Writers and writing: How does a writer come up with an idea big enough to carry through to 300 pages of a novel.?
It is a common question that is often discussed among writers. People talk of the creative act. But I don’t think that that is it. It is the original idea, fragmented though it may be, that is the important catalyst to start the journey. The writer may have little idea where the idea may bring him or her – but that’s not important. That will come in time and that is where the creative bit comes in.
And two years later the work is finished and you ask yourself – how did I do that – and it closes again and remains a mystery.
This youtube interview may help in some of this. At least I hope it does. Patrick.