Do Haeng Michael Kitchen

Writer. Attorney. Detroit City FC Til I Die.

In November 2018, I learned through Richard Polt (author of The Typewriter Revolution) that an anthology of typewritten works was being contemplated for publication.  First, he and the editorial panel sent out the feelers to see if there was anyone interested in contributing to it.  This wasn’t going to be a random collection of typewritten …

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  Joe Van Cleave’s first typing assignment of 2019 was a helpful one for me.  I’ve had this character bouncing around in my head (along with some of the other characters surrounding him) for a number of years.  I just haven’t focused on him that much.  I did have a couple short stories published in …

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It’s time for typing assignment #19 of Joe Van Cleave’s YouTube series.  This assignment is to write a one-page typewritten piece inspired by something you saw or felt while out and about. At first, this was a difficult assignment.  I thought about how I would always go to Borders Book Stores when I needed to …

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For Joe Van Cleave’s Typing Assignment #18, I’m to type a one-page science fiction story.  This is what I came up with, typed on the 1958 Smith-Corona Skywriter that inspired it (or at least, featured in it). OTHER TYPEWRITTEN PAGE CAN BE FOUND HERE.

Joe Van Cleave’s Sixteenth Typing Assignment was a fun one.  “Write about a personal artifact in your possession. Fiction, nonfiction – use the object in your piece however you wish.” It didn’t take me long to decide which personal artifact to write about.  I’ve had it for close to forty years, and its history prior …

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Yes.  Life got in the way, preventing me from participating in Joe Van Cleave’s Typing Assignments #12, 13, and 14.  Finding myself with some time this Sunday afternoon, I planted my butt in the chair, before my 1926 Royal 10 typewriter, and wrote this in response to Typing Assignment #15: Ten Years Later. Previous Typing …

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Joe Van Cleave’s eleventh typing assignment is a one-page Halloween story. “(W)e’ll be writing on the subject of Halloween. It could be from any angle: history, personal accounts, fiction, even anti-Halloween. Whatever.” Anti-Halloween sounded interesting, but I thought it best not to put a downer on those who enjoy this holiday.  Instead, I looked to …

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Joe Van Cleave’s blog has set Typing Assignment #10 as a one-page free-form.  “Participants can write a one-pager on whatever they want.” My initial thought was to kill two birds with one stone and write my Halloween story for the writers group I’m in.  However, the story filled more than a single page. For this …

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This assignment typed on my 196? Sears Forecast 12. This typing assignment for Joe Van Cleave’s blog, takes us down another avenue of personal history by describing a time in the writer’s life when he/she achieved something significant, or overcame a major obstacle. For this new assignment, you’ll dig into your life’s experience and find …

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Before I get into this assignment, I want to point out that Mr. Van Cleave has a YouTube channel in which he goes over all the submissions by presenting a slideshow of them (which allows you to read each one), then discusses each of them individually. The sixth Typing Assignment from Joe Van Cleave’s blog …

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