Words can be a powerful tool. When written they can tell a story, when read they can cause you to experience emotions. Both reading and writing can help people. Writing, is something people do every day, however it can effect us in many different ways. Writing can help relieve stress, when you do something such as keep a journal or diary. It can also help you remember things, because when you write something down, the brain knows that it needs to remember what it just wrote. Reading can also effect our brains. When you read books, you can improve your vocabulary, because writers use words that you will not find in places like television or everyday conversation. Reading can also relieve stress, and books are a good escape from the world. Never underestimate the power of writing, because it can effect our lives in many different ways.