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Tarantino’s writing tricks

I ran a speechwriting course for a FTSE 100 company yesterday. Someone shared a brilliant writing technique from Quentin Tarantino.

Apparently, Tarantino writes all of his films on an old 1987 word processor using just the second finger of his right hand.

By making the process as difficult as possible, he ensures he creates the best dialogue possible.

As he says, ‘You write, write, write with a pen and you always overwrite. But when you have to translate it to just one finger, a really strong editing process takes over. Basically, if you don’t think this is the bomb, you’re not going to spend time typing the final draft with one finger. So you’re constantly correcting and you actually shrink it down.”

So, I’m thinking of getting rid of the IMac. Perhaps this soft, sleek keyboard isn’t such a good idea…

Posted by Simon Lancaster on October 30th, 2009 :: Filed under Random
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One Response to “Tarantino’s writing tricks”

  1. Asher Dresner
    November 4th, 2009

    Nice idea; thanks for sharing.


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