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There must be room for discovery within the writing process, Patricia. There should be fences somewhere out on the horizon, but having room to roam is imperative. And I agree with allowing yourself to leave the room. Another must. The best ideas come when we remove ourselves from the tunnel of the writing process.
I loved reading this. This is exactly what I like. Too many rules are confusing.
And stunt creativity, in my opinion.
Absolutely.You even do not dare to write any more
I love this so hard. As a young writer I was obsessed with hitting the right beats, strict structure, blah blah. When I (mostly) let go of that and started trusting my inner storyteller - going with my gut - my writing improved as did the joy I felt in doing it.
Well written article! I follow Ken's blog on ScreenCraft--his post yesterday is perfect for me right at this point in my journey... https://screencraft.org/2016/01/14/33-screenwriting-lessons-from-bruce-lee/
The best advice I've heard so far!! This only validates my own process which is: No rigorous, overwhelming outline (except for a page and half) and many times not even that. I let the story percolate in my head for a month or so, I need my starting and ending point, the rest is a surprise to me. Most importantly trust your instincts and write with passion, even if the subject matter hurts - we as writers - "need to bleed on the keyboard." I can't remember who said this, probably, Hemmingway. Thanks for this, RB, and your Team.