What’s writing? Looking at it deeply, writing is translating thoughts into words. Fitting these words, framing them into something that exactly means what your mind imagines, is exactly what writing it! Be it a tweet, a Facebook post, a script or a tagline, it is useless if it doesn’t translate your thoughts. But are there any ways to make this translation beautiful and understandable exactly as meant?

Fundamental Form of any writing: 

That is why we need to understand how to write. Let’s not discuss what type of content we are writing about, because if we get to specifics, we cannot formulate writing at all. The simple and basic form for any writing is to have three parts in the body. An introduction, body and the conclusion. This is as simple as any writing in the world goes.

Introduction

Now you can add whatever you want, headers, headings, footers, or even dissect an article into multiple topics, but, there is always a beginning, a middle and the end. The introduction, or the beginning is something that makes you explain to the reader what the body of the text is going to be. You bring your readers to familiar grounds, make them understand what is the context here. 

For scholarly articles, there is an abstract you write as a summary or a brief wording to make every reader understand the entire context. But in an introduction you don’t need to brief what you are going to write, but just begin it with the existing world, the familiar ground and then lift it to the unknown world, or the actual thought of your mind.

Body

Middle part is the most necessary part for writing. If you mess up the middle part, there is no understanding at all. The entire matter becomes irrelevant. Make sure that you slowly shift from the introduction to the actual matter that you want to write. And you need to do that in a very smooth way that the level of understanding shouldn’t be jerked or spiked anywhere. 

The middle part is the space for you to explore and make sure that your thoughts are put in the right words. Now what are these right words and wrong words? The thing is, language allows misunderstandings and misinterpretations! To avoid misunderstandings, write as objective as possible, avoiding all the ambiguities. 

Ambiguity is something like a vague statement which can mean multiple things. Like if you shouted “Call me a cab” you might be called a cab instead. Ok, that was lame, but that’s how language has gaps for ambiguity and you have to avoid vague statements in all cases. Say you were writing a script and your character scratches his head and grins while touching a scar on his head, it gives a different message.

But if you write the same scene as a character just grinning, you convey less information and the body-language of the character is left for the audience to figure out. Is he standing still and grinning? Is he dancing at the pole and grinning? The specifics! Only specifics help you convey what you want.

Conclusion

The conclusion is necessary unless you aim to continue the write-up sometime else and keep on extending it. Every write-up should be conclusive and this conclusion must be an inference of the introduction and the body. Treat the introduction as one premise and the body as another. Conclusion is something that is related and is inferred through the two premises.

If the conclusion is not in the premises and goes way beyond the premise, stating something else, it is an inconclusive write-up. The reader will not understand your write-up if it doesn’t explain what the middle part says about. One can safely say that without a conclusion, i.e, an expression of the matter (middle), body and introduction become useless.

Wrap up

Sometimes, you are bound with words, like a technical article or just a tweet. Then you have to understand that you can not take much time to establish your context in the beginning, explain it in the middle and conclude by ending it without ambiguity. All you have to do is make use of your words carefully. 

When you have to tweet only a specific number of characters, each word should convey more information and on the whole, even being fewer words, it should convey as much as a full article or whatever your thought is. If it is a script, you can leave ambiguities wantedly if you want the director to figure it out showing them visually.

But if your writing is for the common readers to understand your thoughts as you write them and not as some visual, you definitely need to follow this form. This form is not a rule, but it is a mere tenet that eerie writing must adhere to. Even if you discredit it, you will still be following the form involuntarily. 

There is always a beginning, a middle and an end in every form of content. That is exactly why you should be doing it better as it is unavoidable either way.

It is not so hard to write. All it takes to write is a mere will to write. The words start flowing, the letters start pairing up; making sentences. But what makes a sentence more than just readable? If one is a writer or if one is an enthusiast or an avid reader, it is no surprise to wonder what makes certain writings so attractive? How can some writings speak more than the words written? Now, that’s what makes the distinction between great writing and average writing. 

But it is a fact that when one is writing, they should not be bothered about the gradations and ranks of their level of writing. They should be worried about conveying what they want to write in a way that it is best understood. It’s all about how one writes the ‘what’ they write, and in a way that it is understood the way it is intended.

A writer can worry about the language later, it is the idea that acts as a soul of any writing. It is only common to see some writings that appear grammatically sound but speak nothing. These writings have complicated terminology that suits the likes of the elite, the classy terms. But when one cuts into the body of this content, there is no soul. There is no idea behind these sugarcoated words.

The content that a writer writes can be anything. It can be an underwear brand that the writer writes for, it is nothing inferior. No subject is inferior when it comes to writing. If one is writing about underwears, they must not make it sound inferior. It’s a necessary thing that we all wear, and there is nothing to be ashamed of. Similarly, there are many subjects writers feel ashamed and stop doing their jobs to describe them better.

Take ‘anarchy’ for example, or in the modern-day, a ‘feminist’ is turning into a negative term. It is the writer that should take the blame for not describing the term correctly, or defending the negative use of the term. The writer takes the job without understanding the power held. What is written is never forgotten. It’s an idea that a writer implants into brains through letters and words.

It is not a mere sugarcoated paragraph that one writes. It’s a seed that can create a tree of thoughts giving birth to different seeds in the reader’s mind. Never forget that it is the idea that is before the presentation. Presentation is equally important too. It is a mutual dependency. Without an idea, even a fantastic presentation appears soulless. And without a proper presentation, the idea appears raw and naked. 

We have reached a point, that we don’t like things naked. Even if we did, we would never agree. The first instinct at the sight of the naked is to close one’s eyes regardless of their feelings towards the visual. Such is the scenario of an idea without an adequate presentation. Think of the presentation as ‘idea presented in as understandable and as acceptable to common mind’.

 We might have the urge to write something unacceptable, but if one desires a reader to comprehend the writing. The compromise of writing in a common language happens. If the reader is not a concern, if it is a journal that one writes; only then can one be excused for the crime of writing something incomprehensible.

Write to speak; to communicate. We always have our personal diaries to write things that only we understand.

Object, object… object! Remember what an object is—an object some item, some ‘thing’, some being, something with existence. If an object is an existence, a man is an object; a woman is an object. What is man? A thing that has a penis, but gay people have a penis, a penis doesn’t make a man. Okay, the appearance of gay is man, gay is the man. Man is a man, and gay is man, so man is not a penis. Man is a mere abstract concept of appearance, just words!

Concept, the concept is something that is a widely accepted idea. The idea that is spread and I guess it doesn’t need to be widely accepted. An idea is a concept? Then why do we call it a concept? Maybe the context differs. The context! The context of things changes words that we use and meanings that the words mean. So, context, context is important!

“Fuck you” I yell in a comedy situation, and people begin to laugh. Context! “Fuck you” in a rather angry scene makes people thrash me. Context! How to put this? Sentence? Word? Phrase? Rhetoric? I have these recurring thoughts! Context! Subject! Idea! Abstract! These words that run in my head. Imaginations, the thoughts, the desire, the context! I think of pictures, my thought, pictures! I think pictures and visuals.

The visuals of the things that I see, the pictures they appear in my head. My head gives me words, I arrange words to describe the pictures that I see in my head! The visuals! I’m explaining the visuals in my head in a grammatical form to make others understand! Understanding, understanding is crucial for communication. For communication, we need common words.

Common words we assign common meaning. It doesn’t make sense to have different meanings! Meaning! Meaning is a concept that we give to the visual we have in our brain! I assign this visual of a structure in my mind as a rectangle. But are you thinking of a rectangle, when I use the word rectangle? Thinking! Thinking differs, you hear my words, you don’t see my visuals! My visuals are for me!

How can I show you my visuals? Only through mere translations! Translation of those visuals into words! Words that we assign meaning to the visuals. Meaning, the abstract concept of shared understanding. So it is possible of misunderstanding! Misunderstanding, because the word you give to your visual might be different from mine. Even when the words are shared, our visuals are different. 

The rectangle is titled 45 degrees in my visuals. It might be the visual I refer to whenever I imagine a rectangle. But for you, it might be a shape that is on the board drawn by your teacher! Our rectangles have similar attributes, but our rectangles are different! Communications, language and understanding are flawed and create miscommunication and misunderstanding too. But language is the closest victory that we have to communicate. It is flawed, but it is successful, the damages are collateral!

I have put my hand on my keyboard, write! Write in a way… in a form.. in a structure.. understandable structure. But structure destroys! Destroys the visual that is in my head! Can I break the structure? Is a broken structure understandable? My visual explained in the phrase is adjusted! My visual explained in words, words that mean something. Some common attribute, some common understanding. And no form. No sentence form, mere thought! Mere visual, mere word! Read the word! Reading the words create understanding rather than distortion! Oh, the distortion is a diversion, the message! And the message is being sent.

Sent to your mind, you understand me! You understand me more without a form if you see through the words! The words are mere masks, the form -a mere romance, the words are beautiful when they are understood in the same way that they are meant! For that, we need no form, of course, form – beautiful but form is censored. The words that create visuals! The sentences that direct your visuals to appropriate translations. If we did those if we told in a way to communicate our visuals rather than words. We mean a lot, we mean exact! The exact is understood and never misunderstood! Ah, our rectangles will be the same with specifics! Specificity increases and details a visual. Visualise better, explain detailed and our rectangles might just become the same!

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