Iím very liberal with my writing. I tend to have an idea for a novel and then begin to simply write it out of my head. If it progresses and I can see a structure flow, then I know itís going to work. If I get fed up or some things just donít fit, then I go back to the drawing board. I think what some writers say about Ďletting the characters take you on a journeyí is true to some degree. Itís only when I get half way through that the story structure and plan really fall into place. Once I have a rough first draft, then I go through it again and again looking at each and every writing element: characterisation, plot, structure etc.