Don DeLillo: I never plan my novels
9th August 2010
Don DeLillo has admitted that he takes a rather relaxed
approach to writing.
In an interview with the Observer, the Americana
author revealed that he is not afraid of starting to write without
a plan in mind and he attempts to let his imagination run free.
'I've never made an outline for any novel that I've written.
Never,' he explained.
DeLillo added that this process was most apparent when he
started writing Point
Omega, his most recent work, commenting: 'I had no idea
what would happen and absolutely no idea what would happen later on
in the novel.'
However, the author said that he is constantly collecting
material for his novels and carries a pen and paper at all times to
make notes that he can review at a later date.
Speaking to the New York Times earlier this year, the
73-year-old claimed that age has changed how he writes, as recent
novels such as 2007's Falling
Man and Point Omega are more philosophical in
outlook and deal with big issues such as the nature of time.