Beth Urich has been writing for a long time—sometimes with purpose, sometimes for fun, sometimes not so much writing as procrastinating and thinking about writing.

Her first novel, a more-or-less cathartic take on life in Washington D. C., took form on a typewriter like this electric Brother model. Those several hundred pages, created in 1989, are in a box in a safe place available with “need-to-know” access only.

Yes, 1989—the good old days of ten-pound dictionaries, liquid white out, and piles of crumpled paper. Good thing we’ve moved on to electronic thesauri, backspace keys, and computer screens.

Check out Beth’s Blog, a collection of various questions, suspicions, apprehensions, opinions, inklings, and adventures.

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