Writing is a form of symbolic action and communication that dates back
thousands of years. For a long time, writing was a very sacred and spiritual
act. However, over time the written word has enacted many roles both
positive and negative depending on the intention of the writer/performer.
In some ways today, writing has lost some of its spiritual essence.
Indeed writing can still provide a medium for us to share our truth,
a vehicle for our voice to be heard. A place where one can experience
the freedom on speech. It can still be a creative outlet, a path to
make change in the world. There are different means that can be used
to express ourselves texturally, such as:
- Writing a book on an issue that concerns you, writing a life-story,
personal insights, stories through fictional styles, children's book.
- Composing a web page
- Creating poetry
- Writing an editorial, article, critique
- Writing an academic paper.
- Letter writing to organizations, companies, local representatives,
I will explore some of these in the following sections: