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?
I’d be interested in knowing.
P.S. The photo is a sand dune on Farewell Spit, New Zealand
writing helps me clear my thoughts, my beliefs i mean……..and for me, music and writing are the two best outlet for my emotions
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“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! 🙂
It is good to think about what writing might offer us. I’m glad it stimulated some reflection on your novel writing. Go well with it.
Yes, writing helps me discover what I believe.
Revelations can come from the words as you say Judy.
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.
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….