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How we workOct 25 2012

Rod McLaren collects links on Rodcorp and on Pinboard about how people work. He recently recapped some of the work techniques from those links. Here are a few of my favorites:

Ray Bradbury wrote an early version on Fahrenheit 451 in nine days on a rented typewriter in the UCLA library basement.

Pin Pages To Wall

Gay Talese would pin pages of his writing to a wall and examine them from the other side of the room with binoculars.

Jonathan Safran Foer has a collection of blank sheets of paper.

Truman Capote wrote lying down, as did Marcel Proust, Mark Twain and Woody Allen.

Note: Illustration by Chris Piascik...prints & more are available.

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