At one time I used to keep notebooks with outlines for stories. But I found that doing this somehow deadened the idea in my imagination. If the notion is good enough, if it truly belongs to you, then you can’t forget it — it will haunt you until it’s written.Who says it was just outlines the killed ideas in his imagination? I have always been struck by the absence of ideas in his work.
1. By way of Elizabeth Browne, thanks to Flavorwire.