What happens when you start writing

Adithya Venkatesan
2 min readMar 14, 2024

Writing is the single biggest force multiplier you will ever learn. The more you write, the clearer your thoughts get over time. You learn to articulate better. You think better. You visualize every task at hand. If reading is learning, writing is studying.

Writing helps you professionally.

You’re able to paint a picture for your colleagues on what you’re thinking. Ideas spill over paper, folks across teams, locations, understand what you’re thinking. You leave zero margin for error because words mean things, and are actionable. Writing helps sell an idea.

As a Founder, writing helps you percolate the bigger picture to the organisation. It helps you convey the North Star. As a leader, it helps rally the troops. As an employee, it helps you execute on goals. Ambiguity goes out of the window when you write.

Writing helps you personally.

A handwritten letter is more valuable than a thousand flowers. Words have the unique ability to convey emotion, when others fail. It gives you the power to emote better, build relationships. It acts as a reassurance mechanism. It helps you manage conflict. It helps you deconstruct misunderstandings, because words are powerful.

Writing for yourself gives you a peek into how you’re evolving as a person. Writing gives you a window into the dusty corners of the mind. It unearths ideas, creates a memory palace for your thoughts. It helps you talk better with people.

The more you write, the better you get. The better you get at writing, the easier it gets to convey your thoughts. When it gets easier to convey what you truly mean, you’re able to eke out the best from people; professionally and personally. Folks who write well have a disproportionate advantage over the rest. Writing is… the single biggest force multiplier you will ever learn 😊



Adithya Venkatesan

Brand Marketer. Twitter: @adadithya. Travel fanatic. Wildlife lover. Voracious reader. Cenosillicaphobic. Logophile. Past: @gojektech @reuters @ACJIndia