Essay on Writing Is A Process Of Communication

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Often people wonder whether anyone can be taught to write and why so often we don’t know how to write by now. To understand what makes writers, “good” we first need to define and ask ourselves, “What is writing?” Sherley Anne Williams, an African-American poet, and professor describes writing as, “I think writing is really a process of communication. It’s the sense of being in contact with people who are part of a particular audience that really makes a difference to me in writing.” Writing is a way of response to our reader; when we write, we want our audience to receive the purpose of our ideas and react to it. We want to communicate the purpose effectively. To recognize good writing, one must see evidence of good structure, logic, grammar and flow into the individual’s work. According to The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “ Contending with the decision-making, linearity, social context, subjectivity, and objectivity that constitute writing is a process that takes place over time and through language.” Now that we understand the meaning of writing let us look at what makes a good writer and what are the most important things for a good writer to know. “Something happened to Francois when he was barely thirteen, without which the story that follows would have been possible (A Story like the Wind by Laurens van der Post).” What makes this writer, a good writer? According to Ann Handley author and speaker, “Good writing anticipates what questions readers will…

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