When you write a story or poetry or otherwise become creative with words, do you write by hand using pen and paper, or do you write on the computer?
This is why I prefer pen and paper-
-I find writing on the computer takes up too much of my left brain (the ‘uncreative’ side), and what I’m writing, the writing process itself becomes alot less free flowing, it loses its natural flow towards ‘something’, it becomes stunted, it loses my voice.
-I’m too busy ‘thinking’ about which key/letter to hit next, for my mind to be free to create
-I like feeling the pen in my hand, having the control, to form the words which appear in my writers mind
-I love the flow of words across the page
-there’s something about actually, physically drawing the letters, creating the words on the paper- like an artist and his paint brush, the putting ink on the paper by your own hand which is very powerful
-my hand (with pen) works WITH my mind- thoughts flow and my hand follows, almost tripping over the words as they tumble out, they work well together, a natural right-brain partnership.
So I scribble away on my notepad and pen, in the middle of the night, early in the morning, in the middle of grocery shopping….
When all creating work is complete, only then do I type it up and do the left-brain job of editing.
How do you work? Pen/paper or computer?
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