Greg Proffit

Apr 17, 2021

3 min read

Writing v. Speaking: Writing Is More Artificial…which is not a bad thing

One of the most satisfying aspects of writing and posting something daily is…you guessed it…writing and posting something daily. Writing is artificial in comparison to speaking. What do I mean? When you speak, it is mostly stream-of-consciousness, with opportunities to course-correct, amend, update, or renounce utterances on the fly. I hope all that makes sense.

Both speaking and writing propagate words into the world. But the spoken word is often uttered with less care and painstaking than the words of a carful writer. The impermanent means you can…