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Sunday, May 25, 2014

J.G. Ballard on his writing process

"I do a first draft in longhand, then do a very careful longhand revision of the text, then type out the final manuscript.... The word processor lends itself to a text that has great polish and clarity on a sentence-by-sentence and paragraph level, but has haywire overall chapter-by-chapter construction, because it’s almost impossible to rifle through and do a quick scan of, say, twenty pages."
-- J.G. Ballard in the Paris Review interview 

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