There are some who outline their tale before the first draft. But there’s another way. Some call it writing by the seat of your pants. They’re valid methods that suit different writers. The ‘seat of the pants’ method might take longer, but it might also go deeper.
Enter the lesser known land of the intuitive, visionary, poet, dancer, glass blower. Feel your way in.
Give your soul the reins. Become a scribe, a co-pilot, a student of the art. Ignore others’ opinions. Listen for the story, the poem or the song. A rhythm will build that you can trust. Follow along.
“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
― Pablo Picasso
“I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.”
― Ernest Hemingway