Hello, my name is Julio, glad to see you here! As far as I’m concerned, writing is all about relaying information to whoever will read over what was written, whenever they get around to it. Some people, like speech writers, know exactly what kind of audience they’re writing for, and that’s also often the case with other writers, like lovers sending each other letters, or students filling out assignments for instructors to grade, just to name a handful of examples. This shines a light on one of the most important parts of writing well, which is understanding your audience before you even start writing. If you’re confused, let me explain a bit.
Let’s say you’re writing a children’s book, something simple that would teach kids how to string words together to make a sentence. You wouldn’t fill the book with long-winded scientific terms, or any words at all that were above a certain reading grade level, because then the message you’re trying to send would get lost because your audience wouldn’t understand it. Writing is a profession where this happens all the time – the way things are said can be as important or moreso than what is actually being said in the first place. The ability to relay information efficiently for readers is a sign of a great writer.
As for me, I write as a hobby, mostly because it helps me to outline my thoughts in a logical fashion. I do this for myself even more than I do it for my readers, and writing has always been a cathartic kind of thing for me. It just seems easier to figure out or understand some concepts once I’ve written them down and I can look at them with my eyes, even while rolling them over in my mind. As someone who writes often though, I know I can help other aspiring writers out there to do better, and that’s the ultimate purpose of my little website here.