Top Twos-Day: Give and Give Some More!

Author, freelance editor and speaker Kristen Lamb (repped by Russel Galen of Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary, Inc. in NYC) offers much on her blog. In her latest post, she jabs The House at The End of the Street, pointing to foreshadowing, or the lack of it, as an important element to movie watchers’ satisfaction. Same with readers, and writing. If you’re not familiar with her site, peek at the latest post, plus sign up to participate in her monthly contest. Not only is she a giver, but you can snag one of her best-selling books: We Are Not Alone–The Writer’s Guide to Social Media or Are You There, Blog? It’s Me, Writer as additional resources for your writing repertoire.

Speaking of givers, one of my associates offered me a 1912 typewriter as a gift to my publishing firm. Yes, that’s it, pictured above: Anna, you are a special lady, thanks for your generous contribution to my company. The big announcement should come next week, name and imprints, after one last meeting with my attorney tomorrow. But with Anna’s present in mind, I pass along a fun video, the making of a book, circa 1940s. Porn for Book Lovers. Sorry I couldn’t embed it…Aren’t you glad we’ve evolved?

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image by Roxie Hanna, all rights reserved
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27 thoughts on “Top Twos-Day: Give and Give Some More!

  1. HEY GIRL, THANKS FOR THE MENTION. I WAS SO HAPPY IT FOUND SUCH A GOOD HOME. THANKS FOR SHARING THE VIDEO, IT MADE ME WONDER IF MY WORK WOULD HAVE BEEN WORTH THE TROUBLE FOR THE PUBLISHER IN 1947, AND IT WAS VERY HUMBLING. I WAS AMAZED AT THE WORKMANSHIP FOR ONE BOOK. IT MAKES YOU WANT TO COLLECT OLD BOOKS JUST FOR THE CARE THAT WENT INTO THEM.
    BLESSINGS,
    ANNA

  2. Love the typewriter! I had know idea what it took to make a book! Wouldn’t want job of locking plates on to the book press. Too closed in and what a backache! Funny how the narrator called those women, girls.

  3. Hi Roxie. Nice to hear from you. I hope you are well. Thank you for liking my’poem ‘Months Apart’. I really appreciate it. Take Care. The Foureyed Poet.

    • aren’t you funny, can I tell the vintage? hmmm it’s older than me! that’s probably all I know. This typewriter came with some info that had been passed down in the family, otherwise I wouldn’t have known a thing about it. Sorry I can’t help, perhaps peeps out there have an idea? where’s your link???

  4. Hey Roxie. Thanks for the link to the video. It’s a lot of work in those days to produce the finished item. Have you got a video of how it is done nowadays ?
    I like your typewriter ……. becoming modernised now ?? Watch out for rioting scribes ! 😉 xox

  5. Oh my Gosh, Roxanne!! The video on the book binding is absolutely fabulous. My husband and I totally enjoyed watching the entire process. That poor lady that had to put the pages on the sewing machine, eight hours of that, all day long!!! Whew!!! What a fun video to watch. Thanks so much for posting!

    • wondrous process, glad you and hubs enjoyed a historical stroll. Can’t imagine being at a machine for that length of time, but folks did it and still do at some jobs.

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