Is It True Keyboards Can Hate People?
Is It True Keyboards Can Hate People?
When you think about writing how do you think about doing it? There are limitless ways for writers to write, they can write things down by typing them, write them out by hand voice them with a recorder and then transcribe them. To me, that is a limitless way of writing. Do you write things out by hand and then type them or do you just type them out on your laptop or desktop computer? Some people find more inspiration for writing when they write things out by hand, but everyone is different.
Take me, for example, I think that is because I was told to type everything out because it was easier, faster and neater for people to read. So I have grown accustomed to typing things rather than writing them out, but that is beside the point. Every writer knows that ideas for writing can come from anywhere. Whether it be watching a specific show, being outside, being on vacation or even reading a book. The idea for this post came from a book that I am reading right now, it is called At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks. I am not that far into the book but, I am enjoying it. the main character is a journalist who leaves new York where his paper is stationed to go to a place called Bone Creek with his wife to be, he is still working for the paper that he worked for in new York but he can’t think of a story to write. Oh sure he has ideas but writing things down about these ideas isn’t coming to him. He realizes this in the library where his fiancé works, where there is the only high-speed internet hook up.
As he is sitting at one of the computers willing the words to come so that he can write a story he has a thought and this thought is what made me think of writing this piece, his thought is “Is it true words can hate people? In a sense, I would say that is writer's block, wouldn’t you? Think about it, though, is it really writer's block or is something different entirely? I guess it depends on who you talk to, because writer's block you just can’t come up with anything isn’t that right, and he has ideas but writing on those ideas isn’t coming to him. It is not writer's block so let us just call it organizational block for writers, if that even makes sense. That is when you write things on a piece of paper or type things but they don’t make sense in sentence form. Which is what this writer in the book is dealing with. He says the keyboard hates him because everything he writes just doesn’t come out right.
For some people that can be true, I just never thought of it like that. I know that it has happened to me before, and I hated it. When the words don’t form when you hover your hands over the keys. Or when you try to get the words out of your head and onto paper but they just don’t sound right. That could be a sense of a keyboard hating people. If you think about it like that it will make you laugh. It made me laugh, and I realized that when I couldn’t come up with ideas for posts, it wasn’t because I wasn’t thinking hard enough it was because I was thinking too hard and the keyboard hated me. When the keyboard hates you it’s like it is willing and forcing you to take a break from writing for a while. It is like the keyboard can sense that your writing won’t be as good as it usually is. If you think about it that way.
Everyone knows keyboards don’t have feelings, but because it has a hard drive it can sense the good and the bad of what you put on it. If you think about it like that, you don’t feel so bad when you don’t have anything to write about, or at least that is the way that I look at it. Reading at First sight even though I haven’t finished yet is like a reality check for me. I never thought anyone would ever have the same issues when writing as I do and I know that it is just a book but it is nice to see it in writing, in a sense now I know that I am not alone.
Keyboards don’t have feelings so don’t think that they can actually hate you but if the words aren't coming to you its another way of saying just that. If you believe that computers can hate people I am sure that they can, but I think that expression is just a nicer way of saying I have a case of writer's block or at least that is what it seems like in the book. I think I might start using the expression though it sounds a lot nicer than saying I have a case of writer's block don’t you agree?
Computers can be deterring for writers, and if that is the case, then pull out the old fashioned paper and pen. If you write the story, or blog post out by hand it might come out better, then if you just type it out first. That is what I do when I have trouble typing things out on the first try and it seems to work. Even doing something other than writing, like taking a walk or reading a book might help do something to clear your head. Sometimes that helps when organizing your thoughts.
Writing or typing rather can be limitless when the words are flowing but when they are not, it is like keyboards hate people.This is because when the words aren't flowing from your mind to the computer's keys the keys are looking at you and trying to tell you not to write even though you want to, it can give you that feeling where it feels as though the keyboard hates you, even though keyboards don't have feelings.
Keyboards are grand
Keyboards and computers are great because they are fast and easy to use when you are trying to research or type things out for school or work. However, they can be daunting as well, what I mean by this is sometimes the words you want to write come and your fingers fly across the keys and other times your fingers are poised over the keys of the keyboard and you are willing yourself to write. The words are just not there sometimes and you can get angry at the keyboard for it even though it has nothing to do with it.