Looking through my writing files today I came across something my daughter shared with me and want to pass it on.
“Writing involves transferring thoughts from the mind to paper” is a myth (according to author Frank Smith). The reality is that writing can create ideas and experiences on paper which could never have existence in the mind (and possibly not in the “real world” either).
Source: Myths of Writing by Frank Smith. (Language Arts, 58(7), 792-798.)