Writing

Written words hold an immeasurable impact on a reader.

February 10, 2022

Written words hold an immeasurable impact on a reader. The impact depends on the way the words are stringed together, the selection of words, and their flow. Simple yet effective writing is a Meta skill - a requisite to stand out in a crowd.

We may come across several excellent orators but very few effective writers. Written communication takes time to build, but it can open up an array of opportunities and respectability once mastered. It is very common to mess up what you write. Words entangle to make the best as well as the worst of compositions. So, it becomes important to give time to learn and master this skill - to learn to stitch words together to form a beautiful reading experience for your reader, whether it is an email, an article, or a book.

“Hey, how’s it going? It’s all cool!” This is an example of “conversational” language. Most of us are comfortable writing pleasantries. Text messaging applications have resulted in the rise of this type of communication. But, professional responsibilities involve writing down concepts, reports, articles, and more - all for which, conversational language can seem unprofessional.

One way to learn to write well is to read well. The way you learn to write is directly proportional to the type of writing you consume while reading. So, if you are trying to improve your written communication, be mindful of the writing that you are reading.

Written language is the most powerful tool for knowledge and learning in the history of mankind. It has aided education (books), trade(contracts), building relationships(letters) for years. And today, nothing has changed. Writing continues to impact lives in ways unimaginable.