Writing helps make our message clear, or, at least, clearer. Habakkuk, the prophet of old, heard this word about writing, in essence, “Write down what you’ve heard, make it plain to read, so that the reader may run with it.”
Writing also helps us get clearer with ourselves—with our own thinking and ideas. Maybe that’s why we put it off sometimes.
Writing isn’t always about our own happiness or self-satisfaction. “A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.” ― Thomas Mann (1875-1955)
Writing is about passion and purpose. It’s often about helping others. It’s about taking the risk and enduring the pain to give and share.
Writing improves as we write. Great advice for learning how to write is to: “Write, Forrest, write!”
Writing makes a person exact—to paraphrase the English philosopher, Francis Bacon, (1561-1626) His full quote reads. “Reading maketh a full man; conference (i.e., conversation) a ready man; and writing an exact man.”
Writing, then provides the opportunity to fill another person with your great thoughts and ideas. Just as I’m doing with you.
Writing me or another person right now may be a great idea and good practice!
Ready? Set. Go!