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The Value of Natural, Unprocessed Writing

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I enjoy reading blogs. There is something profound in getting a glimpse into the thoughts and ideas of people with different backgrounds, cultures and vocations. The content is very different from what you get from professionally edited and packaged articles written by professional writers. It’s like tapping into the collective stream of consciousness.

I still appreciate published writing by professional or even aspiring writers. But a meticulously crafted floral arrangement, is no better or worse than a daisy found blooming on the side of a dirt path in the middle of a forest. That beauty that you find in the wild, unkempt wilderness of thoughts and ideas is what the trained artist is trying to condense, cultivate and arrange for you. An artist is trying to share with you the essence of what they see so  the work is processed and packaged to help you see what they see.

Often you have to trudge through miles of content to find that thought or idea that moves you. When you do find something special, take a moment to appreciate it and let the writer know what you think. It may just be a daisy on the side of a path, but you may be the first and only person who gets to experience that wild beauty in its natural setting.

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Written by Tim ThinkAuthor

February 2, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Posted in Art, Life, Thoughts

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  1. So true 🙂 I often find myself feeling the same, but had not yet put that into words. Usually there is a sense of inferiority because of the untrained eye, yet who is to say that the formally educated don’t look at raw talent and mourn what they lost when their edges were chiseled off?

    feelingpaint

    February 2, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    • That’s an interesting point about the educated or professionally trained mourning the loss of raw talent. I wonder if the popularity of “indie markets” is related to our need for more raw and real talent.

      Amazon self-publication has produced some great books from previously unknown writers. It makes me wonder what other great work that world has never known due to the road blocks of the industries they are in.

      Tim ThinkAuthor

      February 2, 2014 at 1:20 pm

      • Yes, Amazon’s self-publication market has produced some quality work indeed. I think our definitions of “quality” are changing as we see value in ideas that are outside of the box…ideas we have not heard of before. There are as many as there are people, in my opinion. We all have something about us that the world could stand to know more about.

        feelingpaint

        February 3, 2014 at 7:27 pm


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