Story Speaks…I Listen

I always write about plotting–because that’s MY process. I can’t share what I don’t know. But my writer friend, Kathy Palm, writes a whole different way, and her words are magical. She wrote a wonderful blog about HER process, so I thought I’d share. There’s no wrong or right way to write. We have to find what works for us. Here’s another option. Besides, Kathy’s blog is fun!

Kathleen Palm

I learned long ago to trust the story.

My head was always filled with ideas, characters, endings, all the strange and wonderful words of getting from point A to point B. But I never forced the story to stay on the path I first envisioned.

Which is why I stopped outlining. Because I was always wrong.

I accept this.


As I set off to write a new manuscript months and months ago, I reminded myself of this. I wrote quite a few books when I first began telling the stories in my head, then I seriously considered becoming published and, for years, I revised, revised, revised. So setting on my journey to write new words was scary.

And it took a lot of persistence to get it done.

Well, it’s not done… but I’m getting there. Putting butt in chair and opening the word doc is so much easier. Pressing…

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