I'm a published writer in addition to being a teacher, and yet sometimes I need to remind myself why I write. I created this list of inspirational statements for a celebration of young writers, where we gave awards for the most creative and intriguing journals that our young people had kept over the course of a year.
I gave a copy of this to everyone who attended, including the adults. We all need to remember WHY WE WRITE. Enlarge this for a classroom poster, or hand it out to your students to tape into their notebooks or journals. When inspiration wanes, read it again--and WRITE, WRITE, WRITE!