Underwood no. 3

William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Jack Kerouac all used Underwood typewriters. Writing Prompt: Take a paragraph you've written and translate it into the style of a writer you admire. This helps to identify and experience how fluent writers harness the power of words. The point here is not to write 'like' someone else, but to … Continue reading Underwood no. 3

arrested decay

Bodie, California was a booming gold-mining town in the late 19th century. Today, the once thriving Bodie is preserved in a state of “arrested decay”. What’s left of the town remains as it was, it’s deserted buildings stocked with goods. Designated a National Historic Site, Bodie became a State Historic Park in 1962. This Smith Premier Typewriter … Continue reading arrested decay

underwood five typos

Imagine a blizzard - you are in an isolated, two room, mountain cabin, with no electricity, no computer or cell phone. Your car is buried; a mound of snow the only evidence that it is parked outside. You've tried shoveling, but it's pointless. So you build a fire in the wood stove to keep warm.   … Continue reading underwood five typos