Thursday, October 31, 2013

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Thoughtful Thursday: Why Do You Write?

"You write, then, not fundamentally for whatever fame and fortune it might bring to you, but for what the process does for you. And as you become concerned about the quality of the writing, you worry first not for the sake of the reader or the market, not for the sake of your own ego, but for the sake of the writing itself. What does the writing need in order to be complete and truthful? What must you remove that is less than the truth and thus unworthy of the writing? When you write for the writing, you are enriched by the process, regardless of any other outcomes... The ultimate goal of the writing, Ueland maintains, is nothing less than 'the enlargement of the soul' of the writer."

~ Marshall Cook, excerpt from Freeing Your Creativity: A Writer's Guide

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*This will be the last post in this series until December because of NaNoWriMo*

A thoughtful quote can be the bridge that leads us farther
along the path of understanding ourselves and the world.