Write Your Way to Understanding

If you think you know what you think about something, write about it. You may be surprised at what you discover.

I thought I knew what I thought about my desk (pretty much nothing) until I wrote about three objects that inhabit my desktop. Not only was I surprised at how the three were connected, I discovered deep, deep feelings about stories that remain in my head, waiting to be written. That’s probably why I choose as my Facebook profile background the quote “The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.” (Flaubert).

Whether you’re writing a poem, an article,  essay, short story, or scene for your novel, do you really know what you think about it before you begin writing? For me, I may THINK I know what I think, but most often, those immediate thoughts rest on the surface, waiting for me to dig far, far deeper.

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I challenge myself and you to pick a topic, write about it and see where it takes you. Hopefully we’ll both find delight in surprise.

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