In an interview with Karen Rigby at Cerise Press, Edith Pearlman discusses her origins as a writer and her love of typewriters:
It’s the fact that revising — I do endless revisions, typing and then scrawling on the typescript and then typing again — requires that within whatever paragraph or page is now being retyped, every word must present itself for re-evaluation, prove itself worthy. Thoughtless Deletions, idle Copies and Pastes — they’re just not available on my old Hermes. Thank Heaven, I might add — the computer, I think, is no aid to prose. Yes, there is a need for patience, and also for taking the time to be brief.