When it comes to writing, it has a different meaning to each individual. It could be a way to waste time. It could be something you have always hated. It could be an escape from reality. But to every one of us, writing has a meaning to our lives. To me, writing is a reminder for the good times, and a pull through for the hard times. It’s quite often, when I find myself flipping through my wrinkled, almost torn-apart diary from elementary. While looking back at my childish self, I regretted many things I have done in the past. However, despite how ever much I have hated my past, I relished the chance of feeling young again.
To write is to arrange the alphabet into words; aligning those words into sentences with the right and specifically wanted grammar and format; and expressing one's thoughts through it.
Writing is seen everywhere around the world. Writing is used to communicate, share, entertain, educate, discipline, record history, direct orders, locate, persuade, advertise, express art, and much more.
It is a major factor that makes our world what it has become today.
Literally, writing is a collection of scratches on a surface that represents a word or part of a word in a language. However, to those who understand it, writing is far more than some scratches on a piece of paper. Writing has a meaning, conveys a message, and tells a story. It can comfort us and make us cry, calm us and rally us, teach us and make us forget. Writing gives us further insight into ourselves and into human nature. It can tell a considerable amount about both the writer and the reader. The judgments one makes on a work can tell others how this person thinks and makes decisions. Writing is a snapshot of the state of one’s mind at a given point in one’s life.
To each person, writing could be defined differently. I believe that writing is a complex or intuitive process of communicating thoughts and ideas by utilizing words to express meanings, messages, concepts, or stories. It’s the sense of being in contact with others without interacting verbally or using gestures. Writing could be revisited and felt, like a memory. It may be written with detail that conveys events so lucidly that you could visualize them with perception. In addition, writing could lead to different sentiments, which may initiate controversies and violent riots. Also, it could connect with one’s feelings, and consequently, this could form clear visions in the mind through relatable experiences.
Writing is a form of expression, a way for us to record our ideas and our emotions. Symbols are strung together to somehow form meaning. In this way, writing allows us record our thoughts, so that they would never be forgotten. Memories only last so long, but writing lasts forever. For example, we still know of the ancient Egyptians’ hieroglyphics, even though they were written over 2,000 years ago. Personally, writing is a nonverbal way of telling a story, whether it is non-fiction or imaginary; I loved stories as a kid, and I love stories now. Writing is a voice that allows someone to communicate a thought to those around them, those from far away, and even those from future generations to come.
Writing is many things, yet it is one. It can be used as a form of communication, storytelling, expression, spreading information, and as a way to earn money. Writing is composing readable thoughts, feelings, and information. To some writing is escape, freedom from their lives, freedom to say what they want. To others writing is torture. They hate every minute of it and everything about it. Writing can provide factual information or invoke passionate emotions. It ecnompasses a vast array of defintions and has a countless number of forms.
Writing is an art form that is comprised of a collection of words or symbols that communicates an idea or a story, whether fiction or non-fiction. Writing, to me, is storytelling. It can discuss how we, as humans or animals , live and interact in our environment; it is a way to compare or contrast how we live or interact in the past to the present. It can convey a message of sorrow or happiness, teach us moral lessons or about human nature (our flaws), and from the past stories it can influence future. Sometimes we are presented with a problem that is parallel to another from the past, in which we can use the resolutions used previously to help us in the present. Not all writings are formal, for instance, when I was in elementary school I used to write scratch on random pieces of paper and then stuff it into my backpack. Now, when I look back on what I did, I reminisce the dark colored heart and the stick figures because it reminds me how much I have grown. I used to be the little girl with pigtails, playing on the monkey bars, struggling to complete basic multiplication, whereas now I am 5’9 ft and am entering my last year in high school, almost about to begin the laboress task of applying to college. Writing gives me a time capsule of memories that I savor when I am an adult.
What is Writing?
I think writing is something people use to express their thoughts and feelings in the form of letters and words. Writing is used to create the famous stories we all know. Writing is used to bring joy and entertainment to an audience. Reading the words transports your brain to different lands that the author has imagined in his mind. Your brain takes the writings and imagines it into far-out worlds, magical lands, or action-packed scenarios. Writing is a confusing concept, but authors have used writing to write the stories we love and hold dear to our hearts. Writing has been used to communicate with other people, to send information. They have used different languages and symbols, but it is still writing.