I would certainly say that with spell check and other word processing features a computer can make the mechanics of writing easier. However, in terms of perspective, the expressing of emotions, or any concept that the writer wants to convey how much help is the computer really?
As legend has it, William Shakespeare wrote with a quill and parchment. The typewriter was a long way off from his time and so was a reliable pen for that matter. Suffice it to say that the modern computer with word processing was a device Shakespeare could never have imagined.
Since my friend was so insistent that the computer greatly improves the skill of the writer I gave him a little challenge. Being that my friend had at his disposal this wondrous word producing machine it follows that his advantage over Shakespeare was immense. It should have been no problem for him to knockout another Hamlet or Macbeth by the next Monday. So, I asked him to do it.
My friend’s response was to act as if he didn’t understand the premise of my point.
I rest my case.