I'm creating a screen recording of me writing 200 words to convince my business partner (in crime) to join the 200wad community. The thing about writing is that it's not done for a single purpose and it's not limited to writers.
Writing serves a number of purposes and provides a wide array of benefits.
I use writing:
- As a form of therapy to process my own thoughts and feelings, whether it's in the way I'm talking to myself mentally or after experiencing a challenging situation
- I gain a better understanding of topics by writing about them. I process my own thoughts about a topic and pose questions to myself so I can guide my own thinking and see how I can gain a deeper understanding of concepts. Sometimes the questions force me to do further reading because the explanation of the concepts is beyond what I already know (this is especially the case when I expose myself to new terms without really knowing what they mean)
- Writing allows me to express myself more clearly, beyond written communication. Even when I'm talking to people I find myself structuring my thoughts better, and it's largely thanks to my writing habit.