manual typewriter for...
Posted 22 May 2009 - 04:01 PM
Posted 22 May 2009 - 05:56 PM
The one advantage a typewriters is that you have to keep moving the story forward, you can't spend time rewriting each sentence over and over again before progressing like you would on a computer. Of course, you have to retype everything during the next rewrite .
Posted 28 May 2009 - 04:17 PM
There's a reason why scriptwriters use computers nowadays.
Posted 28 May 2009 - 05:27 PM
Embrace progress and get Final Draft - less of a vintage workflow but you will appreciate its many features. No joke!
Posted 28 May 2009 - 11:20 PM
Not to mention it's easy and has a nice bit of features as well. You should definitely look into it.
I'm also a fan of typewriters though. I just love that noise of their keys, it makes you feel like you've accomplished something.
Posted 29 May 2009 - 12:43 AM
I know I am retro, but I was thinking of typing my stuff on a manual typewriter. Is there a way to set the margins for a manual typewriter to type my own movie script?
My wife and I go to a regular arts and lectures series here in portland (visiting authors pontificating about the creative process), and you'd be surprised how many nationally known writers still plunk away on typewriters.
There's a shop close by that still services typewriters (Ace Typewriter) and can bring an old Remington back to showroom quality for less than the cost of a couple reams of paper, I highly recommend them!
Posted 29 May 2009 - 09:17 AM
Of course my Wheelwriter's been on the top shelf of my office closet for at least five years. I stopped using it when just about every application and/or form I ever use got converted to either live on-line or Acrobat form.