Help me pick out a typewriter for an aspiring novelist
April 11, 2014 7:09 AM Subscribe
Mrs. Thistledown has been working on a novel, but getting motivation to write has been difficult since she spends most of her workday staring at a computer screen. Coming home to stare at another one to write is hard for her. A typewriter on the other hand...
posted by Thistledown to Writing & Language (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I suggested the idea of a typewriter and she loved it. Her birthday is next week and I'd like to get her one. The feel of the typing with the immediate word on the page is something we talked about, and she really digs the idea.
My experience with typewriters is limited. I've used IBM Selectrics before, and they seemed like good machines. They also seem fairly well-supported still. But is that too much typewriter? Would a more vintage, quainter machine be easier to use? Manual or electric? Correcting or not?
I realize there will be some learning curve with it, but I just need some advice on what I should look for, what supplies I'll need to get for her, and what she might need to know. Thanks in advance, y'all!