The writing instrument must affect how we think and write.
I can't imagine writing on a manual typewriter. Or-- let me rephrase that-- I can't imagine editing on a typewriter. My process is so fluid, that dancing cursor at the end of each word pulses and guides like a wee fairy. Tinkerbell!
Some writers I know write in longhand, then type up their manuscript on a computer.
I take notes by hand sometimes-- but I usually have trouble reading my own handwriting.
Penmanship was never my thang, ya'll.
I wonder what and how we'll be writing 20 years from now. It boggles the noodle.
So, for Christmas she got an electric typewriter. Yeah, I know. I didn't think they made electric typewriters either. But they do.
I spent the afternoon trying to figure the #$@! thing out...so my grandmother could type her recipes and lists and sympathy notes. When you get 85, you write a lot of Sorry for Your Loss messages.
So we did figure it out finally...[that's her, in a practice run] It's more complicated to use--with all its codes and keys-- than a computer, and I told her so.
She said she was too old to learn anyhing knew.