Submitted by ub on Thu, 10/20/2011 - 21:22

This is National Day on Writing and in celebration, the National Writing Project is hosting the “Why I Write” project and it does not have to be as long as a book.

Writers and readers can participate by submitting essays on, watching The New York Times learning center interviews, or reading blog posts at the Edutopia community.

The ‘Why I Write project aims to create a national discussion about the importance of writing by collecting essays from people, interviewing authors, collecting student essays and spreading the word throughout the country as one way to celebrate the National Day on Writing this week.

On this National Day on Writing, people will tweet why they write with the hashtag #whyiwrite—with the goal of creating a trending topic on Twitter—and also post their musings about why they write on Facebook.