A passion for some; a chore for others, the basics of writing are relatively straightforward, involving simply throwing words together and making sentences, using pen and paper or more typically, today, a computer. Let’s face it, writing is something we do without a great deal of thought. For some, writing is easy and often a pleasurable solitary pursuit; for others writing presents a daunting task.
For others, writing is a creative outlet, and something that is thoroughly enjoyed. Writing gives people a chance to get their feelings down on paper. It can be cathartic.
Writing can help people deal with troubles. Journaling is a form of writing that is now a part of the technological age we live in and is called blogging. Many people make careers from writing. Journalists write the news. Advertising copywriters are busy writing ad copy.
Publishers employ novelists and they make their living writing books. The number of books and the styles of writing are many and diverse. There is commercial writing, which often takes flack from more serious or literary writing. The people who write popular fiction do commercial writing. Writing can make a lot of money for people who have talent and who also like most occupations, get lucky breaks.
To many people writing is a challenge, and for those people there is good news. The more writing you do, the easier it probably will get. Writing is like most things.
It involves using muscles. In the case of writing, the muscles are in the brain. Sometimes those muscles may need to be worked out a little before the work gets easy and the words flow.
Writing is necessary in so many ways, from conducting day-to-day business to corresponding with loved one.
From the time children are little, they are fascinated with reading and writing. The school system should foster a love of writing with kids, but it should also be done at home.
It would be impossible to get though the school system without mastering writing language. From the first grade onwards, kids are required to write exams, write projects, and write letters and much more. Writing is something that people need to do in order to communicate.
In recent years, writing has changed in parallel with society. Computers are fast becoming the preferred method of writing. Handwriting is falling out of favor, with word processing now the norm. Typing, using a keyboard, is now a vital writing skill for any child.
Email, nowadays, has largely replaced the conventional letter as a way of keeping in touch; formal writing conventions have been eschewed in favor of more relaxed forms of writing that require less attention to sentence structure and syntax. A career in writing is a dream for many, but a reality for few. Other writers put their talents to good use by making an all-consuming hobby of their writing, with the ultimate goal of eventually completely their literary opus.
Everyone has to write. However, only a few actually have considerable talent when it comes to the written word.
Those that want to make a living out of writing need to be aware that getting written works published is a highly challenging matter. Whilst fame and fortune beckons for some, most writers have to settle for enjoying their hobby.
Remember that if you enjoy writing, it is easy and cheap to indulge your passion.
Iscrizione Disimbol is the editor and writer of Alta Writing, Inc. which is one of the leading resources on the subject of writing available online. For questions or comments on this topic, go to: