The way the world writes, reads, and talks about itself, and how that changes, is a central question of modern life.
How does one become a writer, and what is it like to be one?
The short answer is: you need a desk, or, if you don’t have one, you should probably get one.
Writing for free, on a desk is like writing on a blank piece of paper, where you can see your work for what it is, not what you might have hoped.
Writing on a whiteboard or in the bathroom is like a giant, blank piece, but you can’t see it.
So what can you do with a desk?
In my first two books, I described writing with a white board and a white wall as the same thing, as if it were a physical manifestation of the same experience.
The whiteboard is a kind of blank piece on which you can read, but its only use is as a blank page, not as a writing surface.
The blank page is a window into a world you’re not aware of, and you have to work to get there.
But the whiteboard doesn’t have to be white.
It can be a white, plastic, or wooden desk, and even one with a clear glass surface.
And even though the white board is an abstract canvas, there’s an emotional, physical, and psychological payoff to the space.
Writing a book or an article is like walking into a room full of people.
The way they move is the way they write.
The room is filled with people who look like they belong, but they are not.
If you walk into the room of a person who is not you, you don to be able to read the words that you write on a piece of white paper.
In my last book, The Self, I talked about how to make writing easier.
I talked to my students about the difference between the writing that comes naturally, and the writing they write for themselves.
The writing they do is a reflection of the writing you have written for yourself.
But I also talked about the value of the white page, a blank surface.
Writing comes naturally to you.
Writing is a gift from God.
The White Paper is a blank canvas, a mirror that you can look at your work on and use as a source of inspiration, a tool to improve, and a place where you are free to be yourself.
And, if all of that sounds good, I’m glad you asked.
I hope you find some inspiration, some meaning, some sense in this piece.
This article is part of an online series exploring the intersection of writing and technology.
To learn more about how we’re making writing better, read the series’ other installments here.