"The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe."
This, I think can definetly be the case.
Through your research of a topic you find new or opposing facets you hadnt considered and therefore to comprehend more holistically you change your view by either adding to it or detracting from it.
Or, if you are creating a new piece of writing (e.g. poetry) ideas, beliefs known or unknown can arise to confirm or clarify something you didnt quite realize consciously.
I know what you mean. I don't think Flaubert wrote non-fiction. He was speaking in terms of fiction. Though, I can see how it works with non-fiction writing.
So true and great quote.
Reading and writing an essay on "Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert for a college Humanities course was the beginning of this very experience of taking a good hard look at what I believed through a writing experience.
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