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    Story Development

    Mr. Moorcock--

    When beginning a literary work, do you start off, after the appropriate amount of "daydreaming" as Terry Brooks would put it, with an outline/notes and develop the prose from there, or do you start writing and allow the inspiration of spontaneity work its magic?

    Or, do you take another approach?
  • Whiskers
    flying cat
    • Nov 2003
    • 1950

    Mike has spoken on this many times. I suggest reviewing the older threads herein. He's in Spain and it might be a while before he gets this question.
    The cat spread its wings and flew high into the air, hovering to keep pace with them as they moved cautiously toward the city. Then, as they climbed over the rubble of what had once been a gateway and began to make their way through piles of weed-grown masonry, the cat flew to the squat building with the yellow dome upon its roof. It flew twice around the dome and then came back to settle on Jhary's shoulder. - The King of the Swords