Dr. Tanya has given us a quote to ponder….
” Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.”
— Isaac Asimov.
I love this quote, it is the first time I have seen it. I wish I could magically write when I wanted to just by thinking it and using my hands in the air. I often think of things that I want to write, or first lines, new phrases, great ideas, but then I don’t have a writing utensil and by the time I think of where to get that the thought is either gone or not as vivid.
In a less literal sense I think that writing is exactly that – writing down your thoughts. I have often heard people wonder how horror/thriller writers get their ideas. I think this is the best way to express that answer.