Writing is a Superpower

How many of you enjoy writing? How many of you think being a writer would be a cool job to have? How many of you aspire to be great writers?

It’s okay if you answered no to some or even all of those questions. I understand. Writing can be hard work, it’s not as glamorous as being a rock star or Hollywood actor, and it may seem a little on the “brainy” side. Just be aware that if you think that way, you’ll end up looking as clueless as Lois Lane is about Clark Kent.

You see, the writer’s mild-mannered, corrective-lens-wearing exterior masks a wonderful secret: writing is a superpower.

If you learn to string words together effectively, you’ll find yourself capable of doing all kinds of things which are beyond the reach of mere mortals. Learn to write, and you’ll never be out of a job. Learn to write, and you’ll have people offering you jobs designed just to take advantage of your talents. Learn to write, and you can influence others, develop a following, change a life, even change the world.

[This is the first part of a lecture designed to inspire high school students to love writing. In my next post, I’ll show how writing lets you “rule the school.”]

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Posted on August 14, 2011, in Writing is a superpower. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

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