How does writing help me connect? Writing is a thread. It weaves people together, and traces out similarities that are often overlooked. Writing helps people understand you, and helps you understand others. The way you write reveals something about you, no matter what the topic of your piece is. No only that, but writing shows things about yourself that you might not have noticed. Writing connects us, in a way, with ourselves. I write to attempt to lay out the contents of my thoughts, and piece them together in a way that makes sense. I read to do the same with others.