A daily writing habit gives you regular time to sweep your mind for forgotten tasks and ideas that have been fermenting in the back of your head without your knowledge. It allows you to take the unordered thoughts floating around your head like lost puppies in zero gravity, and turn them into ordered plans and actions.
If you’re not a professional writer, pocket money is probably all you’ll ever want to earn from your words. These days, it’s easy to submit to many publications without spending considerable time and money doing so. While you’re unlikely to get too many bites without a good track record as a writer, it’s certainly easy enough to be worth the effort, and your wallet will be pleased.
If you can’t live forever physically, then why can’t your memory live forever? That desire to seem clever, to be talked about, to be remembered after death, to get your own back on the grown-ups who snubbed you in childhood- everything can be fulfilled using writing!
With our dependence on technology it seems that everything that can be done on a computer, is done on a computer. If you opt to use a pen and paper instead of a computer, you give yourself time with the tactile and real.
People consume now more than ever in the history of the world. Whether it is food, music or information. Writing gives us a chance to turn the tides on consumerism. Rather than consume more, we can make something.