I have an old manual typewriter that needs to be fixed. I have the ink for it and everything. I use my computer and I also practice longhand to help me in my writing, but there is something soothing about hearing the sound of a typewriter, and anything that can keep me from getting distracted by my computer or my phone is excellent. I want to try another way of writing is all and I've used an electronic typewriter when I was a kid. It felt organic and precise. I remember this writing method my teachers taught me of writing out my work longhand first, doing a second, third, and fourth longhand draft, and typing the final draft on the computer. I was thinking of using the typewriter the same way I use longhand to thoroughly get out my ideas. I can process my ideas better when I write longhand first. I would do a first draft of the book or chapter in longhand, the second maybe on the typewriter, and the third, fourth, and so on until I get to the final draft of my story which would be on the computer. It has to be these days. I'm not opposed to computers. I think they are a valuable tool. It sounds silly and unnecessarily tedious but I've taken up traditional letter writing and find that there is something about sitting down, staring at a piece of paper and not a glowing monitor, and writing down my thoughts that gives my writing a discipline to it. I do the first draft of my letters in pencil, correct it with red pen, and then write the final draft neatly and precisely in blue pen. I do this because I was told unless you are writing a business letter a personal friendly letter should be handwritten to show the sender that you care about them. And if you are wondering, yes, I have gotten a reply back from a friend. I don't even care if someone doesn't write me back. Maybe my friend's at home sulking and my letter arrives and brightens up their day is a fun and rewarding thing to think about. Letter writing and longhand writing are also cathartic. It's more tedious to handwrite a final draft and if I mess up I don't use whiteout, I just re-transcribe my writing from the current page I'm on. It does sound completely silly that I do this and I've been teased about it before. Social media, the Internet, my phone, and computers distract me easily. It's good to separate myself from those mediums sometimes (I usually have my computer on to play music is all and my phone in the other room) and just write away. It's like how I read a particular author liked writing his novels in the bathtub, who knows why? It's an absurdity, of course, but whatever gets the words flowing onto paper (electronic or otherwise) is all that matters I guess.