Top Down or Bottom up?

I am still thinking about a distinction made by Sadie Smith about writers. She argues that there are two types – those who work as “macro planners” and those who micro manage.  I think this applies more generally.

For example, my dad was definitely a macro planner. He saw the big picture and and was proud of it.  He would re-arrange the details as it suited him. I am more of a micro manager. I tend to work along given lines — trying to get things right before I move on.

The macro planner knows the end of the story before he starts to write it. He or she thrives on that certainty. The micro manager does not and does not want to.

So which are you?

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