Many great writers such as David Cates often discuss the importance of writing in all of our lives and how we should endeavor to all write something, even if it is just a diary. These men and women do not say this in order to try and encourage us all to be famous writers, they are discussing the actual creative aspect of writing and what it can actually mean to our lives. If you don’t think that you are able to write or if you have never really considered writing, here is why you should try and start this creative endeavor, even if it is just jotting down some ideas or writing a diary.
You may think that you really know your mind but it is not until you start writing things down that you can truly begin to understand ideas and explore thoughts. This is actually a truly fascinating thing which happens when you begin to write things down. When you are writing, there is just you, the pen and the paper. This is not like talking because when you speak with someone there is always a level of expectation. When you write you are free to use go ahead and explore the ideas which occur in your mind.
Whenever you start something creative like writing or drawing, it opens up different pathways in your brain and that can result in a much greater desire to be creative in other ways. This is something which so many people talk about, that idea of opening up the mind and allowing creative juices to flow in other areas in their life. Those who think that they are not creative are in fact those people who are just not ready to explore those ideas which make such a difference.
So many of us are stuck in a rut of just watching TV shows in our downtime and whist they are certainly entertaining, the reality is that they don’t give us much by way of value. When you sit and write however this is such a great way for you to spend and invest your time. Writing enables you to truly get your teeth stuck into something exciting and that really does help you fill time in a positive way.
The reason why people say that you should get started first with a diary or a small journal is that this often gives way to additional writing pursuits which are even more fulfilling. For example you may find that you start with a diary but then realize you enjoy it, and so instead begin to write some short stories. It is amazing just how quickly your ambition for writing will continue, and just how quickly you will realize that you have far more to give with regards to the written content which you are able to produce.
Why not give it a try and see how you get on?
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