In this collection of short essays, three female scientists share the professional and personal reasons for why they write. These purposes shed light on why writing is important to the field of science. Elizabeth Murchison stresses the Importance of Writing for Scientists -- studies the genetics of cancer in Tasmanian Devils. Catherine Mohr on Writing to Organize Thoughts -- expert in robotic surgery. Dyan deNapoli Writes for the Penguins -- penguin expert and author of The Great Penguin Rescue (includes a TED Talk video as well). Read on.