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Writing is a medium of human communication that represents language with signs and symbols. For languages that utilize a writing system, inscriptions can complement spoken language by creating a durable version of speech that can be stored for future reference or transmitted across distance. Writing, in other words, is not a language, but a tool used to make languages readable. 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 the activity of writing is called a text, and the interpreter or activator of this text is called a reader.

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Organizations relating to Writing

United Poets Laureate International / Parañaque, Philippines / Est. 1963
European Writers\' Council / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1977
Tennyson Society / Lincoln, UK / Est. 1960
Instituto Cervantes / Madrid, Spain / Est. 1991
International Robert Musil Society / Klagenfurt, Austria / Est. 1974
Asian Writers Conference / Manila, Philippines
International Association for Journal Writing / Sarasota FL, USA
International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers / The Hague, Netherlands / Est. 1969
International Alexander Lernet-Holenia Society / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1998
International John Bunyan Society / Luton, UK / Est. 1988
International Science Writers Association / Est. 1967
Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature / Delhi, India / Est. 1975
French-Language Writers\' Association / Paris, France / Est. 1926
Institut international Charles Perrault / Eaubonne, France / Est. 1994
International Dostoevsky Society / Est. 1971
Society of Audiovisual Authors / Brussels, Belgium
H G Wells Society / Hereford, UK / Est. 1960
Federation of Screenwriters in Europe / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2001
Association de la presse panafricaine / Paris, France / Est. 2002
Union of Latin Writers and Artists / Est. 1957
International Vladimir Nabokov Society / Oxford, UK / Est. 1978
Jane Austen Society / Henfield, UK / Est. 1940
European Medical Writers Association / Macclesfield, UK / Est. 1992
Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators / Visby, Sweden / Est. 1993
World Science Fiction Congress / Sydney, Australia

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World Problems relating to Writing

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Journalistic irresponsibility
Repetitive strain injuries
Developmental expressive writing disorder

Action Strategies relating to Writing

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Cancelling international debt
Learning basic linguistic skills
Writing lyrics
Writing letters
Providing authors
Writing off bad loans
Writing comprehensive curricula
Proclaiming community history
Exchanging poets
Achieving world peace through poetry
Improving ability to write
Encouraging christian writers
Writing children's literature
Creating programme proposals
Preparing national environmental synopses
Producing literature
Teaching basic literacy prowess
Encouraging french language writers
Advancing technical writing

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