Maths is very important. No, really, it is. Everyone needs it, even reclusive author types like you or me. WIthout math, how could we know how many words we’ve written or what or (imaginary?) sales figures say about us and our writing?
Okay…I think we’ve satisfied the balanced argument types. Now, time for the real reason for this post and the reason why I urge anyone who wishes to be a writer or an artist to study math during high school; maths classes are boring. And therefore, a great time to be honing your art. I have discussed this topic with many of my writer friends and they all agree that some of their most productive work occured during math class. And it was certainlly not the algebra that benefited. When your mind is forced to create stimulation rather than saturated in it, you allow yourself to come up with creative, whacky, out-of-the-box ideas.
So, kids, study math and bore yourself silly. It will do wonders for your writing, I promise.*
*No promise actually certified. Results may vary. The author accepts no responsibilty for bad marks in any subject. 🙂