Writers [on Writing]: Thomas Fleming
Thomas Fleming agrees with the Cornell critic, Cushing Strout:
"He (Cushing Strout) argues that the imagination is not simply a mental device that "makes things up." On the contrary, it is an intellectual tool, closely wedded to the writer's intelligence. What it chooses to imagine for a novel is integrally connected to the essence of what the writer, consciously or unconsciously, wants to say about the subject."
Thomas Fleming, Instant Novels? In Your Dreams