I believe writers, or anyone in the creative fields, has deep reserves of instinct and intuition.
INSTINCT: a natural or inherent aptitude, impulse, or capacity
behavior that is mediated by reactions below the conscious level
INTUITION: the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference
Why do we do what we do? Why do we write what we write? How do we know WHAT to write?
Instinct and intuition. The undefinable SOMETHING that speaks to us. Whether it be the voices in our heads or just the feeling that what we're working on is right. For us. At this point in time.
We need to learn to tune into this. I honestly believe that anyone can access this wonderful part of our minds. Don't doubt your true self. So what that no one else has written what you're writing. So. Damn. What.
Write what speaks to you. And it'll speak to the reader.
3 months ago