I feel the better way is to 'begin' and then see where your imagination takes you. That's where the enjoyment of writing comes into full flower.
To come up with the ending to a story and then work backwards is like tying your shoe with one hand only.
I write when the urge hits me, getting the words down as fast as I can type and then I step back from what I just wrote and start a dialectical process where I begin challenging my own writing.
My first novel took 12 years to complete because life got in my way.
Now that I am living in God's gift to earth, the isothermal range of the Blue Ridge Mountains that runs down the border line of Western North and South Carolina, my mind is geared up for production.
Write in a disciplined manner, but write in a way that is natural to the individual's thought processes.
I've been a writer for 42 years and, yes, it is a full time job for me. Not a hobby, but serious work.
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Thanks to a fairly decent IQ, I can write on virtually any subject, and have done so in order to make a living.
I do not write by any set time schedule. I realize there are many writers who follow a daily regime where they arise at 6:00 a.m., do some sort of exercise, eat breakfast and then sit down and produce words for a three to four hour period.