Welcome to Immortal Type
Much like the Smith-Corona Clipper I use every day, we are machines born in the analog world that must adapt to the digital. Typewriters are less than l00 years older than computers, and will never be produced by assembly line again. They are mystical instruments, and I push the limits as to what they can do. I wish to honor the typewriter, and immortalize my footprint.
All of my work is original, spontaneously born through the process which I call “auto-type”, in that my process settles somewhere between the spiritual experience of automatic writing, and self-hypnosis, with adherence to the free writer’s goal: project completion, through freedom of expression.
The way I work is: no repeated pages. No retakes. Just raw typewriting from start to finish. I find this is the most enjoyable way to write, and produce works prolifically, with happiness, knowing there will never be a single moment of writer’s block.
I encourage you to discover the joy of writing through the typing machine, by showing you how easy it is to produce works that you can publish, and feel proud of, by embracing the occasional mistake, or cross out. To understand there is strength in humility.
Welcome to the journey of self-discovery through the typing machine.
Originally published at https://www.immortaltype.com on June 26, 2021.