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shaking my head at hoops youre going through,expecting others to.Little chance an agent (you need one if submitting manuscript to publishing), publisher,editor,proofreader are going to pass a paper manuscript around.Even less chance if youre unknown author
You havent read my ultra weird really good story, I can't reveal anymore details about it. This thread is about how I or another person can find an easy way to type and edit a full story without needing to buy a seperate computer and maby without a seperate printer, and with some humor along the way as my own posts made me laugh alot. But like i said im serious about this. I'll probably type, edit, save to drafts using my ps3, then i'll either print each screen using my ps3 and a printer, or use typewriter. THEN ONCE I have the finished work on paper, I want that COPYRIGHTED in person with proof of copyright. Then once copyrighted its safe to either mail it around because its protected or submit it online to get it published.
 

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@nicdim How are the proofreaders and and the editors going to edit your book. Do you actually think an unknown author would be allowed to edit their own book?

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NO, its MY story not theirs. Theyre not allowed to change not even 1 dot on my paper. I want my work copyrighted first in paper form then im safe to submit it electronically on line by ps3 saved draft files(in many parts, like 80? [1/2 paper page will fill 1 draft file?, 40 pages total]) using my ps3 because it will be protected under copyright at that point or i'll mail the 40 page book to publishers that are not allowed to change it.
 

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I am sure that publishers will require an electronic document. They are not going to publish a book submitted on paper. What about ebooks? They are becoming a large percentage of sales. Getting a book published is difficult, even by someone who bends over backwards to get it done. Try to be difficult by submitting it on paper only and that's sure to kill the deal.

And what about publishing it yourself? That would require an electronic version. That is unless you expect people to mail around printed copies that you made manually. Self publishing would be a lot easier to do than getting a publisher and all the other intermediaries on board.
 

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If any of my ways to type, print, get copyrighted and get my book published at any step of the way FAILS, then i'll just buy a laptop computer and a seperate printer....or a word processor and a printer...or a 3d printer(ok im joking). Ok back to my Half Life 1 ps2 videogame, one of the best games that you'll always have a craving to replay once every 3 or 5 years because its amazing like Deus ex 1 and Shadow man 2nd coming(i feel sorry for those who sell them[but im happy they sell me their ps2 systems AND their electronic typewriters-maby i'll buy their used laptops and seperate printers in like new condition!]). But sadly they don't make those ps2 discs playable on my ps3 when ps1, ps2, ps3 are Playstation games. OH, Black Mesa is a remake of Half Life 1, only available on a PC. Time to buy one hits me at every corner, hahaha. This thread was fun[nny]. 2030- "Im hungry time to order a pizza. Oh i need a smart phone to order a pizza. Can't even eat without a computer. And this is the modern age???", hahaha.
 

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I have a vintage non-electric typewriter I use all the time - it is easy to move around and I can type on various envelopes, cards, etc. without having them get chewed up in my laser printer or print on the wrong side/upside down. Just a pain trying to find replacement ribbon - I either find 100 for $1, or 1 for $100....

Nobody can interpret my handwriting because of a medical condition, so it makes it easy for me to type out quick items and fill out forms legibly.
 

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I'm just shaking my head at the amount of hoops you are going through and expecting others to go through.
Year 2030- "Im hungry time to order a pizza. Oh i need a smart phone to order a pizza. Can't even eat without a computer. I HAVE TO GO THROUGH DIFFERENT HOOPS JUST TO EAT. This is the modern age and I can't even use a normal phone??? Can't even use a ps9 without a smartphone and forget about playing ps1-8 games on a ps9. If it was truly a modern age, everything should be compatible with everything, no more bs. Should even be able to use a year 1910 phone to order a pizza if this was truly the modern age. Get it? But its the opposite. Its the "upgrade at constant rate or be obsolete" age."
Had to go through different hoops to make a final edit to that post by quoting it because the 720 minute time limit has expired. Another modern techneek we could do without where i had to go through a different hoop, ha. ok bye all for now...fun thread. ya think?
 

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Year 1970 - "Im hungry time to order a pizza. Oh i need a phone to order a pizza. Can't even eat without a phone. I HAVE TO GO THROUGH DIFFERENT HOOPS JUST TO EAT. This is the modern age and I can't even use a normal telegraph??? Should even be able to use a year 1850 telegraph to order a pizza if this was truly the modern age. Get it? But its the opposite. Its the "upgrade at constant rate or be obsolete" age."

Fixed that for you.

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1. Use whatever device you're using to post here to write and edit your story on the fly.
2. Fire up email.
3. Find email address.
4. Email story.

OR

1. Find typewriter-like machine.
2. Find paper.
3. Find whatever inking materials you need.
4. Write your story and hope to hell you don't have any substantial edits (and judging from your writing here...)
5. Find envelope.
6. Figure out postage cost.
7. Find stamps.
8. Find physical address (often not easy).
9. Walk to mailbox.

Hoops?
 

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In 1970 we would have walked or got a bus to get a Pizza, although we would most likely have had to eat in, as there were no pizza take-aways back then, apart from the odd Chinese or Indian and of course Fish & Chip Shop.
 

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Not sure if people missed my post but I have typed out a full page directly from a tablet, and printed it to my wireless connected printer, WITHOUT the need for a personal computer available. I'm pretty sure that answers the OP's question. now if the op had a non-wireless enabled printer that would be a different story but if u want to be on the cutting edge, u need to make sure all your devices are compatible.
 

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Paolo, he wants one device, not two and gluing a tablet to a Laser (or other) Printer will more than likely not be what he will accept.
 

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https://www.maketecheasier.com/raspberry-pi-word-processor/

Several years old, but this article talks about making your own word processor using a Raspberry Pi and a few USB parts.

Nice thing is that you could get away with just a few dollars (well, maybe $50 to $75 if you buy quality stuff - if you buy Chinese knock-off parts off ebay you could go to about $10) in components - a Raspberry Pi, USB Keyboard, and a SD card. Once programmed, just plug the Pi into a HDMI compatible TV to use as a screen, and you can save your file to a USB Key or SD Card and bring it to a library or copy shop to print.
 

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Interesting article but that solution probably creates more problems than it solves. Personally, I would go with a lightweight laptop, a convertible touchscreen laptop/tablet or a tablet and bluetooth keyboard.
 

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Year 1970 -"Im hungry time to order a pizza.Oh i need phone to order pizza.Cant even eat without phone.I HAVE TO GO THROUGH DIFFERENT HOOPS JUST TO EAT.This is the modern age and I cant even use normal telegraph?Should even be able to use year 1850 telegraph to order pizza if this was truly the modern age.Get it?But its opposite.Its the "upgrade at constant rate or be obsolete" age
"heeeheeehahaaha". That is funny but being able to use an 1850 telegraph in 2017 where the receiver end would hear a digital voice reproduction of sender's exact pizza order would only prove we would be 1000 times more advanced than previously where only a smart phone can be used to receive that special offer online. To have a computer scan and recognise an 1850 telegraph, 1920 phone or a 1970 non-electronic typewriter and make them usable and compatible to get online or print on paper would only prove to be genius. We are simply not advanced enough to make such old technology compatible with current.
 

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Should even be able to use a year 1850 telegraph to order a pizza if this was truly the modern age. Get it? But its the opposite. Its the "upgrade at constant rate or be obsolete" age."
I have an old Morse sounder¹ that I salvaged from an old CN Telecommunications office that was about to be demolished in the late '70s. Perhaps I could convert it to IPv6 and hook it up to my cable modem... ;)

1. Mine looks just like the one in the link, but it's solid brass.
 

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In 1970 we would have walked or got a bus to get a Pizza, although we would most likely have had to eat in, as there were no pizza take-aways back then, apart from the odd Chinese or Indian and of course Fish & Chip Shop.
Where did you live? That's a fairy tale to me. We had pizza place etc etc and take out all over the place.
 

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Where did you live? That's a fairy tale to me. We had pizza place etc etc and take out all over the place.
Back in the 60s, we could order pizza or Chinese food for delivery or get it take out.
 
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