Last week, Oprah Winfrey had famous author JK Rowling on her show. Rowling is the author of the Harry Potter series. Obviously, this woman knows how to write. But, when I read this quote (found on an awesome blog that I follow, written by a teen girl) I knew that Rowling had not lost her sense of wonder and discovery in the writing process.
Here is her quotation:
"It's true for all writers: I know what I believe because of what I've written."
Simple and true. No best-seller bravado. This applies to Rowling and to all of us. We form our beliefs as we read and write and explore who we are. I love it.