Q: What is in front of you when you begin to write?
A: Nothing, except for the computer screen. I write from memory, as if I were writing a novel. When I finish a day's writing I go back and check the text against my notes to make sure the facts and quotes are right, and that I haven't inadvertently made anything up. The quotes are almost always accurate because by that point I've gone over the material so many times in my head.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Michael Lewis (Moneyball) on his work habits. (Daily Routines/Kottke)