"...books do not have to be written in order, starting with chapter one. A surprising interview or revealing research may lead you to write the fifth chapter first. Take that opportunity while the material is fresh in your mind."
Gefunden habe ich dieses Zitat in Len Deightons Artikel Facing the Hard Questions Before Chapter One auf der Website des Wall Street Journal. Darin beschreibt er, wie er seine Bücher plant, und gibt den folgenden Tipp:
"When you think you're ready to start writing, write a blurb. Whether the book is to be fiction, nonfiction or even a cookbook, it is essential to have a description of 500 to 1,000 words. This blurb should remain in view while you are writing. It will keep you from wandering off into detours."