Freewrite! A Product for Idiots!


#1

It’s $500. Imagine owning it.


#2

Not paying that much for something that won’t distract me constantly


#3

kind of like the idea that there are dedicated novelists out there on the EDGE of fame, if only they had the willpower to turn off the wifi on a normal laptop


#4

What percentage of the novels written on it will be basically Walden-esque ruminations about the transcendental profundity of abandoning the Internet and writing on the Freewrite?


#5

shares post about kids looking at their phones instead of playing outside

omg so true

makes website for career as an author before writing a book


#6

Wasn’t this discussed when it was just an app?

Anyway if anyone on DiS was to own this, I’d have pegged you, @xylo, sorry


#7

No apologies but you’re going to need to back it up.

Which trope do I fit into that I would own this*?

*you can’t go with ‘bit of a twat’, that’s too easy.


#8

You just struck me as the sort of guy who thinks typewriters are cool so you’d probably think this was an interesting working tool for your writing.

I don’t think you’d own one at that price, which is ridic, just in general it seemed like your sort of retro writing techniques.


#9

WELL. Typewriters are probably cool. But despite being a rare book person these days, i am in fairness the guy running the ecommerce and digital marketing for the shop. I am surrounded by luddites (lovely ones). But tbf even they would balk at the idea of a pretend typewriter. :smiley:


#10

Surely this person has already mentally written the glowing reviews in the London Review of Books and the New York Times before ever putting down a word?


#11

"Yeah i got these photos done just because i’ll need them as an author - supports the brand and will help people relate to m-

book remains unpublished