Wednesday, July 16, 2014

How Things Change

"Grandma! I backspaced but it didn't erase!" --Angelica, 6 years old

Pulled out the old Royal manual typewriter the other day for the kids to play on. Remember when that's all we had to type our manuscripts on? Or are you too young to remember, too?

How things change! And, when it comes to typewriters vs. computers, it's a good thing for a writer, that's for sure.

Just thought I'd share. Hope you're having a great summer. What changes have you seen as a writer that you celebrate?

p.s. if you could peek at that piece of typewriter paper she's working on you'd see: my desk, magazines, hair salon (it's a game we play), Kristoff, Sven, Anna, Elsa...any idea what her favorite movie is?


  1. Oh yes! I still have stories buried someplace typed on my old typewriter. How things have changed for sure!!

  2. I celebrate all the fun writing software, especially Scrivener, Dramatica, and The Journal 6, all of which I could not write without. Really.

  3. Terri, I still remember using white-out on that old machine! And I have some of those old typewritten stories in my file, too. Isn't it funny to look back on that era? Wasn't it just yesterday? :-)

    And Cathy, you've recommended some of these programs before and I keep thinking I'll look into them, but haven't yet. I appreciate your endorsement, and will make note of them again...