The above, for a sort of writer’s theme, is the prettiest typewriter – the Oliver. I want one! Notice the ‘pun’ – the olive colour.
I was advised by a friend in the AbsoluteWrite forum to join BIO (Biographers’s International Organization), since I was looking for a group exclusively for biographers.
Writing biographies is a lonely business, as anyone who has tried to write one will tell you ad nauseam. I suppose it’s the amount of research you have to do, and the agonizing about how to work your findings into the book in a readable form whilst adhering to the truth at all times. Then there’s all that listing of sources and indexing: Grumble, grumble.
BIO has a list of members which reads like a Who’s Who of Pulitzer Prize winners. And then there’s cheeky unpublished Yours Truly in there with them. I’m hoping that some of the glitter will rub off. Seriously though, I’m told they are the nicest of people and more than willing to listen and to advise.
AbsoluteWrite is a great forum for all sorts of writers. Even if you are just toying with the idea of a novel or your memoirs you will receive lots of help and encouragement there.