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The art of writing is the…

2 Jul

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.

Gustave Flaubert

I’ve often felt this, especially when I begin writing something and end it in a completely different way than I was originally intending. Often, whatever I’m writing seems to have a life of its own, which means it’s different for others too! One poem I wrote and entered in a competition I intended to have a hopeful ending-but the teacher who gave me feedback commented on its “bitter tone”, which, having looked at it again, I could see material for. Words truly are alive.