One: Convey a Message. How can you know what you mean until you write it? The act of writing allows you to make unexpected connections among ideas and language. It helps you get your ideas across, in fresh new ways.
Two: Tell a Story. “I have an ordinary life,” you say. “Nothing special ever happens to me.” But you don’t need special events to be a writer; it’s what you to do with the everyday that matters. That’s the beauty of writing—it allows you to make the mundane into the magical.
Three: Gain Personal Satisfaction. It feels good to write, to be no longer yourself but to move in an entire universe of your own creating.
Four: Share Information. Writing is a powerful means of communication because it forms and shapes human thought. Everyone is free to write and thereby share information with others. And beyond, sharing information, writing helps change ideas and attitudes through persuasion.
Five: Fulfill a Dream. Writing creates a permanent, visible record of your ideas for others to consider and ponder. It gives you a taste of immortality.