The Art of Writing

Last Update: June 28, 2018

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

~ Gustav Flaubert, French Author of his masterpiece: Madame Bovary 1857 ~

A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY.

Writing has transpired over the years from the early realm of prehistory, using Greecian and Romanian tablets in the 6th millennium B.C., to the fascinating Hieroglyph System created by the Egyptians and perserved in scribes dating back to c. 3200 BC.

If you are a History buff as I, you can appreciate the different forms and cultures that writing was developed from. It has far since then expanded into different languages and pronunciations.

DID YOU KNOW.

Ideas are always centered around conversation. When we think, we store up every single piece of information presented to our mind. Every thought or conversation that has ever taken place is still within us! So, in discussing certain tidbits of threads, our thoughts are stored until a later date. When we sit down to write, whatever goes from pen to paper, has been discussed previously in the past and at some point in our life, unless we are learning it for the very first time.

MEMOIRS---OBSOLETE?

As discussed in a previous blog post I wrote, "Mindful Thoughts You'll Want to Remember,." https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/herinnelson/blog/mindful-tho...

writers of the past always kept diaries and journals, "memoirs," to reflect on their day. These "memoirs" were also referred to as stories, portrayals, sketches, profiles, monographs, biographies, accounts, chronicles, history, records, depictions, portraits or narratives.

However, coming into the age of technology, "memoirs" have sadly become almost obsolete and a thing of the past, as has writing letters, sending Christmas cards, hand-writing manuscripts and doing written schoolwork. Yes, they have almost vanished, along with the fountain and feather pens and ink blots of the Benjamin Franklin era!

TALKING AT ITS BEST.

Talking out loud, whether to ourselves or to someone else, has always been an effective way in solving a challenge or answering a question. Doing this allows you to hear the words and understand the problem more thoroughly. This releases your thoughts to a broader state. Writing things down on paper or a WORD document divulges a new train of thought and takes on a whole new perspective!

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.

This is also true when taking an English examination in school. Choosing a topic to write about always stems from what we've spoken in the past, beginning with all those conversations!

When speaking live in front of an audience or on a video, it helps us to remember and decide what to say if we speak it aloud, and also helps the words to flow, instead of memorizing or following notes.

WRITING---IT'S ALL GOOD!

Writing stimulates our thinking cells from past conversations. It deepens our discovery of new topics and enhances our memory. The thoughts I have written here have, at one time or another, been spoken by me in past conversations.

If you think someone else may benefit from this inspiration, please feel free to share!

Thank you!

Erin :)!

HennieSteyl added the following thought in his comment below. It is insightful, and I'd like to share it with you! I love it!

"One thing I can add, in all humbleness is to share your heart. Let it be part of whatever you are writing about and it will become the colour palette of the art."

RCollis also added some wise words!

"An interesting history lesson that leads to the practice of journaling, and just plain writing. The more you write, the more your writing improves and evolves. I too really enjoy HennieSteyl’s comment." Rick

There are so many other comments below that add an explosive flavor to this post---please read them below! :)!

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MKearns Premium
Terrific Errin. A way of putting yourself out there regardless of class or dialect!
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herinnelson Premium
Absolutely, Mike! We all possess a writer's flair!
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dbriley Premium
Great post about writing, loved the history lesson as well. I still struggle with writing as I feel it has to be perfect but I am learning just to let it flow. I will get there it just takes practice and the more I write the better it gets. Thanks for posting.
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herinnelson Premium
My pleasure, sweet Dena! The beauty of writing is that you can simply pour out from the pen anything that comes to mind while you write. Let your mind take completely over and past thoughts, dreams and information will evolve! You are much more blessed than you may think, my dear!
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TaniaHersel Premium
Such an interesting post, it is a new concept to me. I do enjoy HennieSteyls comment.
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks, Tania and it's so nice to see you here! I posted another above, and read all the comments and replies. They are quite interesting! :)!
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KimberlyD2 Premium
Thanks Herinnelson, for the informative post.
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herinnelson Premium
My pleasure, Kimberly! I had so much FUN writing it from past conversations!
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HennieSteyl Premium
Great value, as usual, Erin. Thank you. Have bookmarked it for sharing.
One thing I can add, in all humbleness is to share your heart. Let it be part of whatever you are writing about and it will become the colour palette of the art.
Oh, congratulations on your daughter's 25th. I couldn't believe that you had a daughter of that age. You guys look more like sisters than mother and daughter :-)

Hennie
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herinnelson Premium
Thanks, Hennie! Glad to have you share it, too! I would love to add your above line about heart to my post! May I?

You always make me feel so incredible---humbly speaking.
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herinnelson Premium
Your comment is posted above!
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HennieSteyl Premium
Thanks for the mention, Erin. You are always welcome. Sorry for the late reply. Was busy the whole day helping my daughter with her online shop.
Hennie
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herinnelson Premium
That's wonderful! Nice to have Dad help!
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