I remember when I was a child; we had this old typewriter in the basement. I think it belonged to either my mom or my grandmother. As a child, I used to love playing with it. There wasn’t any paper to use it, but I still loved playing around with it. I used to pretend I was a secretary typing up letters.

That was my first experience with keyboarding.

Then when I reached high-school, I took some business classes where I learned the functions of computers and keyboards. There was one teacher named Ms. Chaney, who taught the proper way to type. I remember the rules were to play your fingers on the middle row of letters and to keep your eyes on the screen as you type.

Those rules have stuck with me to this very day. Although, I have to admit I do look at the keyboard whenever I have to type a number or a symbol.

Computers are my favorite writing tool. I use it every day for writing my books and other work.  They have their advantages. For instance, if you have trouble with spelling or grammar usage you can just use spell check or look it up. That’s a huge plus for me.

However, there is one downside.

I tend to get distracted by the Internet. I’ll be in the middle of writing, then I’ll just stop to go browse the latest entertainment news. That’s one of the reasons why I don’t get as much writing done as I used to.

Sometimes I think it’d be cool to write using typewriters. Of course, there’s the downside of making an error, then having to correct it. Yet, on the other hand, using a typewriter will allow the freedom to write without distraction.

Just think of all the work I could accomplish.

Now, that I think about it. I’m going to see if we still have that old typewriter, if so I may try writing on it.


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