Education is all about ability to perceive facts, from reading about it, as against actually watching it to happen. To be a good reader, requires two things. First is the knowledge of the language and second is ability to imagine. Reading and daydreaming goes hand in hand. Reading, like all things, often becomes an obsession, but that is another matter.
Writing is an extension of reading. Writing also involves two things. First command over the language and second is clarity of perception of thought. Writing transforms the abstract thought into tangible words.
Readers and writers exist but cannot be created by training. Their existence can be dormant like a plant without flower. But springs arrive when Reader gets lost in his reading, loosing sense of time and Writer blooms when he is not hesitant to write his thoughts, with same clarity as he/she perceive it.
Unfortunately internet has created a new illusion i.e. Writers without writing skills. They are Recyclists. Copy paste plagiarism has a new extension. Blogging was supposed to be a personal log book but it becomes a scrapbook of other’s articles. I stumble upon numerous blogs which merely recycle content from other sources without adding a single word. But that is not the whole problem. The worst part is the fact that this recycling culture has created an impression that recycling is blogging. That is a dangerous trend. This makes potential writers wary of experimenting or to start at all.
Flower has one destiny: to blossom. Writer exists in writing for the two are the same. One is thought and other is it’s transformed image in writing. Each individual writer has his style of writing which is like a personality. Most of time I have to read judgments of the courts. Very often the authors can be identified by their writings. Some can not be identified at all which also means that their stenographer do most of the writing.
To sum up, every good reader is a potential writer. Every good writing is a product of meditation. BTW here good is used for diligence and being meticulous. It is exciting to see that some teenagers have such a clarity in their thought, as reflected from their blogging. That is a real promise of future of mankind, if this clarity does not get enslaved in patterns of thought and its action.
I hope not.