A. I know the beginning and the end and I know nothing in between. I make no outline. I sit down and just let it come. I find that writing is a lot like playing the piano, which I learned as a child. I just sort of open the door to the subconscious and let it happen. I write a book in one long stream and then I cut it into chapters when I'm finished.
Nancy Farmer, in The Wand in the Word: Conversations with Writers of Fantasy, compiled and edited by Leonard S. Marcus, Candlewick Press, 2009