"All of Don's books, and especially A WRITER TEACHES WRITING, are inspiring encounters with the man who has influenced generations of writing teachers."
"I have taught and mentored hundreds of teachers in a multitude of contexts since I first picked up A WRITER TEACHES WRITING. And they, in turn, have been introduced in some way, to some thing, that Don Murray has crafted for the field. No matter where we have been or where we go from here--pre-process to post-process and beyond--Don Murray's voice will echo throughout our pedagogical and theoretical conversations."
"Don Murray's A WRITER TEACHES WRITING is to the writing process movement what Walden is to the American Renaissance - part manifesto, part how-to manual, part field guide. Even decades after its first publication, it still remains as wise, comprehensive, and daring as any book I've ever read on writing instruction."
"Donald Murray's great contribution to Composition Studies lies in the powerful simplicity of the idea that is at the center of his work: to teach writing effectively we should understand how writers write. The title of this important book is especially apt, for Murray has always seen himself as a writer as well as a teacher. He helped many of us see ourselves as writers as well, and he taught us to see our students as writers, too."