Our willingness to write truthfully brings the story to life.
Our job as writers is to be as curious as a child, to see things for the first time, and to never assume. We must always be willing to surrender our idea of the story to allow the larger story to emerge. We are seeking to understand the nature of things, the underlying forces at work.
There is a ruthlessness to the creative act. It often involves a betrayal of the status quo.