Write like the wind

Writing is like taking a picture of the wind blowing. You can take pictures of the effects – waves on the water, leaves fluttering, branches swaying, a bird soaring effortlessly. But the effects only exist because the wind is blowing; the effects are not the wind. Pictures are only frozen moments. Writing – the effects are the words, the thoughts are the wind. Words are snapshots of frozen thoughts.

Cave drawings, symbols, letters, alphabet, words.

Noun, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, and adjectives.

Sentences, paragraphs, stories, poetry, columns, essays, sections, chapters, books, manifestos.

Periods, commas, quote marks, apostrophe, dashes, colons, semi-colons and the exclamation mark for effect.

To write seriously, one must write with intention.

How?

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7 thoughts on “Write like the wind

  1. My first response was to say – eloquently, of course…

    HUH?

    But then I thought about it & I think that writing with intention means writing from your heart & being true to yourself.

  2. Intent can be interpretted a few ways. My sincere opinion is that one must have passion. For to write without passion, is like opening a fine wine and not permitting it to breathe.

    Just a simpleton’s view.

  3. I think it was William Faulkner who said “I don’t know what I think until I read what I have written.” That makes sense to me. When I write, it is an extension of my thought process, and in fact, I find it difficult to think things through without writing.

  4. JBE et al,

    From U2’song Kite

    Whose to say where the wind will take you?
    Whose to say what it is will break you?
    I don’t know which way the wind will blow.

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