Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“What is modular writing?“
“Let’s take this article on modular writing as an example.
When I start writing, I have a vague idea of where I want to get to. As I’m writing, I’m clarifying it to myself.“
“So you’re discovering what you want to write about as you’re writing.“
I develop the idea through exploration. I don’t try to force the process. I let ideas emerge organically.
For instance, the idea about writing about the piece I’m writing was unplanned, it emerged spontaneously.“
“What if no ideas emerge?“
“Then I take a break. Breaks are an essential aspect of the creative process. Expressed as a principle, I call it creative oscillation. I call the off part of the oscillation, the creative pause.
Structurally, I use short sentences, like this one.“
“A bit like tweet writing?“
The goal is to create more or less self-contained units – modules – which, through an iterative process, I develop and eventually assemble into the final piece.“