Quote Explanation

You must find your own quiet center of life, and write from that to the world. — Sarah Orne Jewett

I agree with this quote on many levels. Writing is nearly impossible if one does not find a centre in which they can produce a subject to write in which people would actually find interesting. Capturing an audience is not always an easy thing. Though writing is for yourself, and unto your life, others that are reading need to relate in order to feel like the piece is good. If you find your own quiet centre, deep within yourself, and view the world from the outside in, you can not only write for yourself, but to the people. Analyzing human structure within and without yourself is difficult without having a quiet space to think and rerun ideas. Idealistic tendencies can be formed by spending less time with people, forming your own opinion and stronger ideas for a character you may have in mind. By doing this, you can identify a person that everyone else can see as relatable, but in a way they never thought because it is in everyone but not always shown. Therefore, finding one’s centre within themselves and connecting it to reality, writing to the world in which you’ve separated from is the root of all writing that is excellent.