Originally Posted by Peter Graham
it puts up false barriers in our stories. We start believing that we - or our characters - have created rules or expectations which we must now obey.
sadly these barriers are not as false as they are.
we create our own reality, if i say "I cant spell" then it becomes nearly impossible for me to learn how to spell correctly. I know because when I stopped feeding myself that lie, when I took down the false barrier to my own ability I learned quite quickly how to spell lots of words that always stumped me before. Its now slowed down and I'm learning fewer words at a time, but I am still learning.
So if a writer says "I dont write my stories, the characters do" and they truly believe that with all their soul, then it will be true. Sadly true because they are limiting them selves. But if that same writer were to have a character revolution themselves and remove the wall they built for themselves then they could write more then just what the characters dictate to them.
what I love best about the gift of communication (of which writing is one of the best mediums in my opinion) is that it offers the opportunity to share our reality with others who may or may not be experiencing a different reality from us. since it is my experience that everyone's reality is at least slightly different, I am glad we have multiple ways of communicating those differences.