One thing that has always fascinated me is the writing process. Broad, I know, but what I mean is I find it very interesting to learn how different writers go about constructing and creating books in very different ways—I can tell you that no two writers seem to approach it the same way.
Some writers create meticulous outlines, breaking down each chapter to the last detail. Sometimes these outlines can be so extensive, that the book is virtually complete before the actual writing has even begun. Some writers simply sit down and write. A stream of consciousness kind of thing, the words flow onto the page (or screen) in rapid succession, only to be followed by an extensive edit process after the book is completed. And still some writers will lay out the entire book in their heads before composing even the first sentence.
These are just three of what I can only guess are a countless number of ways writers develop, create, and construct their stories. And it seems that with every new writer comes a new technique. Which I think is fantastic, because at its core, writing is a creative process, and with something like that, the fact is there is no right answer to the way it should be done.
What’s your method? Do you find yourself looking to improve or modify it?