Poets and writers in the same category as seers and prophets? Those are interesting companions. And on a certain level, it makes sense. Sometimes I scribble, rushing to transcribe the fleeting images in my brain. I create my story with little regard for anything other than getting everything on the page before it evaporates. Later, as I re-read the words, I often find unintended meaning.
However, I don’t believe writers are bereft of wisdom. I feel they tap into their inner genius, accessing experiences, deep emotions, and disjointed facts as they mold, message, and convert thoughts and ideas into a physical manifestation visible to others. They hone their perspective to a degree where they develop their universal knowledge.
Daily writing develops the author’s sophisticated process, which further deepens their connection to instincts and inspirations. The precise mechanical applications may be an unconscious invocation, but the results show in the finished work.
Do you rely on your instinct when you write?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer