Let Go, Write, and Deliver Your Sublime Message – Daily Quote

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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?

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

6 thoughts on “Let Go, Write, and Deliver Your Sublime Message – Daily Quote

  1. what a lovely explanation about the sometimes bizarre writing process. I always start writing based on a feeling or a prompting, could be a photo that triggers a memory (sometime so unrelated to the final piece!) or a snippet of conversation that gets me thinking deeper. You are quite right, writers articulate experiences on a deeper level.

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    • You are so right, Gina. The process is sometimes very bizarre. Sometimes I know exactly what I want to write when I sit down, but when I am finished, the writing has gone another way. No two writing sessions are exactly alike.

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  2. When talking about artists (especially musicians, especially Bob Marley and the Beatles), my wife talks about divine intervention. That the artist is simply transcribing the knowledge of god.

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    • Indeed. The ancient Romans believed human creative endeavors were a result of their genius. The genius was a divine entity that could either follow a person around or was attached to a specific location; a Genius loci. The creation was the work of the person’s genius not necessarily the individual. Thanks for jarring that bit of fact from brain, Jeff.

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  3. Yes, insight as combined experience and reflection. I write with a sense of wanting to get somewhere but in no hurry. I also write to someone, anyone. (Sometimes there’s a dedication.) I’d say poets deal in wisdom, as do seers who interpret what they see. I’m close to Shelley who argues that poets have a vision that’s both invested and unique and so should be listened to. In fact (from Shelley), poets should be leaders.

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    • James March, postulates that every skilled leader is both a poet and a plumber. And Doug Moran wrote, a book entitled “If You Will Lead” which explores “Leadership lessons for CIO and IT executives from Rudyard Kipling’s poem, “If-”

      You might be on to something CL.

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