The art of writing

The art of writing has been a part of human lives for several thousand years, and today it is even more vital than before. Having spread progressively over the centuries from the days of using clay tablets to computer chips, this art is further poised for dramatic developments (Coulmas 1). Though hundreds of millions of individuals are still incapable of reading and writing, humanity basically depends on writing to an exceptional extent. It is relatively likely that today, more communication takes place in written form than in the oral mode (Coulmas 1). Though there is no general objective measure, but if there were any suspicions or doubts before, the internet boom globally has laid to rest the notion that for humanity at large, writing is only a minor practice of communication.

The vastness of written record and the knowledge preserved in libraries, information or data banks, and complex information networks make it challenging to imagine a phase of modern life unaffected by writing. ‘Access’, the catchphrase of the knowledge society, generally means admission to written intelligence (Coulmas 1). In summary, writing is making a script using your hands where the one who writes conveys or communicates a form for everything of what he or she meditates and whatever he or she feels. As such, a writer has to be capable of using written language to communicate an idea or message.

Steps on how to improve writing

  1. Write whenever you can

With a lot of things in life, practice has remained as the main factor in improving the capability to do something. Writing is no different. So, what is written doesn’t have to be for anybody or about anything, in particular, writing can just be for its own sake. Therefore, as a step to improve your writing skills, it is crucial to explore the different writing styles such as news stories, poems, short stories, analytical features, list features and so on. Generally, the written word has numerous forms, so, play around with them.

  1. Read a lot

If one desires to become a writer, chances are that this person is already an avid reader. But in order to emerge as a master in this art of writing, it is important to step outside of your zone and read materials you don’t ordinarily. If you don’t read an academic paper, do so, if you don’t read tabloid newspapers, do so and if you don’t read poetry, try it. Exposing yourself to diverse types of writing will only aid you to turn out to be a better writer yourself.

  1. Carry a notebook

As you go about your daily routine, you might be hit by a burst of creativeness or inspiration. Therefore, carrying a notebook with you while you are out and about guarantees that you can write down that incredible idea or touch observation or vivid metaphor and it won’t be lost like a drop in the rain before you rush back to your PC. Similarly, have with you a notebook at hand when you are either reading a book or watching a film so that you can record a brilliant turn of catchphrase or a sizzling piece of dialogue.

  1. Plan your article with a written outline

Ideas often pop into your head. So, the best way to disseminate the idea so it flourishes is to draft an outline of how you see the article taking form. Clearly, it rest on what kind of article it is you are writing but including several questions that you want the piece to answer will aid in solidifying its content. Likewise, you can add any illustrations you want to quote or points you would want to make, or maybe add something from any notes you have been taking.


Writing not only provides us with ways of salvaging the past, but it is also a critical skill for influencing the future.Writing is basically a language skill which isvital in our lives. Through writing, we can notify others, handle transactions, convince, irritate, and tell what we feel.

Works Cited:

Coulmas, Florian. Writing Systems: An Introduction to Linguistic Analysis. Cambridge University Press, 2004.