“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”
― Winston S. Churchill
Writing is a medium of human communication that represents language and emotion through the inscription or recording of signs and symbols. In most languages, writing is a complement to speech or spoken language. Within a language system, writing relies on many of the same structures as speech, such as vocabulary, grammar and semantics, with the added dependency of a system of signs or symbols.
The result of writing is generally called text, and the recipient of text is called a reader. Motivations for writing include publication, storytelling, correspondence and diary. Writing has been used in keeping history, maintaining culture, spreading knowledge through the media and the formation of legal systems. It is also an important medium of expressing oneself by way of written words.