Why writing is important to the writer

June 17, 2023 | By Jim Stovall | Filed in: journalism.

Shane Parrish of the Farnham Street blog has written a short (two-minute read) essay on why writing is important. It is packed with insights about writing. It is also a powerful argument against the so-called “artificial intelligence” writing software we hear about so much these days.

He says:

Writing about something teaches you about what you know, what you don’t know, and how to think. Writing about something is one of the best ways to learn about it. Writing is not just a vehicle to share ideas with others but also a way to understand them better yourself. Why Write?

Read this, and you will be thinking about it for a while.

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