As students, we learn the different possible purposes of writing: writing for information, writing for expression, and writing for persuasion. And these are all true.
But there is one more reason for writing, that we seem to have failed to mention: writing to learn, and writing for what you need. This is the most awesome kind of writing! This is realizing what you need, and then writing it, so it's there for others.
|Harriet, Viscountess Duncannon|
and her Two Sons,
Frederick and John,
So, I started it for myself, encouraging myself, with ideas of how to handle Mother's Day without your mother.
By writing this article, I analyzed what had gone wrong in a bullying situation I had at work. Writing the article helped me see clearly what I done wrong, and to move on to better things.
The thing about "writing what you need," is that doing so tends to resonate with people on a deep level. Both of these articles have had a tremendous response, and have helped many people. Why? They were written from the heart, and written from need. And this is a different, more urgent kind of writing.
What about you? Have you written "what you need," and have had it help others? Or have you read something written from the heart, and been deeply touched by it? Share with me!
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