I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.

Joan Didion

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6 thoughts on “Write to Find Out

  1. Yes! Since I started blogging about 4 years ago, I’ve learned that 1) it is a great outlet for me, & 2) it helps me analyze & clarify my own thinking.

  2. It is also fun to look back at what we’ve written three or four years ago and finding useful forgotten insights. Occasionally it is surprising, in both a positive and negative way: I wrote that vs. I can’t believe I wrote that!

  3. Not really, for me.

    It’s all about communication. I write books that I hope will reach others, with a message in the context of a story, and blog to try to achieve something similar.

    Joan Didion’s a great writer, and much deeper than me. If I looked inward to that degree I’d go mad.

  4. I also write to figure hard things out in my head, for some reason writing seems to make things more clear and easier to understand.

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