Authors answer these questions: Is a story mapped out in advance, or does it begin with a character or situation, and the story is told as it is written? Is it written in pieces to be joined together, or straightaway as a whole? Is the ending clearly in mind at the start? To what extent are there revisions?

Mary Stewart Cutting
L.M. Montgomery
Will Irwin

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Taking the germ, the ”seed” of mental possibilities, I, as it were, plant it and proceed to cultivate it many times for months, letting it grow subconsciously, save for intervals when I water it by objective examination and conscious reviewing.

J. U. Giesy