“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.”
~ Gustave Flaubert
Gustave Flaubert’s quote just sparked me off thinking how my own writing is a direct reflection of who I am. The more I write, the stronger my convictions become, the more I write, the stronger I feel about who I am and what I have to say as having value for others.
The more I write, the more I find my way home. To me and all that I am not just as a writer, but as a compassionate human being with much to share from her own journey and those of others she has witnessed.
I do believe Flaubert was right. It’s a good thing I cannot stop because I have miles to go before I have written myself all the way home.
What do you think about the above quote?
Do you discover more about yourself as you write, more about others or both, as I do?
JAM (c) 09Jan2011