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Category Archives: Writing is good for you
Some wise words about writing and thinking: Now, any man who can think can write. Writing is merely recording. If a man has anything to record, writing can record it. The so-called faculty of writing is not so much a … Continue reading
The Wall Street Journal points out several recent research projects that show that handwriting is good for your brain: Using advanced tools such as magnetic resonance imaging, researchers are finding that writing by hand is more than just a way … Continue reading
Do you ever worry that your hard-earned skills might become obsolete? That someday, the knowledge that you have worked so hard to attain, the abilities you have toiled to hone and polish, might suddenly lose their value in the workplace? … Continue reading
“I don’t write books because I want to, and I don’t write books to make a living. I write books because I have no choice. I have to do it because this idea—whatever it is searing a hole in my … Continue reading
Writers can be sorted into a few different types based on their motivation for writing. Here are three of those types: You write because you have to It’s part of your job; you have to write email messages, proposals, contracts, … Continue reading
The lifehacking blog Dumb Little Man recently had a list of reasons to write things down. For example: The act of writing helps your memory Written words form a permanent record Writing shows you’re serious Writing keeps you accountable You … Continue reading
Daniel Boorstin, author of the great works The Creators (Vintage, 1993) and The Discoverers (Vintage, 1985), once said that the written word was the greatest technology man ever invented. Without it, we’d be dependent on our notoriously unreliable memories to … Continue reading