I'm delighted to know that you took the initiative to share typewriters with the kids. There is a very good chance that some will be excited, and you may indeed even create a typewriter lover for life. Let's keep spreading the good word!For some simple but effective writing prompts check out the headings of Maya Stein's entries here. When she took her "Type Rider" journey, these prompts inspired dozens if not hundreds of people to pour out their hearts on her typewriter.
Thank you for your encouragement Richard - and for pointing me towards Maya Stein's site... that was one that I had completely missed. I've now read it all the way through and got a great deal of help from it!Thanks again,John