Writing has Power

posted Mar 24, 2019, 9:49 AM by David Alan Binder   [ updated Mar 24, 2019, 9:50 AM ]

Writing has Power


Donald Murray, the writer and educator said:

“Writing can give you power, for we live in a complicated technological society, and those people who can collect information, order it into significant meaning, and then communicate it to others will influence the course of events within the town or nation, school or university, company or corporation.”


(This came from the book, “The Writer’s Craft, idea to expression”, that I am currently studying.  Picture below.)



That is one powerful statement.  We somehow knew this deep down inside us and that propels us into this state of agitation, of angst, of this is one thing I have to do no matter what else I do in life; I HAVE TO DO THIS WRITING THING!


Be more powerful than a superhero, be more powerful than a leader of a nation, be more powerful than any celebrity; simply by using your words carefully and articulating with coherence and meaning to your readers.


This says it all.  Thanks for reading and writing, my Dear Writers and Readers.


A Think Piece by David Alan Binder