The task of a writer is invariably the following:
To reach up to heaven with one hand, and to reach down to hell with the other. When the currents have flown through - let something beautiful emerge!
I call the way I write the top-down approach, which means I make a mental structure first, and then I translate it into writing. The other way is the sequential approach, where you make decisions on the fly and write as it comes to you.
The top-down approach of writing has three major phases:
- attitude of openness