The Craft of Writing: California Typewriter and Genetic Studies

Unlike the posts in my blog, my composition for Cold Hard Type is a work in progress, by which I mean that it involves revisions. As I add to material, first as a brainstorm of notes and suggestions, I also go back and propose changes to previously written pages. Thoughts about the next stage of…

George Washington’s Typewriter: The Revolution will be typed.

Side note: Pulitzer Prize-winning author, David McCullough, who has typed many books about American history, recently appeared on television to comment on the passing of George Bush Sr. As he spoke from his office, I noticed his Royal KMM positioned proudly on his desk–clearly making itself known to the camera, having already starred in California…

What would a 4×7 text look like on a 6×9 page in Cold Hard Type?

Tonight I tinkered with reformatting a page of my ms for specifications for Cold Hard Type. I haven’t shared this with Richard Polt and Fred Durbin yet, so don’t take this as official. However, this is what a reformatted page might look like with International Elite 8 typeface (which is my typeface but not necessarily…