Writing sparks imagination
Without imagination there would be no books. Children would never know how Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty is, teenagers wouldn’t know Harry Potter, and adults wouldn’t find escape in the lives and adventures of other people.
Writing teaches expression
When a child or an adult writes a story, he’s doing to do his very best to make the story believable. He will describe the characters, the setting and what happens to them. In the process, he learns about the art of description.
Writing instills discipline
While factual writing might come easy, creative writing takes considerable discipline. It’s one thing to have a story in your head, but quite another to get it onto paper. You need to order your thought and express them with just the right amount of words. Too little description and your readers might not get the picture, too much and they might think you’re rambling.
Writing can be therapeutic
Some people struggle with their past, current experiences or fears for the future. They might have thoughts they can’t share with anyone, or be plagued by nightmares. For these people writing can be a form of therapy, a way to express how they are feeling.
When a child learn to write, he only learns how to string letters together. Gradually those lessons get harder and he learns about spelling, grammar, commas, periods, paragraphs and adjectives to make his writing more colorful.
Writing for a living
For some people, writing is a career.
· Novelists entertain millions with their stories.
· Product writers inform consumers with their research.
· Technical writers compile handbooks that the lives of other people easier.
· All kinds of professionals such as doctors, lawyers and scientists share their knowledge.
· Reporters bring local and international news to the attention of their readers.