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Old 02-23-2019, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Cumberdale View Post
For years, I have wanted to try my hand at writing the "Great American Novel". I've gotten several stories started but have a difficult time progressing. I sit and stare at the monitor until I take a break and visit sites like this one, or various other pages and before you know it, the day is gone.
If a good chunk of the problem is the distractions of the Web (I can relate!), why not get a cheap desktop computer, put it where you'd put your typewriter, and just not connect it to the Internet?

Speaking just for myself, I became a good writer only with the availability of modern word processing. If I was sent back to 1969, I might be able to get by with an electric typewriter and correcting ribbon, but even that would be a struggle. No way I could hammer the keys on a manual fast enough to keep up with my thoughts, and trying to do so was incredibly frustrating.


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