Alison Byrne Fields' post about being pen pals with John Hughes is amazing. I loved this bit that she quoted from one his letters to her, responding to news that her English teacher didn't appreciate her writing...
As for your English teacher...Do you like the way you write? Please yourself. I'm rather fond of writing. I actually regard it as fun. Do it frequently and see if you can't find the fun in it that I do.
As the kids say, [this is good].