Typewriter Experiment #1: Getting to Know You

A few months ago I bought an Olivetti typewriter with the goal of experimenting with the way the creative process changes when writing on a typewriter versus writing on a computer. This image is a scan of my first attempt, a stream of consciousness concerning the experiment itself, complete with errors. I enjoy not only the writing about writing but the aesthetic beauty of the imperfect, typed page itself.

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James Patrick Typewriter Experiment #1

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About James Patrick

James David Patrick has previously placed his writing with Monkeybicycle, PANK Magazine, Bartleby Snopes and Specter Literary Magazine. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from the Stonecoast program at the University of Southern Maine and lives in Pittsburgh, PA. Follow him on twitter (@30hertzrumble) and read his bl-g at www.thirtyhertzrumble.com.

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