More on Writers and Typewriters

More on Writers and Typewriters

Writers and typewriters: Barnes, Lively, Holroyd and Moggach | Books | The Guardian.

My favorite quote:

Michael Holroyd

I kept my typewriter after getting a laptop. My first draft was written with a pen, the second on my old friend the typwriter, and finally I used the computer. But something then went wrong. I could not find new ribbons for my old machine. So now I still keep the typewriter conspicuously on my desk and (hiding my laptop) use it to fool burglars who come looking for state-of-the-art technology.

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  1. I’ve always thought that what would be interesting — if you had enough samples — would be to compare writers’ styles when they were writing with (a) a pencil; (b) a pen; (c) a typewriter; (d) a computer.

    Holroyd would skew the test by using different tools for different drafts. Of course, the logic of his order is self-evident.

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