Here’s Every Reason Why You Should Fucking Write.

1. If you don’t create, you won’t affect the world around you.

2. Writing is the minimum viable product of your life.

3. There’s no despair that can’t be held at bay with words.

4. When people ask what you do, you have something to point to.

5. Having a career and paying bills is treading water for you — writing gives you a purpose.

6. You have stories you need to tell and beliefs you need to share.

7. Writing can change lives, and there are lives that need to be changed.

8. If you don’t challenge yourself, you will atrophy — without writing, your legacy would be a very well curated Netflix library.

9. Your writing is your own roadmap — it helps you find your way.

10. You write to meet people and to connect with others who you might never have had any contact with otherwise.

11. Some might say sharing and creating the written word is the entire point of the Internet.

12. Because you fucking love the way simple letters look on a minimalist background.

13. Writing is the only career that has ever felt right to you. When you write you belong.

14. Your readers are creatives and artists and entrepreneurs who are making incredible things. When you can inspire them, you play a part in their process.

15. Stories need to be told. And always have. It connects us all.

16. Writing enables you to discover things about yourself that you never knew.

17. Right now, we are drafting the future of digital publishing — you wouldn’t trade your place in that for anything.

18. Writing is its own form of innovation.

19. Writing is a skill that can be applied to and is needed by every industry, technology and platform.

20. Being able to write is one of the greatest accomplishments of humanity.

21. Your Tinder dates like writers 😉

22. Writing demonstrates more than just an ability to put words on a page — it shows dedication, project management and marketing. It can be a point of professional differentiation.

23. Writing can help you relax and breathe and take stock of your life.

24. People want and need great content, they’re reaching out for it and searching for it.

25. No matter how old you get, even when you’re too weak to do much else, you’ll be able to write.

26. It stops you from being bored in a way that TV can never quite match.

27. Because there are some incredible words out there that are fucking fun to write. Like floccinaucinihilipilification. You don’t even know what that means, but you love it.

28. Your thoughts are your own and could never come the same way from anyone else. Because everyone is unique. That’s amazing.

29. Because it gives you something to do on the train.

30. You want people to one day look up to you the way you look up to the writers that you love and respect. you know that sounds egotistical, but you don’t care. It’s honest.

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