Like many creative people I am fascinated with the process. For writers, it begins with what do you want to say and how do you want to say it. How do you begin and how do you end? Is it a struggle from the beginning to end to get the right words? Is it a sublime flowing of one idea after the other or is it chaos, a plunge into the darkness? Do you create a structured draft or is it more free flowing with lots of revisions? Or is it both?
Here is a thought from Ludwig Binswanger, a Swiss psychiatrist and pioneer in the field of existential psychology. He argued that creativity occurs when the mind departs from ordinary paths and that writers "realize themselves" in their texts through an extravagance akin to madness.
I not sure that I buy into the creative madness theory, what do you think?
I'm an expert amateur or maybe an amateur expert.