#LoveOzLit: Ambelin Kwaymullina on trusting your story

#LoveOzLit: Plot Development: Ambelin Kwaymullina on when you have to trust your story

Faith in your story

There’s so much out there that will tell you how to write, what to write — I’m doing it right now with the #LoveOzLit series. But, in this quote Ambelin Kwaymullina puts all her faith in her writing and plotting and to me at least, she means writers should resist editing. Or rewriting.

I envy that, I really do. There’s a security in her words that comes through that quote and I don’t know that I’ve ever experienced that — have you?

Writing this post or writing a review, which no they’re not novels, but work with me here — they’re not easy for me. They require much back and forth and editing and deleting. Sometimes it’s agonising, but sometimes they come so easily, I’ll know the post is just right. Other times, they’ll come so easily and I’ll go back and wonder what they hell I was thinking.

I wonder, is it something to work to? Or is it just something you have inside you?
When does it just work for you?

1 Comment

  • I envy that kind of confidence in the story as well!! XD Even as a writer, I always find it hard to tell if the story is right yet. I do a lot of planning so I suppose I control my stories a lot and don’t just let the muse take them wherever, but it works for me?!? So I don’t want to change it haha. I think for any writer or creative artist, it’s important to do what works for us. 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

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