Benefits of creative writing
With the ability to write, people can express themselves.
Life would be more complicated without the ability to write reminder notes about what shouldn’t be forgotten.
Billions of cards are sent to celebrate special occasions, such as birthdays, anniversaries or Christmas.
Before the Internet, letters were written regularly to family and friends, sharing life’s experiences and to keep in touch.
It might be old fashioned, but many people still write in a diary or journal their private musings.
Others have opinions they want heard and put them in an online blog.
The romantic pour out their hearts in the form of poems to share life’s ups and downs.
Stories are written to entertain, inspire and inform.
The ambitious take it a step further and write novels.
Because of writing, readers are able to give feedback.
Writing is a vital part of the business world where a paper trail of documents is required.
People rely on ads to stay informed and to find work.
Resumes and cover letters are part of a job application process.
Billons of people stay in touch every day by way of emails that are more cost effective than long distance phone calls.
If something goes wrong, a complaint has to be written.
During a trial, court documents are vital during litigation.
Writing for a living
For many people writing isn’t a hobby, it’s how they earn a living.
Reporters keep the world up to date with newsworthy items.
Screenwriters seek to entertain.
Novelists dedicate months to the creation of a book.
Writing as an outlet
For many writers, writing isn’t something they chose to do, it’s something they have to do. They wake up in the morning with an idea, and find no peace until they put that idea on paper (or computer). Whether educational or creative, they feel compelled to share their knowledge or creativity.
For people with emotional problems, writing can be a way of dealing with regrets in their past, current frustrations, or fears about the future. If they have nobody to talk to, they are able to share their thoughts by writing them down. In the process they can analyze what’s on their mind and find inner peace.
Death is part of life and awaits every living being. Yet someone’s writing can live on. People don’t have to write a bestseller for their name to be remembered. A diary or a letter might be found generations after someone died and be read by a relative or stranger.
Why is writing important? Because it makes a difference in people’s lives. With the ability to write you can acquire an education, entertain others or possibly make a difference in someone’s life. The shortest email might seem insignificant; however, someone else might be glad to hear from you and feel relieved that you’re alive and well.