The Potential for Discovery

“Writing is always a process of discovery – I never know the end, or even the events on the next page, until they happen. There’s a constant interplay between the imagining and shaping of the story.”

Spoken by Kim Edwards, authoress of the novels The Secrets of a Fire King, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter and The Lake of Dreams.

I like the above quotation from this American writer and New York Times Bestseller whose words are clearly indicative of the fact that you don’t need to meticulously plan out every draft, article, story line or piece of work to the very last detail. Sometimes it is better to just sit down with a simple idea and let your mind take over as you construct for yourself a piece of script that you can truly call your own.

Having a plan is a good thing and no one can fault any attempt to add as much flesh to the bones of a thought as is seemingly possible. However, to do so almost entirely without deviation may place an unnecessary and exclusionary burden on the possibilities of what you could potentially achieve.

If you open your mind, give yourself to your work and let the words flow freely, you may even end up surprising yourself.

Take care of yourselves folks and happy writing.

Forged From Reverie.


6 thoughts on “The Potential for Discovery

  1. Sometimes I outline, sometimes I don’t. What I love the most is creating characters that at some point dictate their own fate–like they are living beings. They are alive, though, aren’t they?

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