There is something about writing that we have forgotten: It’s an art. Which means, it can help us in the time of a psychological crisis. That one can seek its refuge as and when one needs emotional healing.
Some of us see writing as an expression of knowledge instead of pursuit. We assume that a writer has ideas which she puts into words. With that assumption, writing seems no different than speech, and in fact, no different than an inherent talent. This is why, we get swayed by professional writers, authors etc.
This is only the partial picture.
Writing is a tool through which a writer tries to make sense of her thoughts. As you would notice, thoughts are mostly chaotic and random. It is a writer’s job to catch them, untangle them, shape them and make them visible to the world. For instance, a writer would write a love story not because she perfectly understands what romance is, but because she wants to.
I can assure you, it’s going to be a beautiful journey. Shall we?
Recognise your thought. What are you thinking exactly at this moment? Once you can clearly identify it, write it down on a piece of paper. This step is important. The thought has to come out in the physical world and find a place for itself. Don’t use a phone or computer, otherwise it will go from one kind of invisible world to another. Simply write your precise thought. It can be one sentence or more. You do not have to worry about grammar or your choice of words. Only be honest and clear. Congratulations on the completion of your first assignment.