Anyone who writes is intrigued by the writing process of prolific authors. I’m not sure if this is the one question we feel might hand over the keys to success, or if it serves the more voyeuristic purpose of shedding light on the lives of the people we read. Regardless, for those of us who flounder, stall, and procrastinate when it comes to ‘getting down to it’, this article from The Wall Street Journal sheds light on how some of our favorites tackle the task.
Take a look at WSJ’s How to Write a Great Novel to read how authors such as Junot Diaz, Orhan Pamuk, Hilary Matel and more move their ideas from pen to page. Surprisingly, it seems as if the majority of these authors opt for the old fashioned way.