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The young lady above is taking notes which are being dictated to her. She is writing them down in her notebook. Later, she will write up the notes into a formal report for distribution or publishing. Right now, I am writing this short post using the text editor of my Word Press website. So, in summary, we write down notes and then write them up into more complete texts. In other contexts we simply use write: I am writing a book/newspaper article/shopping list etc.