Why do I love writing?

Why does writing down everything makes us calm? why is writing the best form of expressing ourselves? Even though all our thoughts match, why do all express in different words?

The first time I ever wrote in my personal diary, just to put down all my thoughts, that same thought that was hard for me to express to anyone. That was when I realized that writing down everything you feel will make us feel better as humans.

As a child, it was hard for me to understand why people were interested in poetry and literature. As I grew up it was very evident for me that writing made not just me, but so many people express their feeling. Coming from a non-literature background, learning about writing and its uses has made me a better human.

I’m still an amateur writer who loves to learn the language. Writing might look easy from the outside, only when you start writing on a piece of paper, you get to know that there are many checkpoints to do. I know so many people like me out there are struggling to write better. I would say the solution for this is to experiment and keep writing. With today's technology, there are so many applications that will help you with grammar, sentence formation and even tell you when to use a period. One such application that I use regularly is ‘Grammarly's, No this is not a promotion for the application. I have been using this since my college, Grammarly has helped most importantly with spelling. I’m dyslexic and when there are too many same letters or numbers it becomes hard for me to read or write, this is where Grammarly has helped me the most.

Yes, the disadvantage is that it can only be used on the computer and not on paper, but it helps. And it's free, yes it does have a paid version of it, that only when you need advanced help. At one point in my life I thought to myself “Without a literature degree, I do not think I can ever write”. Also Medium proved me wrong. I was introduced to medium long ago, However, I did not take advantage of it and started to write. All I can say is that if you love writing, start right away, there is no preferred time or date to do so.

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Ankita Kumar

Ankita Kumar

Former Fashion Designer, part-time Chef, and an amateur writer, who loves to explore every topic and trying to read as many books, before I die.