My Typewriter

Paris and Prose

I own a typewriter.  People call it hipster, people call it dorky, people call it nostalgic; I call it finding my inspiration.  It’s a 1940s Royal Deluxe Portable typewriter, in amazing shape, and just a fantastic piece of technology.

Now you may be thinking: Jacob, what the hell are you doing?  We have word-processors now and computers to do all of this on.  Think of all the pages you’ll have to redo because of the typewriter.

Well, nay-sayers, too bad.

My favorite authors like Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ford Madox Ford, TS Eliot, all used a typewriter and they wrote (in my opinion) the best literature that this world has ever seen.  So, with my typewriter, it allows me to channel them, to understand how they worked, and to feel the inspiration at my fingertips as the clack clack clack of my typewriter echoes in the room…

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