Writing Wisdom

This turns out to be the best thing I read this week on the art of writing…

Pooh writing 2

“The friends could not agree which way to go.  Pooh looked for answers.

“Perhaps if we tell a story, the story will tell us how to get there…”

– Winnie the Pooh

struck me solidly as the way so very many of us who write

go about looking for answers.

Pooh writing

Write on…

16 thoughts on “Writing Wisdom

  1. That last quote by Umberto Eco ^^^^ resonates with me. Sometimes I write something that I think is straightforward and only later realize I have somehow been profound.

  2. nannus

    The Pooh citation fits the Eco citation. You need your Piglet and Christopher Robin and the others to have reactions to the story.

  3. petrujviljoen

    It’s the same in the visual arts. Specially abstract works. Once started, only vaguely have an idea, the artwork itself shows where to go next. An art lecturer once said, in fact, not to impose one’s own will on the artwork, to let it lead.

  4. I love this quote by Eco! I often write things without knowing how people will react to it. Many times my Muse will point something out to me I didn’t even realize I had done but it makes perfect sense. Sometimes we writers have no idea we are being funny or making interesting connections! I love it when that gets pointed out to me!

"A word is a bridge thrown between myself and an other - a territory shared by both" - M. Bakhtin

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