Writing is quite reliable means for transmitting information or keeping historical records. While you might think that only in recent history, we started using writing for purposes that are more mundane, you will be mistaken.
The oldest known use of writing in China was for divination in the royal court. Yap, those ancient mandarins used writing to divine the future.
If we ever manage to decipher the oldest known writing (the Dispilio Tablet, carbon 14-dated to 5260 BC), we will probably discover that it does not represent annual tax report.
Good writing can be your path to success, wealth and fame. True masters of the pen gave excellent advice and inside information on achieving success with this great art. These thoughts and quotes offer great insight into the mind of great authors...