Re: R: Creativity

Subject: Re: R: Creativity
From: JIMCHEVAL -at- AOL -dot- COM
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 1997 10:31:37 -0400

In a message dated 97-08-04 07:31:45 EDT, albo -at- CADLAB -dot- IT (Alessandro Bottoni)

<< Be aware that writing novels is not just a matter to let your =
thoughts flow down to the paper. A real novel (or a short story) =
requires a carefull design and has to be written keeping in mind the =
final result you want to get, chapter by chapter and sentence by =
sentence >>
Not entirely true, actually. More than one writer has discovered their
'design' as they've written. It may have been semi-conscious from the start,
but they revealed it to themselves incrementally, not in one preconceived

Il Gattopardo ("The Leopard") - for instance - was supposedly written
straight through, in one uncorrected notebook, after Lampedusa returned from
a writer's conference in Rome. I believe he died immediately after.

Jim Chevallier
Los Angeles
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