Monday, February 23, 2009

Writerball

Michael Lewis (Moneyball) on his work habits. (Daily Routines/Kottke)

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.

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