Re: Creativity

Subject: Re: Creativity
From: David Dvorkin <dvorkin -at- BOLIX -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 1997 08:39:57 -0600

Carolyn Haley wrote:
>As one who wrote first then worried about design, all I can say is
>regardless of how you get your ideas to flow, you still need to put them
>into a form that makes sense to the reader. And that means craft, craft,
>and more craft. Even more craft if you plan to sell. The only people who
>get it even close to right on the first try are those who outline
>meticulously -- in advance.

That's simply not the case, Carolyn. Many writers get it right the first
time, writing with the flow, and only learn to outline in advance with their
subsequent books.

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