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…

Short Story Tips for Class

As I absorbed coffee this morning, I drafted these rules for writing short fiction. My students’ last paper assignment involves writing short stories. Writers find all sorts of good reasons for breaking rules, but rules do form important guidelines for new writers. Writing is a lot like playing music: You have to learn the note…