Two quotes on Saturday

Writing is a struggle against silence. Carlos Fuentes

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe. Gustave Flaubert

Everytime I post on my WordPress blogs there is a piece on the lefthand side of the page offering a quote in addition to other statistical information and the tags I have used and some extra tag suggestions.

These two quotes stood out for me this week. The first quote spoke to me because I find my blogging fills a gap left by the community education in which I used to work. My blog offers me a voice that I previously used in that work but which now has the potential to reach many more people on a global scale, rather than in my local community.

The second quote reinforces why writing blog posts helps me on a more personal and internal journey as I search for and unearth what I believe.

Is your writing a struggle against silence?

Does writing help you discover what you believe?

Iā€™d be interested in knowing.

P.S. The photo is a sand dune on Farewell Spit, New Zealand


8 thoughts on “Two quotes on Saturday

  1. thewritingblues

    “Does writing help you discover what you believe?”

    Interesting question. Someone recently asked me about the plot of my YA dystopian novel, and more pointedly, if I believed that the story I was writing was what’s going to happen. I said that I thought it was one possibility of many. But I hadn’t really thought about whether I believed it or not until he asked me. So yeah, I guess writing – and then talking about your writing – can help you discover what you truly believe.

    Good post! šŸ™‚

  2. juliet

    Beautiful photo Lynley, and the second quote is the one that resonates for me. I don’t see writing as a struggle at all, but rather a joyful process of uncovering.

    1. ordinarygood Post author

      Thanks Juliet. I loved my trip on to Farewell Spit and its wild, dry environment. I like your “uncovering” approach, that has such expansive potential….


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