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Pica type print

There use to be a tv commercial a long time ago. I can't remember what the product or service was for, but the guy in it was shown surfing the web on his PC. Later he joins his wife in the family room whom while shocked to see him at all as he almost always on the Internet asks, "I thought you were on the Internet."

His reply was that he completely surfed every corner of the web there is to surf. That's how I feel. I can't find any blogs for screenwriters that use typewriters.

Recently, I discovered how to use google fonts so that a typewriter font displays for my blog. The only problem I can see is, although the style of font I'm using is similar to that of a pica typewriter, the letters are not monospace.

I figured this out only because I was curious to see how my text would look if I double spaced after a period using the emsp; tag. Seeing as I didnt know whether I should use 2 emsp; tags back to back, or seperated by a blank space, I tried a couple of variations. My efforts were in vain as the text simply didnt look right.

So, I tell myself that I'll be manual typing my entries from this point forward regardless whether I format them in screenplay style. I just feel it's wasteful to do that to my paper when I can type directly to my blog. Screenplay formatting is different. I don't toss my entries out when they're typed as a scene. These hard copies arevsaved until I can incorporate them into the feature film I'm working on (sort of killing 2 birds this way).
Tags: typewriters

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