The art of copying

43615There are many techniques of improving my language I try everyday. Today I started with yet another one. This one was used by Hunter S. Thompson, many before him and many after him. He re-typed books like ‘Great Gatsby’ in order to feel what the authors felt when they were writing them, to learn from them. So I did just that.

Today I started transcribing the book I’m reading currently. ‘The Gunslinger’ by Stephen King. I wrote it the old way, on paper, reading every sentence multiple times out loud, making small notes on words I didn’t understand. I transcribed only 635 words and I think it took me almost two hours, but it is by far the greatest method so far, although very tiring. Beside that I read another 30 pages of ‘The Gunslinger’.


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