Friday, June 10, 2011

The PKD Method

Anyhow, dearly beloved, this is how PKD gets 55,000 words (the adequate mileage) out of his typewriter: by hav[ing] 3 persons, 3 levels, 2 themes (one outer or world-sized, the other inner or individual sized), with a melding of all, then, at last, a humane final note. This is, so to speak, my structure. ‘Nuf said.

-Philip K Dick
Letter to Ron Goulart
excerpted in Divine Invasions: A Life of Philip K Dick by Lawrence Sutin
(via The Saturday Boy)

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