Knowledge is power.
Till the nineties Typewriter was an essential item in any office and many homes too.
Only after the PCs became prevalent typewriters started vanishing. In typewriter or typewriting, the word writing and writer are embedded and not separated. Typewriter used to be the constant companion of writers and journalists,
As for improvement, ' practice maketh one perfect' is always is true.
For a writer having a good vocabulary is strength. Vocabulary and knowledge of grammar makes writing better. In the pre-personal computer days, career typists, copywriters and writers too had a dictionary with them to use as and when needed. Many ordinary people who had only basic school education also acquired good language skills by constant practice.
While thought process is natural and comes easy to anyone in his own ways, to put i in paper in black and white is a really difficult task. A writer becomes effective only when the reader gets fully what the writer wanted to convey. A writer has also to convince the reader about his own thoughts in the writing. Words play the real part here. Use of apt words, the style and flow, simplicity or complexity of phrases, and the whole syntax have their own impact in the writing and its effectiveness.
It is nice that you feeling the improvement in your writing. The improvement is to be continuous and consistent. For that not only the output is to be improved, but even the inputs for thoughts also to be improved. That come with reading other good writings, epics, classics ,popular writings etc etc-as there are infinite resources available.
You are also true when you hint about ISC i helping this improvement. Let us hope to get more quality contributions from you in ISC.
K Mohan @ Moga
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
I agree with you regarding the important qualities of a writer that you have mentioned in your response, and yes I also believe that we should always try to learn or bring more quality to our writing or any other work.