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Pat Conroy Would Be 73


I still write in longhand. I type like a chimpanzee.
Thank you Robert C. Clark, photo used under creative commons license

Today, Pat Conroy would have celebrated his seventy-third birthday. Best known for The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, he wrote eleven novels and a cookbook the old fashioned way, pen to paper. What is your preferred method for getting the words down, and why?


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