Friday, 29 November 2013

How Do You Write?

I've been thinking recently about the best way to write.  I don't mean the nuts and bolts of writing, more about the phsycial way to get the words down.
I do find it easy to write straight to screen, in fact I used to do it a lot when I was at work and I was trying to sneak up my word count during quiet times (ssh!  don't tell anyone!).  Also when I was doing NaNo, I don't think I could have completed the word count if I hadn't written straight to screen.
But these days, although I do most of my editing on the lap top, I'm finding it difficult to write like that. Writing longhand seems to be the only way to get the words down. And although it does take longer, and then I have to type it up afterwards, I do enjoy the process of seeing the words fill up the paper.   It also feeds my notebook obsession.
I don't suppose it matters how you write as long as you do, but how do you get the story out?


  1. I have never written longhand... it's straight to screen, every time.

  2. Hi Wendy. I admire the fact that you can do that. I think that my problem at the moment is that I spend alot of time staring at a screen for work, so writing longhand feels like a bit more fun. Horses for courses I suppose.

  3. I think I'm probably similar to you in that typing on a screen feels like work. I can type faster but my brain doesn't work in the same way as it does with a pen and paper. I also know that I check e-mails, blogs, rightmove, and anything else that I can think of with an internet connection.