Last week I wrote a post listing out all the things I hate about writing.
This time let’s look at the flip side. Here’s some of the things I love about it:
- It makes one feel alive
Without writing I’d feel bored and bereft in life.
- Helps you learn new things about yourself and the world
When you write something new, you invariably land up learning something new as well, even if you’re mining from your own life.
- It juggles the brain cells and makes you creative
Monsieur Hercule Poirot would always let you know the importance of “ze little grey cells, mon ami!” and I’d agree with him.
- The sound and feel of a well written passage….
…is just music to the ears!
- Keeps you on your toes
Everyone knows walking or any kind of exercise only helps you improve your writing, so get on your feet and get moving!
- Makes you look smart!
When you’ve written and published something, share the link with your friends and soak in the appreciation for your brilliance!
- Makes you empathetic
Whether you’re writing fiction or nonfiction, you’re forced to think from a different perspective than yours which increases your empathy.
- Gives you newfound appreciation for books you read
When you’ve toiled hours for a five-hundred-word piece and its still nowhere close to perfection, you realize the effort every writer makes, no matter whether their books become bestsellers or not.
- Connects you with smart people on the same wavelength
Writing is usually done in isolation but when you seek out fellow writers, you come to know so many talented people who share the same interests as you.
- Allows you to free the mind and demons in the mind
Writing is known to be cathartic, and though it may not work for everyone, it certainly helps relieve and work out the kinks in the brain.
I’m sure you could come up with a few more reasons why you love writing, but while this is my list, feel free to add your own in the comments!