Do writers go about thinking in a different manner than others do? That sounds like a most curious sort of question, but it counts. Before becoming capable in communication, perhaps we have to become clear in conceptualism, comprehension, and creative cerebration.
OK, those are a lot of lengthy words. Unpack them and you might find something like this quote from Ayn Rand (1905-1982), the Russian-American novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and Objectivist philosopher:
“To be the kind of writer you want to be, you must first be the kind of thinker you want to be.”
This next Ayn Rand quote offers a related sentiment.
“Words are a lens to focus one’s mind.”
Ayn Rand’s best-known titles included Anthem, Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, The Virtue of Selfishness, and We the Living. Rand espoused ideologies that were controversial in her day and may remain so today. Still, she offered several thought-provoking ideas about the writing life. Among her published works was The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers.
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