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« on: May 14, 2014, 06:36:46 PM »

http://youtu.be/X5REM-3nWHg

George Martin on Conan talking about writing GoT
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2014, 12:43:57 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2014, 04:25:00 PM »

at least he doesn't have to worry about leaked early drafts.  Although I could imagine system failure would be a big risk.
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2014, 04:46:26 PM »

I bet it's malware and virus proof in today's world. They probably don't even know what to DO with Wordstar and DOS at this point.   icon_smile

I did actually use Word Star (CP/M version I think) at our college's "computer lab" in 1986-1987 to write some English papers. That was before my ordered hot rod Amstrad CP/M green screen word processor (and cromagnon CP/M computer) with the world's loudest dot matrix printer arrived at Sears and changed my life forever.  Cabbage Patch
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2014, 05:09:03 PM »

Hey, if it works for ya, then it works for ya.   I know a (admittedly hipster) writer that still uses Ye Olde Fashioned typewriters for his work.  Some poor bastard has to OCR it when he's done, but it's his "thing". 
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2014, 06:23:42 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on May 16, 2014, 05:09:03 PM

Hey, if it works for ya, then it works for ya.   I know a (admittedly hipster) writer that still uses Ye Olde Fashioned typewriters for his work.  Some poor bastard has to OCR it when he's done, but it's his "thing". 
For sure I have read of many screenwriters, novelists and short story writers who still use manual or electric typewriters. I think some of it comes down to whether you prefer to write and re-write in your head (and then bang out the results on a typewriter), or if you prefer to keep revising and reiterating on screen (then word processing's the thing).

Although my professors encouraged doing outlines and such before actually typing up a paper, most of my later high school and then college time was spent on a Brother and later Smith-Corona (the snap-in square cartridges seemed so high-tech  icon_cool) typewriters, with the "OMG, it's due tomorrow!" juices driving me to type thoughts as fast as I could think them. I try very hard in my current trade media reporter job to get stories done as early as I can rather than wait for inspiration to hit me.  icon_smile
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