In a recent confession that would make any computer nerd smile, the popular author George R. R. Martin writes his epic Game Of Thrones novels entirely on a DOS computer using the word processor Wordstar 4.0.
The author’s series Game Of Thrones was always popular amongst fantasy buffs, but the recent HBO series brought the epic fantasy to the masses, and millions have picked up the series.
Martin says that he uses one computer to surf the web, but writes on his DOS computer that is not connected to the internet. Easily distracted workers can probably appreciate this plan, as it probably helps the author focus on what he is doing, and get into the story as he writes.
Martin confessed this writing apparatus on his recent appearance in a televised interview with talk show host Conan O’Brien.
“I actually like it, it does everything I want a word processing program to do and it doesn’t do anything else,” Martin said. “I don’t want any help. I hate some of these modern systems where you type a lower case letter and it becomes a capital letter. I don’t want a capital. If I wanted a capital, I would have typed a capital. I know how to work the shift key.”
In actuality, Martin confessed that he writes on this ancient word processor in a post on his “Not A Blog” livejournal back in 2011. It is good to see that the peculiar author hasn’t changed a bit.
On a humorous note, as fans wait eagerly for the next book in the Song Of Ice And Fire series, they won’t have to worry about Martin being hacked or attacked by viruses and spyware. But we certainly hope he backs up his work. Do you think he uses floppy disks?