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I have a huge stack of books beside my bed. Massive. Probably twenty or so in heavy rotation and another stack that are waiting for a bit of attention. I keep them there not so much for reading, as I used to when I was younger, but for motivation.
When I'm working on my novel, and I need to see some great dialogue, or a chapter intro that really works, that uses minimal words to paint a scene, or some heart-thumping action, I have books for that. I read them and find the…Continue
Posted on May 6, 2011 at 9:30pm
I just read an article about handwriting and how it affects the brain, which I will post here:
As well as being a relative luddite who loves typewriters, I also use fountain pens for my journalling and editing. I have a $30 Sheaffer that I use for…Continue
Posted on April 30, 2011 at 11:35am
I heard yesterday that the last typewriter factory in the world just closed in India.
I didn't know how I felt, because, for one, I had been raised as a writer on fountain pens and manual typewriters. I had taken typing in high school, not knowing where it would lead or when I would need it, and thinking it was going to be an easy credit. (It was.)
I also wrote my first novel on an old Royal typewriter, which I had painted with a roommate's leftover purple…Continue
Posted on April 26, 2011 at 5:30pm