The Secret of Writing

Brooke Schwartz
2 min readNov 15, 2021

There is nothing more daunting, and more exciting, than an empty page.

Slowly, you fill it with words. They well up and spill over, through your fingers, onto the keys, out into the world, and they float into people’s brains through their eyes, a mixture of conscious and unconscious messages, each letter and space and comma and semicolon another signal, another angle, another slight bias. The page fills up with your thoughts.

Brooke Schwartz

Professional writer, editor, and tutor; social justice advocate; Orthodox Jew; dedicated Grammar Auror