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How does a novelist write a novel? Notes on process

"Aside from the thirst for long narratives, which we also see in the incredible boom in TV series, readers of the world seem to want to read about genuine feelings." 


"Was the whole story planned in advance before the actual writing started?
No, I never plan my stories. 

A detailed outline is enough for me to lose interest in the whole thing. Even a brief oral summary makes the desire to write what I have in mind vanish. 

I am one of those who begin to write knowing only a few essential features of the story they intend to tell. The rest they discover line by line."

http://www.latimes.com/books/la-ca-jc-elena-ferrante-interview-20180517-htmlstory.html

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