Tools of the trade:

October 15, 1995|By Dominick Dunne

I use a computer mostly, some long-hand, but then I transfer it immediately and I carry a notebook with me at all times, even when shaving. I find that if I have a thought it won't be the same if I don't get it down right away.

I have four computers. Two desktops, one in New York, one in my Connecticut house and 2 laps in California. Word Perfect version 5 is on all of them, then I just have to choose between a stiff and a floppy.

And the modem ... I don't even know. I can't figure out how to use it. Vanity Fair, they know how dumb I am, they send someone over to do that stuff. I just do the writing.

Dominick Dunne on his prefered writing tools. From the Chatea Marmont in L.A. where he was reporting on the O.J. Simpson double murder trial for Vanity Fair magazine.

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