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Postby Trilby » 18 May 2006, 15:23

I,m doing a paper on C.S. LEWIS and I can't seem to find the right answers please tell me: Why he writes and How he writes
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Postby A#minor » 18 May 2006, 15:35

Why does any writer write anything? Because they are compelled to do so by that indescribable something inside that has to come out and find a voice. Because they don't know what the heck the world is and have to write it down for their thoughts to get in order. Because God puts the words inside of them. Who knows?

And How does a writer write? Pen and ink and paper, or a typewriter, or a word processor, or dictation...
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Postby robsia » 18 May 2006, 15:38

However I doubt very much that Lewis wrote with a word processor ;)
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Postby john » 18 May 2006, 16:20

Don't forget the mind-altering drugs! Oh, wait...that was Lewis Carroll...
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Postby loeee » 18 May 2006, 16:51

Lewis didn't even like typewriters. He wrote everything in longhand.

And, of course, the question is not "how does he write?" but "how did he write?" Lewis has been dead for over 40 years.
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Postby pup5 » 18 May 2006, 17:32

Ahh, to me, it's how did he think and order his thoughts. Then putting them on paper is next step. Which is the reason to write, in school anyway.

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Postby carol » 18 May 2006, 20:35

Doug Gresham described Jack's writing letters thus:

He used a block of paper, a bottle of Quink, and a dip pen. He couldn't use a fountain pen because he had no upper joint on his thumbs, so some things were difficult to manage.

I suspect he worked in a very similar way for writing manuscripts and lectures.
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Postby bekados » 18 May 2006, 23:26

Paul Simon says: "Wanna be a writer?/Don't know how or when?/Find a quiet spot/use a humble pen."--Hurricane Eye
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Postby Esther » 19 May 2006, 04:15

bekados wrote:Paul Simon says: "Wanna be a writer?/Don't know how or when?/Find a quiet spot/use a humble pen."--Hurricane Eye

I love that ...
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