@codyjohk: I  to think, to feel, to know what I know.  I  to be learner, teacher, citizen.  Celebrate National Day of .
@Calilypso: Because I need words like I need air…
@soundingline: Because I’m a really disagreeable, unpleasant bastard if I don’t.
Because I’m a really disagreeable, unpleasant bastard if I don’t.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
And not all that important as what I .
I’m not entirely sure ; I think it’s complex, plural, and fungible.
@Grade1 Thanks for your comment, I just replied. http://t.co/XQCoPdCq
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Am I a grouch for not finding the  feed inspiring? Or do we need better reasons?
I  because I have to, @NaNoWriMo.
I  because i let my wild imagination flow on papers, to let my thoughts to be free of captivity
@APLang_11_PTHS  what i want to through poetry allows me to express emotions in a memorable yet concise way #wilhelm #
@annleary: Too old to pole dance
Forgot how ill John Q was #
#cool  @gothamrs: Why 3 Acts Will Kill Your  + Nat. Day on   http://t.co/7L6RpXvT #am #tip
@miraclewelsh: "Everyone has something… something that’s most important of all because it’s theirs to do." Maud Hart Lovelace #betsytacy #
I  to create a better world and in the process make myself better. Also to entertain my 1st reader–me
I  because it’s my escape. It’s an escape through stress, drama and mostly my jumbled thoughts.
To get the stories that are crowding out my thoughts out of my head
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@mightyjim: @NaNoWriMo Because as humans,  is our superpower, and superpowers must be used lest we lose them. #
One more hour till show time! Doing a NEW poem #
I  to tell my personal stories, to keep magic alive in the world, and to make my dreams into a reality. @NaNoWriMo
the soap in @aaww bathrooms is called "therapy"
@BTMargins: "I  entirely to find out what I’m thinking." –Joan Didion  via @IrisBlasi
#YourHired  @beckhopkinswine I  to interpret experiences into tangible phrases to share w people
Weaving whole new worlds into existence for myself, my loved ones, and those that I don’t know.
@mightyjim: @NaNoWriMo Because as humans,  is our superpower, and superpowers must be used lest we lose them. #
@Novel_Nerd Just wanted to say hello – and love the  tweets!
@mightyjim: @NaNoWriMo Because as humans,  is our superpower, and superpowers must be used lest we lose them. #
Because I never outgrew the bedtime story.
@itsnotproper:  I  because there are stories out there I’d like to read that no one has written yet.
@Novel_Nerd: # If I don’t get the story out of my head and down on paper I can expect insomnia. When a story has to be told it gets told.
:@NewYorkTheater: "I am more who I am when I am down on paper than anywhere else"–Julia Alvarez. #. Today is National Writin …
@miraclewelsh: " filled her life with beauty and mystery, gave it purpose… and promise." -Maud Hart Lovelace, #betsytacy
@miraclewelsh: " filled her life with beauty and mystery, gave it purpose… and promise." -Maud Hart Lovelace, #betsytacy
@miraclewelsh: "Everyone has something… something that’s most important of all because it’s theirs to do." Maud Hart Lovelace #betsytacy #
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@neilhimself: Also it’s really fun. #
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@kristenglish: @ElliottMrs   opens doors like books do.  gives birth to life, whether it’s real or fake. as life goes on, we .
@trravis4: @ElliottMrs So that I can milk the elusive and usually obstinate cow that is my imagination.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@Vanessa_R:  I  to get all the stuff out of my head and explore how I feel about the world #youth work #Vanessarogers
@poh: 250  essays and growing at @figmentedu. You and your students still have time to add yours. http://t.co/qsSyyLwK #nwp #engchat
because imagination needs a place to hang out
@FigmentEDU: You gotta take a listen to the amazing, inspiring @project special  radio show http://t.co/ujo2acKW #nwp
@getyourownbooks: Because apparently killing people outside of a story is illegal.  #unreasonablerules
You gotta take a listen to the amazing, inspiring @project special  radio show http://t.co/ujo2acKW #nwp
@evanmpeterson: Thursday was  day. A little on that, and some other good stories about  this week. http://t.co/fHuEoGD7
@AdviceToWriters: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive. (via @susanorlean)
@BTMargins: "I  entirely to find out what I’m thinking." –Joan Didion  via @IrisBlasi
I  to interpret experiences into tangible phrases to share w people
@getyourownbooks: Because apparently killing people outside of a story is illegal.  #unreasonablerules
@getyourownbooks: Because apparently killing people outside of a story is illegal.  #unreasonablerules
@BTMargins: "I  entirely to find out what I’m thinking." –Joan Didion  via @IrisBlasi
# Because I’m good at it. ;-)
@NathanBransford: Everyone who s does so because they want to nudge the world in a different direction.
@FrankLoMonte: For every kid who’s ever been told, "you can’t."
"I  entirely to find out what I’m thinking." –Joan Didion  via @IrisBlasi
@poh: 250  essays and growing at @figmentedu. You and your students still have time to add yours. http://t.co/qsSyyLwK #nwp #engchat
I  because is one way that my minds has to fly away.#
I  because my overactive imagination needs someplace to go  @NaNoWriMo
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
I  because I truly believe that everyone has a story worth telling.
I am creative because my Creator is creative.  is my form of worship.
#
I wrote and wrote. #
via @eltbakery http://t.co/1f2JSn99
BTW I wite b/c I love  ;)
I  to get all the stuff out of my head and explore how I feel about the world #youth work #Vanessarogers
@LiveJournal: Celebrate National  Day with #livejournal… Because it drives creativity+self-expression+allows us to connect with others #
Why is this even a question? Write because you have to, because words are thought, because otherwise the world doesn’t make sense
because i can’t breathe without words in my eyes.
Thursday was  day. A little on that, and some other good stories about  this week. http://t.co/MaZpml5a
@tseelig: I  because  forces me to focus my thoughts & to find a compelling way to share them.  @HarperCollins
@gothamrs: Expert  Tips + Why 3 Acts Will Kill Your  + National Day on   http://t.co/p2FNvpzR #am #tip
Nice National Day on  insight at @sarahbkr : I  to remind myself of my worth #withusGMU
@sarahbkr: I  to remind myself of my worth #withusGMU
@sarahbkr:  because otherwise I’d cry too much
@PDS45: I make lists and schedules so I can keep track of what I need to do. I also  to figure things out and sort out my thinking. #
@PDS45: I  because I can  things that aren’t real and no one can say "that isn’t real". #
@PDS45: @JosieHolford Thanks for support.The students loved the # project. Any more great student participation ELA projects? #elemchat
I  to organize my thoughts and ideas. #
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@easalle: I stopped wanting to be a star when I realized I could create the stars, the worlds they live in, and control the words they say.
@matthewcgreer: Finding Her Broken. Enjoy.  Love to hear your thoughts.  # #am  #blog #bloggers #rs http://t.co/Z4Ii4L8h
One of the best interviews I have ever read. MT @project: Music critic Ann Powers: http://t.co/kl2fl6LM  #nwp
@matthewcgreer: Finding Her Broken. Enjoy.  Love to hear your thoughts.  # #am  #blog #bloggers #rs http://t.co/Z4Ii4L8h
Finding Her Broken. Enjoy.  Love to hear your thoughts.  # #am  #blog #bloggers #rs http://t.co/Z4Ii4L8h
National  Day by @wiredinstructor (featuring @trravis4, @jonstank, @kathleencushman)  http://t.co/BHycMduw
@project: Music critic Ann Powers says that  about music isn’t like dancing about architecture: http://t.co/ARbn607p  #nwp
beacuase otherwise the words and ideas would be trapped in my head, rumbling round, distracting me forever and a day.
@DianaRicoWriter: Great # Q&As with 7 NYTimes #journalists: http://t.co/pKXK23yJ via @nytimes #learning #blog

http://t.co/I7BOumTM

@project: Music critic Ann Powers says that  about music isn’t like dancing about architecture: http://t.co/ARbn607p  #nwp
@project: Music critic Ann Powers says that  about music isn’t like dancing about architecture: http://t.co/ARbn607p  #nwp
@NaNoWriMo I  to learn more about myself and hope that maybe someone else may read my  and be able to do the same
@DianaRicoWriter Great # Q&As with 7 @nytimes journalists: http:/tinyurl.com/3plfn7h
just because.
@project: Music critic Ann Powers says that  about music isn’t like dancing about architecture: http://t.co/ARbn607p  #nwp
@mrdglhs Haha.. yeah, sometimes I get on a roll & it’s tough to stop, so I don’t. :)
@project: Music critic Ann Powers says that  about music isn’t like dancing about architecture: http://t.co/ARbn607p  #nwp
@ThatsAGirlsCar: A bit late, but: I used to  to make others understand me. Now I  to help others feel like I understand them.
@msuster: me too “@tseelig: I  because it forces me to focus my thoughts & to find a compelling way to share them  @HarperCollins
@project: Music critic Ann Powers says that  about music isn’t like dancing about architecture: http://t.co/ARbn607p  #nwp
Because I love my husband too much to torture him with every single thought & idea that pops in my head that I want to share
Because I have quite a lot to say.
To document my life, so I can see how my thinking has changed over the years.
Because it makes me feel better afterward.
To find out what I really think or feel about something.
“@tmemann. THANKS for creating this and sharing!! Blog about the # event  http://t.co/Znadq6tF #eci831”
Because I’m bursting with thoughts, emotions, & ideas.
@tmmaerke: because I ache
I  to exercise my creativity. #
“ is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.”–E. L. Doctorow
@APLang_11_PTHS  allows individual interpretation. There is no right or wrong answer. #BrettDiCello #
Great # Q&As with 7 NYTimes #journalists: http://t.co/pKXK23yJ via @nytimes #learning #blog
@ByzantineRoads I keep my demons on the balcony. They frighten away the pigeons. #
Scary – me first blog! http://t.co/awsv3rKx  #nanowrimo
To try to keep the demons at bay. #
A bit late, but: I used to  to make others understand me. Now I  to help others feel like I understand them.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@arntrs77: For me,  is like the air I breathe – it is essential to my being. I  because it is my gift to the world.#
@tmemann: Looking for some Friday night fun? I have a new blog post about the # event & I tried Storify too http://t.co/G1P3r4zC #eci831
@NaNoWriMo Because my characters are begging to have their story told.
because if i say something instead of  ill never stop talking, while in  i eventually run out of paper..
Because I don’t feel whole not doing it daily, even if it’s just blogging about my pointless day.
“@KSchulten The # love still trickling in from teachers said it was a great day. Here’s one: http://t.co/RzleVf2k” @Talented11
@KSchulten: The # love still trickling in from teachers who told us it was a great day. Here’s one: http://t.co/2CPJmSEr
@napolitanoann: Like Stephen King said, "Who says I have a choice?"
@reneehobbs: Learn # and what I love best about the power of online  http://t.co/CTBPpqMI
I can’t  nor speak. // "@ShrutiInTheSky: I  because my lines sound stupid when they’re said. # #fb"
The # love still trickling in from teachers who told us it was a great day. Here’s one: http://t.co/2CPJmSEr
@zoeferraris Tell us why you  =)    @NYTimesLearning @project
@NaNoWriMo Because life, real and imagined, is filled with stories just waiting to be told.
@JaneNX01: @NaNoWriMo I was going to say "So I don’t kill people" but actually I  so I CAN kill people.
@NathanBransford: Everyone who s does so because they want to nudge the world in a different direction.
@NathanBransford: Everyone who s does so because they want to nudge the world in a different direction.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@NathanBransford: Everyone who s does so because they want to nudge the world in a different direction.
I  because my lines sound stupid when they’re said. # #fb
To provoke thought around misconceptions arising from  linear thinking, hoping to create new neural pathways
I get tired of what I read
@NathanBransford: Everyone who s does so because they want to nudge the world in a different direction.
: I  because it helps me reflect, so I can be a better leader of my life and my business. #WhyI #leadership
@INDIEbusiness: I  because it helps me reflect, so I can be a better leader of my life and my business. #WhyI #leadership
@chrisbaty: It’s @project’s National Day on ! To celebrate, please share why you ! My reasons: http://t.co/s3kPChT3
@INDIEbusiness: I  because it helps me reflect, so I can be a better leader of my life and my business. #WhyI #leadership
I  because it helps me reflect, so I can be a better leader of my life and my business. #WhyI #leadership
#cryptozoology creature poll for this week- The Jersey Devil or Mothman?
@gailymarie @Fuller0727 “@poh: 250  essays growing at @figmentedu. Add yours. http://t.co/umhDK51J #nwp
@project: “ is like locking yourself in a room w/ two doors: 1 marked Learn! & the other Fail! Timothy Ferris: http://t.co/tdiNb1vi
250  essays and growing at @figmentedu. You and your students still have time to add yours. http://t.co/qsSyyLwK #nwp #engchat
@blkdrama: Why I Write http://t.co/FhJ1yfs3  #nwp
Checking out "#: A Response for The National Day of " on English Companion Ning: http://t.co/IwQWWrry
Elijah talks about how  changed his thinking, take just 1 minute to listen, http://t.co/BwIXpSkH #edchat  #ncte, #english
@Andy_Richter: Words be gooder than numbers!
@JuneCasagrande: # Because this Jar-Jar Binks fan fiction isn’t going to  itself.
@TomPiccirilli: Because alcohol, cocaine, prostitutes, and intensive lifelong therapy cost more than a pen and a piece of paper.
@JaneNX01: @NaNoWriMo I was going to say "So I don’t kill people" but actually I  so I CAN kill people.
Damn auto correct-last tweet should say  NOT enumerate!
@peterseibel: Because it’s the best way to think clearly about just about anything.
@peterseibel: Because it’s the best way to think clearly about just about anything.
“@andilit: To transform, change, find, hope, understand?  Why do you ? http://t.co/ofQ30ZzX ” Thanks for quoting me, Andi!
1 to watch-great r "@RPHiggs: Because sometimes you need to escape this crazy world and immerse yourself in one of your own #"
@NYTimesLearning: # soldiers on! 68 new tweets in the last couple of hours, many from students @The_Write_WayNL
# because I’m a storyteller. I have unique windows into other realities,& I love the glint in someone’s eyes when I weave for them.
@JuneCasagrande: # Because this Jar-Jar Binks fan fiction isn’t going to  itself.
Why I Write http://t.co/FhJ1yfs3  #nwp
To transform, change, find, hope, understand?  Why do you ? http://t.co/spXVnoEP
— to save my sanity in a world that doesn’t understand me.
@brianstelter: It’s the Natl Day on . #: To better understand the world, to better understand each other, and to better understand myself.
@KSchulten: 7 Times journalists told us # this week. Ask them questions! http://t.co/8Kta0ngU
@KSchulten: Was #  a great day for you? Here’s one r’s reaction http://t.co/kvcOc3Op  Come to our blog and post yours, too!
@TomPiccirilli: Because alcohol, cocaine, prostitutes, and intensive lifelong therapy cost more than a pen and a piece of paper.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@annadavid: Because it’s cheaper than therapy
@JuneCasagrande: # Because this Jar-Jar Binks fan fiction isn’t going to  itself.
@PKhakpour: To procrastinate from Facebook, Twitter, emailing, online shopping, online gambling, and porn.
“@yobruno: I get an intense feeling of contentment and satisfaction from it-like I just cleaned out all my closets. ” it’s awesome
I get an intense feeling of contentment and satisfaction from it–like I just cleaned out all my closets.
I couldn’t possibly talk any more than I already do.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
To keep out of trouble is
@TheWriteScript: I suck at surgery. #
Stark Nekkid. #
@annadavid: Because it’s cheaper than therapy
@trravis4: @ElliottMrs So that I can milk the elusive and usually obstinate cow that is my imagination.
@ElliottMrs So that I can milk the elusive and usually obstinate cow that is my imagination.
My minds a flight; whispers volatile-thoughts I cannot resist condensing into the real world. Simply put… because I can. #
So I can tell you who I am without actually having to slit my wrists and bleed on your pretty white carpet. # #am
To string words in a sentence and create meaning that reminds you on your worst and best days that you’ve always belonged. #
@TheWriteScript: Because going out on the weekends is what other people do. #
#Mythology scholars say new stories are old stories in new rags. : to defy the scholars and make new stories (whatever the rags).
I suck at tax preparation. #
I suck at surgery. #
@mssackstein: Because my written words are my most intimate friends and betraying enemies. They entice and coerce and they make me believe
@mssackstein: I  to capture the moments of my life that photographs cannot.
@TheWriteScript: Because going out on the weekends is what other people do. #
Because it is the first thing I want in the morning and the last thing I want before bed.  http://t.co/w1ZrDE1v
Because going out on the weekends is what other people do. #
@Ali_Dotty:  because someone needs to see what goes on in my head … publishers, readers, psychologists…
@MsTerryMcMillan:  is one way I am able to empathize with others whom I most likely don’t feel much empathy for. #
Because if something happened to my Broca’s and Wernicke’s areas, I would personally shoot nutmeg into my veins. #
I don’t aim to change the world, but if my work can make at least one person smile or think, that’s good enough for me. #
I know I’ll never be anywhere close to George RR Martin (or JK Rowling, or Jodi Picoult, or Philippa Gregory), but I can try. #
On paper is the only place I can speak and be heard without fear of interruption or judgment. #
Because when the words begin to flow, I am invincible. No one can tell me what I can or cannot do. #
i  because i can only think clearly on paper.
@carleenbrice: # To tell the stories of the smart, funny, searching, struggling, simultaneously remarkable & ordinary black people I know & love.
@sjussju  because it makes it easier to purposely, eloquently, and powerfully express my voice.
@wallacescott: I  because I know I am going to die.
#WhyI because my real life is soooooo boooooring
Combination post – Plans for November and #. http://t.co/9Yi6MIQr
A work in progress. Feels good to have something new  http://t.co/tk7sIkmU
@PDS45: @JosieHolford Thanks for support.The students loved the # project. Any more great student participation ELA projects? #elemchat
@JosieHolford Thanks for support.The students loved the # project. Any more great student participation ELA projects? #elemchat
@mstiefvater: @Figmentfiction I  because of how other authors made me feel as teen. To make others feel. Because I have stories inside me. #
@NaNoWriMo I  because nothing else clears my head and makes me feel like I am breathing. It’s like I become fully alive.
@brendadrake Thanks for the , Brenda!  #am
@randomhouse:  @peterstraubnyc: Because it’s never boring, and because you never know where you’ll wind up. And because I can stay at home. .
– Because WVU is getting their butts kicked right now.
For my students http://t.co/wQNinjko
@nasimsXD: I  because I build bridges for people to visit other worlds and be other people. @nanowrimo
@karmasdogma: Why do I ? Certainly not for money. Or fame. I  because I can’t imagine doing anything else. #NationalDayOn #
#Whyi and Friday Links http://t.co/GBPTpWeG by @HeatherMMuir. #rs # READ IT. O_O
@cqchoi:  on my best days? I want to break your heart. ‘s dangerous, my loves.
@NathanBransford: Everyone who s does so because they want to nudge the world in a different direction.
Spoken by a true r!  @cqchoi:  on my best days? I want to break your heart. ‘s dangerous, my loves.
is so the ideas in my head don’t take over my life.
to free caged birds….
I  to share my passion and knowledge, fulfill my purpose, inspire others and, thus, create positive change in the world.
@AdviceToWriters: Curiosity, I mean. And the opportunity to rephrase.  (via @danagoodyear)
Because words can touch you in ways that awaken all other senses and heighten emotion.
Because I cannot stop without losing who I am and who I want to be.
because when I have more than 140 characters, my eloquence is astounding
@Kate_Hart: Best publishing, , & other tweets, + NBA debacle, @hroot’s publishing mythbusting, & # highlights. http://t.co/oxm38tE3
@The_Write_WayNL: I  to express the unknown and twist reality into a paradise of unlimited imagination.#
@The_Write_WayNL: Because it is a way for my world to be entered without me speaking. # Alonzo S
Because if i try to TELL you how i feel…i get tongue-tied.
@The_Write_WayNL: To re-tell my pain in a different form of life is # Rashada H
Sometimes, all you have is your looks.
#whyIWrite
@AdviceToWriters: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive. (via @susanorlean)
@jndevereux: Because I’m a semi-narcissist w/out many other skills, and for the occasional moments of elation that burst through the drudgery.
“: New Teacher Boot Camp Fall Re-Boot:Week 5~Using Blogs #ntchat Featuring ” http://t.co/nm6hWwfI
“@teachingwthsoul: New Teacher Boot Camp Fall Re-Boot:Week 5~Using Blogs  #ntchat http://t.co/9MQy7C4F Featuring @gret ”
@computerical: I  because I relish the miracle of downloading thought and clarifying the result.
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@annleary: Too old to pole dance
@AdviceToWriters: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive. (via @susanorlean)
@codeshaman: Because I have seen my words change the minds, hearts, and worlds of other people in a positive way.
is how I say the things I want to say #
@poh: If you missed yesterday’s  #NWP radio show, check it out here: http://t.co/ecCjn8Uk Listen to  some amazing rs!
@SpankMcc: @MrJostadBHS  cause my teacher does it too
# and why I stopped  for many years. http://t.co/DR5Wx3Ko
@nasimsXD: I  because I build bridges for people to visit other worlds and be other people. @nanowrimo
#FF Love this!  @entheleme I  to see the world unseen that lies beyond the computer screen.
Looking for some Friday night fun? I have a new blog post about the # event & I tried Storify too http://t.co/G1P3r4zC #eci831
is the most orderly way to express myself…and least expensive  @AngieatEatHere
@NaNoWriMo I  because the stories play out in my head anyway. I might as well  them down!
@AdviceToWriters: Curiosity, I mean. And the opportunity to rephrase.  (via @danagoodyear)
@ourdudekyle: Because I can’t draw
#
@NYTimesLearning: Final update on # for today, with some of our favorite tweets: http://t.co/YZANVBib
@Lanie_Barnes: "@EdenGlenn:  Because there have been times in my life when I like the worlds I make up better than the real one." Ditto lol
So I can remember all the crazy ideas battling in my head.  Besides, it’s the only thing I’ve been praised for and I like praise.
# http://t.co/bVkk9qQP
@AdviceToWriters: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive. (via @susanorlean)
Today I  to see where the people take me, to see what they show me, to see if I can. #
“@Andy_Richter: Words be gooder than numbers! ”
@booksisterhood:  to escape from this world and build my own.
@MissMnNice: My therapy  My pen, paper, and passion
Because otherwise my words come out all jumbled, or they don’t come out at all.
@noidentity29 ROFL! There was a  thing happnin. Saw it on @neilhimself’s feed. I figurd some1 needed 2 represnt th tech bk peeps.
Because it lets me express my ideas in full detail.
@FakeEditor: Based on the  I see every day, many of you
because torturing the English language gives you pleasure. # #FE2
@B_Berns: Inspired by students everyday.  8th period student composed an original song for #world11kids project.  Inspired !
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
[Word] Why Do You Write: It’s International "Why I Write" day! You can add your reasons @ # or read the… http://t.co/PHNi17uh
: because it helps me unleash my emotions…it’s cathartic.
Because I get paid to do it… which is pretty much awesome!
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@AdviceToWriters: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive. (via @susanorlean)
Because I’m not quite as good at everything else.
I  because playing with words is more acceptable than playing w/ your food and easier than playing w/ others  #dayon
@The_Write_WayNL: Because I always have an idea or when something inspires me. It feels good to put thoughts on to paper and describe something. # DH
@The_Write_WayNL: Because I always have an idea or when something inspires me. It feels good to put thoughts on to paper and describe something. # DH
@embracediversiT: Today is Natl Day of . # – b/c I can’t NOT . If words burn inside me, I can’t sleep or think till I  them down
@EmilyKrefski: #WhyiWrite I  because i Love using the pretty colored pens<3
Why do you ? http://t.co/spXVnoEP
@TomPiccirilli: Because alcohol, cocaine, prostitutes, and intensive lifelong therapy cost more than a pen and a piece of paper.
Nearly suppertime. Not too late to  about eating. http://t.co/FDMPg4ZI
@TomPiccirilli: Because alcohol, cocaine, prostitutes, and intensive lifelong therapy cost more than a pen and a piece of paper.
@TomPiccirilli: Because alcohol, cocaine, prostitutes, and intensive lifelong therapy cost more than a pen and a piece of paper.
@YAFantasyGuide: Hey #Writers, can you answer this question and use this hashtag: . Question: Why do you ? Please
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
Thanks for the  @AdiaC. Why do you ? # http://t.co/8tuHELaY
@edutopia: New from @finleyt Why I Write? To Save My Sanity http://t.co/LyrmhgHC
@PoetryFound: "The poet wants justice. The poet wants art. In #poetry there can’t be one without the other." -Edward Hirsch …
because someone needs to see what goes on in my head … publishers, readers, psychologists…
@AdviceToWriters: Curiosity, I mean. And the opportunity to rephrase.  (via @danagoodyear)
@NYTimesLearning We’re still going strong, the whole school is submitting responses #
@NYTimesLearning: # soldiers on! 68 new tweets in the last couple of hours, many from students @The_Write_WayNL
@ElissaSchappell: I don’t know what I know, what I really think or how I feel until I see my words pinned down on the page like specimens  #
#WhyiWrite I  because i Love using the pretty colored pens<3
Why do I ? Certainly not for money. Or fame. I  because I can’t imagine doing anything else. #NationalDayOn #
@JaneNX01: @NaNoWriMo I was going to say "So I don’t kill people" but actually I  so I CAN kill people.
@NaNoWriMo: Here’s why we : http://t.co/josmRgU9. . Why do you ? Add @NaNoWriMo to your  story and we’ll retweet the highlights!
@nasimsXD: I  because I build bridges for people to visit other worlds and be other people. @nanowrimo
: to collect photographs of my thoughts before they fade forever
To bring a little peace and calm to crazy, hectic days.
@tosolsen: Because the voices in my head tells me to.
Because the voices in my head tells me to.
@DylanAleksander: I don’t open a book and say "Tell me a story", I open a book and say "Take me away" I hope to bring that to other readers as well
# Blogging the National Day on  – http://t.co/ptO7pfaC http://t.co/qRqaTqwQ
@NaNoWriMo  I  because it is my life source. I breathe because I .
I  because I tried really hard and there’s nothing that makes me as miserable–or as dizzingly happy  http://t.co/C3VjZKBq
@AdviceToWriters: Curiosity, I mean. And the opportunity to rephrase.  (via @danagoodyear)
@AdviceToWriters: Curiosity, I mean. And the opportunity to rephrase.  (via @danagoodyear)
@AdviceToWriters: Curiosity, I mean. And the opportunity to rephrase.  (via @danagoodyear)
Hi to @CooksCubs   So glad you are tweeting!  Welcome to twiitter.  This is Ms. Cadue. I  because I have something to say.  #
贪官枉法,蠢人当道!千亩良田变球场,谁在蚕食18亿亩耕地红线http://t.co/UpxXfcLo ,两名男子球场内“捡”1620粒高尔夫球被判盗窃 http://t.co/Kg7Fi7qE # #in
Program Coordinator Karen: "I  because it amazes me how you can squeeze someone’s heart with words. (It’s why I read, too!)"
A very, very small sense of having created something, even if it’s pants #
I  because I have many stories to tell, stories I would’ve eaten up as a kid and even now as an adult. <3 #
smash the jerks. the world will learn to pick up the new order anyhow anyway.  #in
when people ask me  I answer that my words are my world.
#FF @heoj because she’s how I found out about the  twitterfest, and because her blog (http://t.co/YHS4IepV) is interesting.
Today is Natl Day of . # – b/c I can’t NOT . If words burn inside me, I can’t sleep or think till I  them down
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@Jay_fyc: @The_Write_WayNL  what i can’t explain is what i can  #
@ElissaSchappell: I don’t know what I know, what I really think or how I feel until I see my words pinned down on the page like specimens  #
to attempt to share the pictures in my head
I  because its my way of expressing myself on paper. Its a chance for me to let my imagition run wild. # Kayla Thomas
To express my thoughts to myself when I don’t want anyone else to know. And I also  because it’s a requirement in life. # KM
B/C art reaches more people than politicians, preachers, and popes.
I use  to help me express my thoughts and feelings, and its enjoyable.  heps to bring out people’s intelligence. # JP
Being able to examine the truth about life & reality itself.  is my social network. # Jocelyn Holman
This weeks’ blog post:  Why I ? I  to breathe. #am # #NDoW http://t.co/1lOW3ehZ
@JohnLW:  @helenpockett: Yet to see # Tweet that says ‘because I’m an egocentric narcissist who craves approval of strangers’ #whyITweet?
I  because I’m in a relationship with my paper. # Charles Carter
Steve Jobs Bio: Its 6 Most Surprising Reveals http://t.co/l3owl1bt # #in
Because I always have an idea or when something inspires me. It feels good to put thoughts on to paper and describe something. # DH
(黃慧音) Imee Ooi – Cinta Mani Cakra Dharani (如意宝轮王陀罗尼) http://t.co/KJy5vTuN #
@NaNoWriMo I  to make a difference
I  because I am forced. I am able to express myself in other ways. # S. Young
? It’s a cliche, but I get depressed if I don’t
To inspire creativity amongst society. To encourage the weak to become stronger and the stronger to help motivate the weak. # Will
I  because I want to tell my story. Some words are better unspoken. I  to inform the world that I was here. # Ashley D.
I may be a day late but I  because it is one of the most sincere things a person can do. Happy National  Day!
#Whyi and Friday Links http://t.co/cKhJ70gx
@NaNoWriMo To indulge my god complex.
I  to express myself. I  to join worlds I can’t even imagine. I  happy endings to bad situtations. # Corey G
Words release possibilties sharing caring moving minds is # Donna
#. smash the jerks.
Because for Pete’s sake, there’s got to be Something I can do well.
@ElissaSchappell: I don’t know what I know, what I really think or how I feel until I see my words pinned down on the page like specimens  #
@asucich: I bump into stories all the time, sometimes blindly. Words let me feel my way along till I arrive somewhere, seeing more clearly.
To express my feelings. To tell a story. To be persuasive. I  to become better before I go to college! # Nakessa Osbey
To give those who don’t have one a voice, to express the person I am, I may not show or say it, but best believe I  it! # TT
Because sometimes  makes me feel brilliant. And that’s something I’ve always wanted to be.
because I belong to those who value words as much as actions
I  because it takes the irratation or fustrations out of my life. # Larry Booth
Today I’ve only eaten 4 of those little breakfast biscuits that Lisa Snowden advertises and haven’t noticed I’m hungry till now!
Constant daydreaming hinders my ability to focus on the task at hand. So I’m making it the task at hand. Something out of nothing
My favorite blog post: Ballerina Girl. http://t.co/KDdK4gdW.
There are these characters jangling around my head, vying for attention, and they need their stories told if I want any peace.
is the expression of important words put on paper and it lets feelings grow in a matter of seconds. # Kimberly Carter
I  because words are life. # V. Petty
shows intellectual freedom, undefined creativity, and emotions. # Michael
@edutopia: #FF to these orgs for tweeting #: @CommonSenseEdu @newtechnetwork @TheDSCWay @TeachHub @826National @Collaborize
As an individual I liketo  because I get to voice my thought, opionions, by expressing how I truely feel with words. # TC
@PKhakpour: To procrastinate from Facebook, Twitter, emailing, online shopping, online gambling, and porn.
I love the feeling of expressing myself through words. # Katrice
I  to express who I am. I  to express what I am. I’m a r. # Mia Wright
When there is no voice, we have our words. Our words have more power than we can imagine. There is no desire to hold back. # SC
I  because it makes my day. # Shawn J.
@PKhakpour: To procrastinate from Facebook, Twitter, emailing, online shopping, online gambling, and porn.
Totally Tammy http://t.co/BMF8L8Dh
@LPeynado: … because the keyboard and my pen are mightier than a sword. #WhyI
I  to express my feelings, I  because I am passionate of my work, I  for appreciation. # Shanell
I  to tell great stories #
I  because it takes away pain, it sometimes lets anger out. I  because its the right thing to do. # Nakysier
I  to clear my mind of the world. # Jalisa Laws
@penguinusa:  @Urrealism: Mexican healer said when we  we light bonfires in our souls & the lost can follow them home. #
I  to express my feelings and to show my intellectual abilities. # Jaylon
Don’t let no one tell you that you can’t . # CY
What I can’t say aloud I can . When I am alone I have my pen and note book. I  to stay sane. # Jovan Brown
I  because it helps me get my thoughts into the world. # SA
Write your butt off.  T.M
I  to let go of the pain, to free my innerwoman, to show passion and to be free. I  cuz I’m loney ot cuz I’m scared. # TG
@NaNoWriMo To exist outside of myself.
The reason I  is to express my life situations. Also to send messages to all humankind to relate their life to mine. # TG
@MichaelMcGannon: To bring my monsters to life, to watch my characters grow, and to learn their lessons every day. #
To express myself in possible ways. # Fatimah Heard
I  to feel better because if I do not I’m going to kill someone or kill myself. # VS
I witre for take notes in class of the most important things # @pieranpr
@AdviceToWriters: Curiosity, I mean. And the opportunity to rephrase.  (via @danagoodyear)
@DeborahBrauser – Join National  Day and share…it would be great to hear from you!
@NathanBransford: Everyone who s does so because they want to nudge the world in a different direction.
@kpritch5: "He brought a 22 to Alaska"–parena
@cheerislifee19  to express the things I cannot say. #Rvsela
To escape. To dream. To have fun. To capture the voices in my head.
@susanorlean: # To make sense of the world, to hear stories, to tell stories, to feel alive.
Because someday I’m gonna be so famous that I’ll be able to own a used Prius
@goodreads: Today is the National Day on : http://t.co/aCrDo0R6 Lots of interesting discussion on the hashtag
Because I must! So I shall! And because it makes my life so much more interesting.
@AdviceToWriters: Curiosity, I mean. And the opportunity to rephrase.  (via @danagoodyear)
@jasondilts – Thank you for that, we can all use some enlightenment!
Because I have no better way to explore the implications and extrapolations of my ideas
@GalleyCat Because if I didn’t, I’d have to clean the kitchen #
@kerryjoh i  to illuminate that which is in the shadows:-)
@AdviceToWriters: Curiosity, I mean. And the opportunity to rephrase.  (via @danagoodyear)
Curiosity, I mean. And the opportunity to rephrase.  (via @danagoodyear)
@jasondilts – Why do you ? Join National  Day
@bartwilcox – Celebrate National Why I Write Day and tell us why you  …
Provides Therapeutic Catharsis as well as Enlightenment for the soul and provide a way for me to share with others.
Provides Therapeutic Catharsis as well as Enlightenment for the soul and provide a way for me to share with others.
@NaNoWriMo I  because reality isn’t my reality anymore. It’s also not as fun.
Finding Her Broken… Please read and pass along if you choose.  http://t.co/Z4Ii4L8h #rs #am #blogging #bloggers
@NaNoWriMo  – to make something last after I’m gone.
@poh: A huge thanks to those who contributed AND to our friends @figmentedu, @nytimeslearning & @edutopia for making  so much fun! #nwp
2/2 I also  because it feels good. Creating a story is the closest thing 2 complete freedom I’ve found, when you do it right #
@YAFantasyGuide To understand myself and others, to escape and heal , For the love of my mind  #WhyI
1/2 I  to be read. I want readers to laugh, get mad & enjoy the same private tingles I do when I read something wonderful. #
And you, @lynnewoolfe…why do you ? Celebrate National Why I Write Day
@YAFantasyGuide: Hey #Writers, can you answer this question and use this hashtag: . Question: Why do you ? Please
Hey, @carolynrussell – Why do you ? Celebrate National Why I Write Day
@EddieLouise: My ideas are like sourdough starter: I take some out regularly to make bread or the entire mass’ll bubble over & stink up my life #
@JenniferLKeller – Why do you ? Celebrate National Why I Write Day
New Teacher Boot Camp Fall Re-Boot:Week 5~Using Blogs  #ntchat #FollowFriday http://t.co/qwlLq8sk Featuring @gret
@YAFantasyGuide There is nothing else that I feel is "me", what I was made to do, more than . #
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@YAFantasyGuide: Hey #Writers, can you answer this question and use this hashtag: . Question: Why do you ? Please
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
I  because if I didn’t , I’d go completely insane. There’s too many stories and characters in my head.
@BrandYou: It’s National Day on . Mary Higgins Clark once told me "a r s because she MUST." Why do you ?
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence, & let people escape from inside their own heads & see through other eyes. #
@finleyt might have one of the best essays on # that I’ve read since yesterday: http://t.co/3EBW5R9W Keep ‘em coming! # -JJW
Onetime Intern Mark: "I  to let future generations know what we were thinking back in the day." #
Because I think
@MikkiVance: because i keep everything to myself.
@KMWeiland: Happy day! :D  @Anastasiawords: @KMWeiland It’s National  Day! Tweet  #dayon
@MrBernia: @MrsThompsonsELA I  because what I think matters! #
My new favourite tool/toy is Storify http://t.co/F8kNZTfX Creating one for # & it will be in my blog post 2day.Sensemaking! #eci831
Because I could never utter all the words that scientist say women actually speak in a day, so some I save for paper
because i keep everything to myself.
~ supported like a mother ~ i was trying to prove something ~ just another stupid romantic ~ ~ ~
@violetflamed: She is but the Vassel, the Centrifuge, the Daughter of Divine Breath & the Great Love Extinguishing All Fear of Death. –
@seananmcguire:  People will accept all kinds of things as research when you say "I’m a r."
# and NaNoWriMo http://t.co/9Yi6MIQr
I’m  this sentence, and the next one too – Zadie Smith
# via Dorothy Sayers: http://t.co/b73gPVIl Lord Peter’s large income… I deliberately gave him… After all it cost me nothing…
She is but the Vassel, the Centrifuge, the Daughter of Divine Breath & the Great Love Extinguishing All Fear of Death. –
Like this thought☺ Bravo friend.#TwitteGold @neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence #
@sarahpekkanen bc on some days, my fingers fly across the keyboard and the hours pass like minutes. Other days? Not so much.
I read to meet new people.  I  to meet myself.  #
Because on some days, my fingers fly across the keyboard and the hours pass like minutes. Other days? Not so much.
@jndevereux: Because I’m a semi-narcissist w/out many other skills, and for the occasional moments of elation that burst through the drudgery.
@jndevereux: Because I’m a semi-narcissist w/out many other skills, and for the occasional moments of elation that burst through the drudgery.
@unbridledbooks:  @EliseBlackwell: Fiction is how I make sense of what I discover about the world.
entire novel on twitter? :( novels are novels when you are willing to pay for a book you can feel in your hands. @rawrshuga #
@neilhimself: Because I can lie beautiful true things into existence #

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