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Anyone who can think can write


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

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Handwriting: Cross-training for your brain


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

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The Ability to Write Well is “Unobsoletable”


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

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Why write? Seth Godin answers


“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

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What kind of writer are you?


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

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Write it down


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

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The value of writing things down


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

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Writing helps cancer patients


As much as I love writing, and as much as I think it’s one of the most important tools that the human race has invented, still I am sometimes surprised by what it can do. A “writing clinician,” Nancy Morgan, … Continue reading

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