I never understood, what a starving artist was until I became one.
A story is a part of the writer’s soul. Told to the world.
Of course, the writer can impose control; It’s just a really shitty idea. Writing controlled fiction is called “plotting.” Buckling your seatbelt and letting the story take over, however… that is called “storytelling.” Storytelling is...
The last thing we discover in composing a work is what to put down first.