Creating a Text – Ann Marie
What phases are involved in the creation of a text?
I’ve had discussions like this with writer friends — there is the perception that we are divided into the planners and the dreamers, those who just let the story develop on its own. I think if you’re working on a novel, you need to incorporate both, although it’s always a personal formula, whether a lot of dreaming with a little tightening up of plot
points, or a complicated plot that opens out in places.
I’m sure that there are parts, but not that they come in any order. Stories for me can begin with an idea, a character, a title, sometimes a plot. My story, In Charge of the Letter M, began with that irresistible title.
I’m even willing to believe that there are authors whose method varies from
book to book, and story to story.