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Writing Equipment of the Famous
Even the most talented writers get into a blank spot, and most of them have special tools that help them surpass that point. Most contemporary writers rely on writing tools that are not as extravagant as their books are. For Quentin Tarantino, for example, writing is a ceremony. He never uses a computer or typewriter to create his masterpieces, and relies on the technique of hand and pen.
George R.R. Martin uses a more modern tool, but not that advanced from today’s perspective. Maybe that’s the reason why we have to wait so long for his new books? It’s okay Mr. Martin, take as much as you have to; we still love you!
The following infographic by essay writing service NinjaEssays will inspire you to rely on new ways of expressing your creativity. So ditch the computer once in a while and try using more conventional tools. Who knows, maybe there is a hidden Tolstoy inside you and all he needs is a badass pen.
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Top Writing Tools of Famous Authors
George R. R. Martin
George R. R. Martin still does all his writing on an old DOS machine running WordStar 4.0, the Duesenberg of word processing software.
Of course Neil Gaiman uses a fountain pen. Brands he uses: TWSBI Diamond 540, Visconti, Pilot Custom 823 Amber, Delta Fluida, Lepine Indigo Classic.
J.K. Rowling drafted her famous series about the boy wizard, she used good old-fashioned loose-leaf paper and pen.
Agatha Christie preferred writing on a Reminton Home Portable Number 2 machine.
Steele writes all her books on a 1946 Olympia manual typewriter, during a 20-hour writing shift.
King describes his Waterman fountain pen as “the world’s finest processor.”
Tarantino writes screenplays by hand. He buys a notebook and a bunch of red and black felt pens.
Twain favored custom, tabbed, leather-bound notebooks, which he designed. His pen of choice was the Conklin Crescent Filler.
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About the Author
The introduction was written by Robert Morris.