Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Writing, Typewriting, Orgasms, Sci Fi

Dear Friends,

As you know, every now and again I spek about the art and craft of writing. I have little useful to say, but that has never stopped a writer since Homer and it is not stopping me ;) At the recent Aemadillocon I was part of the wrting workshop and some good soul recorded a little of this. I pass this on to you for your amusement. I am the one in the black Hawaiian shirt. That pretty much sums me up -- a black Hawaiian shirt:

I did my first writing on a Royal eltie, then an some forgotten electric and then I moved to the Texas Instruments 99-4a and it was word processors ever since. Fewer and fewer people use, maybe even have seen manual typewriters these days. My friend Chris Merwin pointec out their use in art recently:

By the way if you are looking to buy a manual typewriter with ribbons, try the Vermont Country Store. (I know most people looking for manaul typewriters check out my blog):

Now where do writers get their ideas. I was going to tell you, but I found a video clip that does this better than little me:

And finally what do non-writers need to know in this world? I think Uncle Harlan says it best:

I will stick this at my blog at

But feel free to pass this on to writerly friends anywhere,



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