Pen and paper or laptop? Does it matter?
A recent article suggests that writing longhand is better for creative writing.
Really? Is it not more a matter of personal choice and what works best for the
I always used to write in notebooks first then I got my beloved Mac.
It's made my life so much easier and it's also much faster. That said I still have notebooks all over the place which I use constantly.
I guess I make notes which I can then use when I'm writing my first drafts
but also as and when an idea pops up.
I will confess to being a bit of a fetishist when it comes to notebooks, I just love them.
Recently I have talked to and interviewed many fellow authors about this. It's really
quite interesting to see how it differs form one writer to the next. We all our
little quirks and personal preferences.
One thing though every writer I know has notebooks of course, that's almost a guarantee.
So what about you, pen & paper or toys? as one commentator put it.
- The Notebook that started it all 🙂 (shahanascorner.wordpress.com)
- 8 Ways Longhand Writing Frees Your Muse (nwchristianwriters.wordpress.com)
- Resources for writers in Boston (boston.com)
- Old Fashioned Writing With Pen and Paper (broughttomysenses.wordpress.com)
- Why creative writing is better with a pen (guardian.co.uk)
- Four Keys to Quality Creative Writing (cutewriting.blogspot.com)
- Why Do I Write? (wendykomancheckswriting.wordpress.com)
- Game, Set and Match with Sue Moorcroft (elleamberley.co.uk)
- The Pen Is Mightier Than The Keyboard (bloggoschloggo.wordpress.com)