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Don DeLillo: I never plan my novels

9th August 2010

Bestselling novelist 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.
 

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