Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Typing Assignment #4

We had great results from our last typing assignment, which was about youthful hangouts. Some of the entries were very serious, while others not so much. There are many people here who have a latent talent for writing, and my wish is to enable more people to take up the pen - or typewriter - and begin to discover that wonderful inner world of writing.

This week's assignment will be more lighthearted, which is to write about that old pangram: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. You are free to use this phrase as a jumping-off point for wherever the create muse leads. Write from the perspective of the fox, or the dog, or the dog's owner. Tell us the backstory, or what happens after. Is there animosity between the fox and dog, or are they friends? Why is the dog considered lazy - did he get a false reputation? You get to decide - it's your story.

As in previous assignments, please have an image of your entry uploaded to a photo hosting website, and the link to that image posted below in the comments section before the end of next Sunday. Alternatively, if you have issues with Blogger, just leave a comment below the YouTube video with the link to your image.

Also, tell us in your comment about which typewriter you used, and what name you'd like me to use in the video when referring to you. Good luck and happy writing!



Blogger David Randall said...

Hi Folks, it's great to be in the company of so many creative people. Here's my contribution: https://buildingdesks.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-quick-brown-fox.html

10:19 PM  
Blogger TokyoJAM said...

Hello again Joe and fellow typers. Here's my Assignment #4. I hope you all enjoy it. Typed on graph paper using a light blue ribbon from FJA.


6:20 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

Hello Joe this is my link to assignment #4
Thanks again and l'm looking forward to reading all the submissions.
Best regards,

2:16 PM  
Blogger Michael R pdx said...

Michael Rasmussen returning with the 1958 Optima. This story just leapt to mind. Special fun here...

10:14 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Joe,

Here is mine: https://www.flickr.com/photos/152005082@N04/35881654075/in/datetaken-public/

I thought I had posted it but maybe I didn't do it correctly, so you might have got this twice!

Thanks for doing this for us Joe


3:04 AM  
Blogger andrew nicholls said...

Hi Joe and the typewriter community out there!
I decided to write a children's poem around the theme of assignment number 4, the quick brown fox... Not quite a full page of writing but hopefully it hits the brief okay! Here is the link:

All the best and hope you enjoy my contribution.

Andrew Nicholls - Written on an AEG Olympia Traveller de Luxe S.

11:47 AM  
Blogger John M said...

Hi Joe,

I posted this on your blog yesterday but on the #3 assignment page, here it is on #4 page where it belongs...


John Maillet

7:51 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Joe, it's James Locigno again. Sorry I missed #3, I did a draft but yard work got in the way to finish it. Also apologizing for #2 short-cut error. You can reach me at Jhlocigno@hotmail.com for anything that come up.

For this one, I couldn't resist and wrote a poem in the sestina form. Tricky on a typewriter. I cannot tell you how many drafts, but even this final needed correction tape. LOL. No google shortcuts this time, just the long tested link.

Written and edited repeatedly in the sun on a 1968 Olivetti Lettera 32 manufactured in Barcelona Spain:


10:46 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Joe, my name is Cameron and I wrote this on a very skippy Remington Noisless 7.

Pretty cool blog! I inherited this typewriter from a relative that just passed and found it to be a ton of fun. I recently bought a SM3 from typewriter techs .com and plan to use that if you have any further writing assignments! This took forever as I had to watch for excess skipping an push it back a notch!


11:45 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Joe and other typists here is my assignment https://www.evernote.com/l/AC_nBfcRjf5LNb3obXN3jBf2VAZyp4VPQMw

I can't really describe this, accept to call it 'finger thinking'

4:56 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hello Joe and fellow storytellers. In honor of the brown fox, I thought I would join Michael R. and Team Optima with a 1956 brown Optima Elite.


11:22 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

John Campbell typed on a 1923 Underwood 11 The pondering fox https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1GvXMwunHVrLWQteTBwQUg1Wkk/view?usp=sharing

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Kevin Kittle said...

Here is my submission to Typing Assignment #4.
It was typed on a 1958 Smith Corona Electric Portable (the one at the ABQ Type-In). I'll go by my full name now: Kevin Kittle, but almost any positive identification is fine -- "Just don't call me late for dinner."

10:58 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Here is my fourth installation for your writing project. My hound dogs helped me type this on a 1941 Royal Quiet DeLuxe!


4:38 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Here's my entry, Joe. Just barely got it in at the deadline. Pounded it out on my '50 Remington quiet riter

9:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

One other comment joe... why don't you join in on the fun by typing along with us!!!

9:21 PM  
Blogger DoHaeng Michael Kitchen said...

Hi Joe!

Here's my submission. I used my 1961 Smith Corona Coronet Automatic for this one. And, it's probably not what you had in mind, but it's been a weird week for me.


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