It’s Monday and Dr. Tanya is back with her weekly Blogging Insights prompt. She provides us with a quote about blogging or writing and asks us to express our opinion about said quote.
This week’s quote is from author Ray Bradbury.
“Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.”
I wasn’t sure what to make of Ray Bradbury’s quote. I know what the word “intuition” means to me, which is like having a gut feeling or insight about something. But to try to put it in context for this quote, I Googled it.
According to Merriam-Webster, intuition is “the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference.” Dictionary.com defines intuition as “direct perception of truth, fact, etc., independent of any reasoning process.” Yourdictionary.com defines it as “the faculty of knowing or understanding something without reasoning or proof.”
Dare I say it that all three definitions sound more like religion or faith than what I think of as intuition? But maybe that’s just me. Maybe what Bradbury is trying to say is that you need to have faith in your ability to write. Maybe he’s saying, as the Nike tagline says:
By the way, my core advice to bloggers is “just do it,” so perhaps I agree with Bradbury’s quote.