Writing is a beautiful skill that has been employed for centuries to put down one’s thoughts to preserve them and pass them along to future generations. Language and the development of it has allowed people the world over to expand their minds and learn new skills and analyze profound ideas through books and manuscripts. The beautiful skill of writing has made it possible for stories to be told, ideas to be shared, and experiences to be explored, all through a collection of words.
Writing as a mode of employment too, has a long history. Classical poets, authors, and playwrights were lauded and praised for their talents, and although some did not find success in their lifetimes, their works were greatly appreciated upon and many years after their deaths.
Poetry has long been a way to express emotion, feeling, and ideas in a more approachable way. Although early poets, such as those of the metaphysical era, including Alexander Pope and John Donne, wrote poetry that required advancement in learning and a thorough understanding of history and mythology, allowing only those of profound learning to savor their poetry, those of the romantic era, such as William Wordsworth and Lord Byron, focused more on the expression of feelings and emotions through poetry, and their works were considered more universally understandable due to their expansive applicability to the elite and the lower classes alike.
Playwriting and playwrights
One of the most, if not the most revered, of playwrights in history is William Shakespeare. His sonnets and plays have long been considered some of the best works in the history of mankind, and his contribution to the progression of the English language; as Shakespeare was infamous for introducing thousands of new words into the language; made him a juggernaut in the literary scene. His sonnets also popularized sonnet writing as well as iambic pentameter, and his works are studied and appreciated to this day.
This category includes writers that work in a professional capacity, usually for businesses, and use their writing skills for that purpose. Freelance writers, editors of magazines, even professional résumé writers in Perth, all fall within the category. Their skill set is expansive, but are steered by them into the needs of the company that currently employ them.
Authors and novels
Novels, short stories, and book series are some of the most popular methods of enjoying beautiful writing in the modern day. Fiction is a popular genre, although non-fiction writers too contribute greatly to the popularity of the novel. Book series, including extremely famous series such as The Lord of the Rings, gained popularity within the last two decades or so, and created cult followings and thousands of fans.