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Becoming a Published Writer is Truly a Miracle!

September 25th, 2015

Lawrence Pagett begins the story:

principles-of-EFT-blogI had writer stamped all over my hands (and face) from age eight.

My silver-haired grandfather revealed his old mechanical typewriter and set me down to learn the art of touch typing. My first short story suitably followed telling the tale of the Swiss skiing boy, Jan.

“Clack, clack, clack. Ding!”

At the end of each line a silver bell would chime as you pushed the lever to descend the page.

The heavy slate metal contraption’s smudgy ink-soaked ribbon printed in a slightly irregular fashion. Black smudgy hands and face were common place.

If you tapped the keyboard inaccurately your finger would get stuck between the keys and on occasion you would accidentally hit two keys at once causing the thin metal strips, each containing a letter, to vie for position on the page and even get tangled together. Read the rest of this entry »




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