Friday, August 23, 2013

Elmore Leonard: 1925-2013


I have been the victim of a cold and haven't been reading the news. I remember an interview from Time magazine in 2010 that made me proud to be a fan of the analog. This is the answer to a question about his writing style:

"By hand. Every word is written by hand. Then I'll type it on my electric typewriter. It took me 20 years to buy an electric typewriter, because I was afraid it would be too sensitive. I like to bang the keys. I'm doing action stories, so that's the way I like to do it. I don't have [a computer]. I don't have e-mail or anything like that. I have a fax machine."

4 comments:

  1. Ah, to go back to the days of writing my hand, typing and then using a fax machine.

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  2. Go Elmore forever!

    Fax machines are becoming more obsolete than typewriters. They're around, but nobody waxes nostalgic about them or is attached to them -- except in Japan, for good reasons, since they make it possible to transmit handwritten characters:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/14/world/asia/in-japan-the-fax-machine-is-anything-but-a-relic.html

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  3. "I like to bang the keys"... love it. Viva Elmore and analog!

    Hmm... I didn't think much of Fax until now.

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