I have always been pushed by the negative. The apparent failure of a play sends me back to my typewriter that very night, before the reviews are out. I am more compelled to get back to work than if I had a success. --
Tennessee Williams

I am amazed; until the day I die I shall wonder how Whittaker Chambers got into my house to use my typewriter. -
- Alger Hiss

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

How Slow Can You Go


  1. Deprogramming yourself is hard. The typewriter is a perfect way to do this. One thing that helped my typing was to be rhythmic about your key presses. If you type in bursts on a typewriter calamity will always ensue. Keep up a good rhythm and typewriting is a dream.

  2. I find this issue challenging too. Usually I type too fast and carelessly on the typewriter. It's just that the sensation of clicking along, when you really get into the groove, is so much fun!

  3. I never had this problem. The joy of hunting and pecking :-) I'm slow whatever the keyboard - but consistently so. I had an RSI issue in my wrist at one time from too much mousing. I switched mouse hands for a while. The RSI went away. You could try sitting on one hand while typing - that would slow you down. These two chaps are right though. An even cadence with a steady rhythm lays down your words like asphalt on a new road.

  4. By the way, when I post replies here I get an error message in my e-mail: "Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently" -- followed by your nac.net e-mail address.

    You may need to update your contact information on Blogger.

    1. Thank you guys for your insights, I really appreciate it. I am finding it helpful to be more plodding but regular. I can still type reasonably fast but it is a more deliberate approach.

      My current email address is with gmail and Blogger will not allow a gmail address to be "associated" with the account for some reason. Your comments do post however, error messages notwithstanding.