Writing is nothing like dancing.

amateur antagonist
3 min readJan 20, 2024

“Dance like nobody’s watching”. Write like nobody’s reading? It doesn’t work.

Words are meant to be read. Whenever we see a jumble of letters, our brain automatically tries to read them — no matter how insignificant. Billboards, traffic signs, texts on a stranger’s phone on the bus. Words are magnetic and created to be comprehended.

That doesn’t necessarily mean that all writing is worth reading. It most certainly isn’t. That could include this, right now. But, you’ve made it this far, so why stop now?

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