Art of Writing

This will be a short post, but happy Saturday/ Sunday depending on your location!

I just saw this quote, and wanted to share it with you because I thought it was beautiful:

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

Do you agree with Flaubert?

This has been true in my experience. That is one of the reasons I have wanted to get back to writing for myself (see post about Writer’s March). For example, I had no idea I was so interested in gender until I had an imperative to write hundreds of pages, and the topic kept coming up as one of my main focuses.

For those of you who voted to see more movie and book reviews here, just rented quite a few literary movies from Scarecrow Video, and also that I have purchased the book, “Jane Austen Made Me Do It,” since Austenprose Blogger Laurel Ann Nattress edited it, and I keep seeing it on every Austen inspired book blog I encounter. I’ll review it here someday in the future.

I also wanted to alert you to the Looking for Pemberley Facebook page. If you “like” the page, you can get updates as to articles of interest, and I often post “writing songs of the day” there as well.

Here is a photo that makes my heart happy, and that has inspired one of my personal writing goals for the night:

That was a good day 🙂

Talk soon,
Miss E

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5 comments on “Art of Writing

  1. I wonder how many writers have Flaubert’s honesty. Whatever sells is hot — that’s the golden rule these days. Flaubert was true to the spirit of literature, which is rapidly evaporating.

  2. laurabroad says:

    WordPress popped up the quote, “The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe” to inspire me too… and it toally worked! I do agree. Writing down your ideas makes it clear to yourself more than anyone how you see the world.

  3. Yes, I agree. Thought and concepts are like exposed but not developed film. They live in subconsciousness in a latent state, but when writing them down is like a developing a film. They materialize and became visible also to others 🙂

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