This quote has perhaps never been more true for the writers than it was today, though Herbert likely had other intentions behind his words.
Z.B. spent much of his hour researching the perfect setting, but ran out of time before his characters arrived there. Jacob, on the other hand, felt the constant tug and release of conflicting ideas, resulting in a conclusion more or necessity than purpose.
ZB’s story Storm in a Teacup used the following prompts:
- School for the (disability/speciality/etc.)
- “Going back in style.”
Jacob’s story No Horizons used:
- Epic romance
- Ghastly Murder
- Jack-in-the-box (children’s toy)