Thoughts on the Creative Process

The New Yorker,
June 27, 2011 Adam Gopnik, “What I learned when I learned to Draw,” p. 60.

When I read the quotes  below from the Gopnik article, I thought they applied as much to writing as they do to drawing.

Looking at these beautiful drawings, I now realized that
they were not found visions or lines of poetry: they were made of tacit
compromises between agreed-on fictions and hard-sought facts.

A drawing was a surface of minute claims and compromises and
clichés—some places where the received or even idealized wisdom was argued out
and a new truth arrived at.


About medievalphyllis

I love history and I love writing. I've been working on an historical novel about a medieval viscountess, Ermengarde of Narbonne since 2009. It has been quite a journey and the journey isn't over. Previously I written 6 historical novels for kids, but this is a new challenge.
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