Vanessa Crooks
Vanessa Crooks asked Douglas Preston:

How do you start out writing, do you sketch out the entire plot and do the research first, or is that something that you tweak along the way as you write?

Douglas Preston I do both. I sketch out the plot ahead of time and I always know how the novel will end, but at the same time I tweak and enlarge and elaborate as I go along. Sometimes I'll change everything, or a character will hijack the story and take it in a different and surprising direction.

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