(Because this blog is about writing, it is also about everything else. Good writing means coherent traffic with external minds, and that requires a broad working knowledge of the world.)
Writing also means resistance. Composing sentences is an entropy-defying creative act. Human nature abhors a vacuum, evidenced every day as blank walls fill up with murals and graffiti and blank pages fill up with words. All negative space is an opportunity and a battleground, which means opportunities and battles are plentiful.