“Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That’s why it’s so hard.”– David McCullough
Putting your thoughts into words can be a challenge. Every time you sit down to write, you challenge yourself to take all of your thoughts and ideas and organize them into a logical and cohesive narrative.
This requires clear and concise thinking, which is difficult to achieve! So, in writing it’s actually the thinking that can be the hardest part. Trying to think clearly requires a lot of work; you need focus and critical thinking abilities. This process though has many benefits.
- It helps to identify any logic gaps in our understanding.
- Our ability to reflect and observe our own thought processes is developed, known as metacognition.
- It allows us to refine our ideas until we get them just right, which means that we get better at forming and expressing our ideas.
- It helps us tap into our creative potential and discover new perspectives.