Riven with nostalgia for the old way of writing your book?  A computer wizard by the name of John Watson has a solution for you. He has established a free internet typewriter site that will turn your web browser into a distraction-free black screen for writing your manuscript, complete with electric or manual typewriter sounds.

Typing in pale green on a black screen isn't a prospect that appeals to me, but others might find it helpful. The big plus is that your work is automatically saved, so power outages or computer glitches don't wipe out hours of creativity. 

If you enjoy that kind of fiddling, you can adjust the sounds until they are the way your want them. Simply visit the preferences section to change the look, feel and sound of your online typewriter.

Have fun.