About Writing Fiction
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It’s rusty and well-used, but works like a dream thanks to Marr Office Machines in Pawtucket Rhode Island. Picked this up for about $20, got it spiffed up, and I write rough on it and love the aggressive pounding it takes.
I alternate between a few typewriters, depending on a variety of things (do I have to change a ribbon right now? Why pause? I just grab another typewriter.) All the typewriters I own (about 7?) are working typewriters and I use them all over any given 12 month period.
I write a lot on typewriters and seem to be doing it more than ever this year. Here’s one of my recent acquisitions:
A Facit 1620, made in Sweden, likely manufactured around 1969. It works like a dream. It’s not my only typewriter, but I like to use it upstairs in the dining room or out on the patio.
It’s a bit heavy for a portable owing to its excellent metal construction that feels like steel, though I’m not certain about that. The keypads are perfect for my fingers. I’ve been working like a demon on a book, and this typewriter is making it a lot of fun.