7 thoughts on “A Nostalgic look at the tools of our writing fathers/mothers before us

  1. I’m going to give myself away as far as actually remembering using a typewriter in college. I loved your link to the famous people and their typewriters; there was something almost reverent about seeing Ernest Hemingway’s… Thank you!


  2. I am sure that you heard me tell the story or in our case (read) So funny I feel I’ve hung out with you and heard your voice … but anywaaay, my dad used to talk about computers. He predicted us even holding them in our hands in the sixties. So wish he were here to see everything he predicted as come to pass. Remember carbon paper and ribbons? Remember those ditto machines?! So crazy how far we’ve come and then we have a glitch like we’ve both experienced on our wordpress or whatever we are all up in arms about it. Just sooo glad that even when my computer is sloooow… I am still not sitting on my floor typing out invoices for work like I used to do when I was 18! LOL.


  3. It’s fascinating. A (writer) follower shared in response to my series on the impact of technology on learning that he writes on a typewriter and feels every word in the typing. I later heard on news radio of the growing segment of writers committed to using only typewriters.


    1. First of all, thank you so much for coming to visit my new site and secondly, for catching the terrible typo in the heading of ‘Do Writers Suffer Vanity’ post. I guess when we burn the midnight oil, an editor would come in very handy. Thanks for pointing it out πŸ™‚ Yes, I love that post about writing tools. Interesting that some can feel the words on a typewriter because my words flow so much easier with pen in hand. I suppose we all have our own best tools of the trade but when I chat with other authors in forums, I tend to find that most ‘over 50’ writers still go for the pen and paper. πŸ™‚


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