Becoming Inspired to Write


Here is another wonderful post from the excellent teacher, Jennie!

A Teacher's Reflections

The days have been hot and humid, not the best for writing.  Today I had a huge dose of inspiration.  I played with E.B. White’s Underwood typewriter.  Really.


I was so very careful.  Of course I didn’t hit a key.  What I did was even better; the keys on the typewriter are slightly indented and round, perfect for a finger.  I fingered the keys, running the tips of my fingers in circles on each key.  I was soaking in all the words E.B. White had typed.


This typewriter typed “some pig”, “terrific”, and many more wonderful words.  Did I find those letter keys?  T-E-R-R-I-F-I-C?  Of course I did.  Can you imagine the feeling of touching the words E.B. White wrote?

There’s more.

E.B. White read aloud Charlotte’s Web.  His original recording, chapter by chapter, was made on record albums in a boxed set.  I had no idea.



I opened the…

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6 thoughts on “Becoming Inspired to Write

  1. niasunset

    This is so beautiful…. I wished to play with this old typewriter… I started to write with one of them. But in here this one is so precious. Of course inspirational… Thank you, Love, nia

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  2. Doris

    I learned on a typewriter just like that. I loved it & had great speed…..until I was awarded the opportunity to use the electric typewriter. If you breathed on a key, it struck. Needless to say I was returned to the old upright. I was happy & got my speed back. Guess I’m giving away my age. Lol
    Great memory. Thank you!

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