Daily Quote


Kintsugi is “golden joinery”. Wikipedia defines Kintsugi as “Japanese art form of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum”. How does this relate to writing you ask? Great question. I think of my writing, the first draft as perfection. It is a creation complete with typos, and misspellings and grammar errors. A broken object which needs a little fixing up. Editing and revision is my golden joinery. The first draft is the origin, the piece’s history and Kintsugi is my process to celebrate the good parts of the work. It attempts to mend the broken pieces and create work worthy of presentation to the reader.

What are your thoughts?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

11 thoughts on “Daily Quote

  1. I attended a presentation last year where I first introduced to “Kintsugi”. The presentation was called “Tough Enough” and it was about surviving through things like PTSD and various traumas. Kintsugi was used in regards to healing oneself…Very powerful.

    Anyway, I like how you apply it to writing. Kintsugi is empowering wherever it is applied. Great post, thanks for sharing.

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