10 Reasons Why You Should Write More
Looking for a few more reasons to get your butt back in the chair and write something. Look no further.
Okay, so why should I write again? Let’s begin.
1) Writing has been around for a long time. It wasn’t invented yesterday. Thinking about others who have undertaken the enormous task of penning a novel, writing a speech, or just composing a letter, is rather comforting. You are not alone in this worthy endeavor. Others have done it. Why not try it yourself?
2) Express your creativity. Letting your imagination out on paper (or on the screen) can be an exciting venture, not to mention healthy. Who wants to be all bottled up inside?? Start a poem, story, or other piece of your choosing today.
3) Communicate effectively. So, the boss wants to hear the latest report. Preparing a written report can help you present findings or a solution to a problem. A written document can help convince your audience during a PowerPoint presentation, as can listing facts on your topic. As well, selecting the right words can make arguments clearer
4) Find the solution to a problem. Writing gives you an opportunity to explore your thoughts and sort through them on paper.It’s amazing how writing down ideas can spark new ideas. A word might remind you of a story or a character, or it might just be the seed for a novel. You never know where your writing will lead until you get started.
5) Try out some pens or test a new font. Well, sometimes any little bit of motivation is welcome. As a side note, I used to sort erasers when I was younger as I waited for the muse to hit. Do whatever works! Start a little ritual to get you started writing. While some writers make themselves some tea or prepare their pens, others sit in the same spot. Do something to make writing a habit or something that gets you in the right mindset.
6) Only through writing will you get better at writing. The more you write, the more effortless the process becomes. Writing is practice for more writing. It is this practice that will allow you to be able to compose pieces gracefully with your individual style.
7) Remember a story. Journals, diaries, and blogs are all useful in documenting your daily life adventures. Sure, you remember the story now. But will you remember it tomorrow? How about next week? Next year? What about ten years from now? You get my point. Writing something down will not only give you a paper record of the event, but the act of writing out the event will also help ingrain the event into your longterm memory, ready to share.
8) Share a story. Make someone else laugh or cry for more. Teach something. Share a past adventure—real or fictional. A written story doesn’t require the storyteller to be present.
9) Leave a legacy. A written or typed piece will be around for future generations to leaf through. Write something noteworthy and you will be remembered. But, also never settle for a single noteworthy piece. Aim for the best writing of your life— your writing legacy.
10) It's fun. Yes, writing is a pleasureable activity, stimulating brain cells and exciting the imagination. Writing can be a jolly good time!
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