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Typing Prompts for April: First Lines

The Typing Prompts for April have finally been announced. As we discussed in our meeting, this month we’re going with First Lines. Each week, a first line has been provided. You can do anything you like with the first lines: fiction, nonfiction, poetry… Admittedly, the lines aren’t very poetic, but you’re a creative bunch, so…

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Typing Prompt(s) for March 21

This week, you have two prompts to spark your creativity with your typewriters. Participate in one or both! Our original prompt for this week is “Letter to the Editor”. Whether it’s a real response to an article you read or a tongue-in-cheek spoof of the feature found in most publications, be creative. Have some fun,…

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Typing Prompt for March 14

Here’s your chance to share how it all began. This week’s Typing Prompt is your typewriter collector origin story. Who inspired you? Why did you start? What was your first typewriter? Be as matter-of-fact or creative as you want. It’s your origin story! Our meeting being on 3/14–or 3.14, if you like–William has mentioned that…

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Typing Prompt for March 7

Let’s have some fun writing ad copy for one of our favorite typewriters! What are the features that sold you on it? Color? Size? Style? Price? If you have a funny bone, feel free to make it cheesy, or outrageous, or outrageously cheesy. Alternatively, write ad copy for your least favorite typewriter. Can you turn…

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Typing Prompt for February 28

Typing prompts can be a lot of fun, even silly. But sometimes it is important–therapeutic, you might say–to use our typewriters as a way of having a deeper discussion, internally or externally. It is with that in mind, that I share this email from our own William Lester: In recent times during this pandemic, we’ve…