Writing: It’s more than just words on paper

Hello guys and girls!

I know I’ve been off for a long time, but well, life in college is hard. Nevertheless, I’m back with more writing blogs and fresh ideas. So let’s begin and start reading!

Today I’m gonna write about, well, writing. But how it goes more than what we see everyday. Writing as how authors and readers see it. How this art is seen through my eyes as both reader and writer.

However, it’s a really deep topic. If you think about it, what exactly is writing? It can be composed of many things, big and small, that transform and modifies our living if ever so slightly. Writing is more than just printed words, it’s to move a human heart and soul with something you can’t see, smell, sense or hear. It’s a doorway for the mind to fly away into a new world, one that the writer’s create.

Nathaniel Hawthorne said: “Words — so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.”

In other words – haha, other words. XD Silly me. -, this means that we as writers have the power to make good and evil, beauty and ugliness, death and life, with just the words we use as we write. We are the most dangerous creators as we form the minds of those who read us and contribute to their growth and development. We can carry powerful messages and reveal truths in mysterious non-existent worlds.

That’s why in some places, some books are banned. Because they are the most dangerous weapon in humanity. This is true and proven across history. Sometimes, it’s just a word what begins a revolution, sometimes it transforms them into calls for peace.

It’s amazing what a word can do. Especially the written word. Why? Because the written word is immortal. Yes, immortal. Once a word is printed, it flies of from reader to reader and makes sure to find a home in their hearts. Furthermore, every time someone tries to destroy it, it’s all in vain, cause a new copy is out. Look at the Bible. Or the Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. Banned or attempted to be destroyed, yet they always come back.

Words are the reason we are alive. Everything is based on words, we just can’t see it. Yet, if you analyze it deeply, you can see that life is a word. Just think, how we would communicate with each other without words. With gestures? You know that’s the visual representation of words right? What do you believe sign language is? With sounds? Yeah right. And when your mind breaks it down you DON’T use words to understand it. XP.

Admit it. We are words. And as writers, we are worse than everyone. We can create or destroy by manipulating words at our will. A writer (not sure who) once said  that writers are the closest thing to God. We do many things in our worlds. Then those universes are passed down to others. Slowly, a network of ideas is born.

So don’t think that being a writer is bad. Sure, they don’t get paid much, but in the end, they are the most powerful beings in existence. Don’t believe me? Search up any historical hero or icon or researcher. Almost all of them wrote something. A speech, a book, an article, anything. Martin Luther King wrote one of the most important speeches for the rights of the black people in the United States. Gabriel Garcia Marquez transformed real life stories into fantastic works of both fiction and non-fiction, such as Clandestine in Chile. Plato wrote The Republic, in which he built the bases on politics as we now know.

On and on I can go with the list of writers. However, that’s homework for you. I’m more than convinced that writing is something huge, important and powerful. That’s why I became a writer. To change the world with my writing.

What about you? Do you want to change the world with your writing too?

Think about it.

Until next time,

Anaklusmosj

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