What's your favorite medium to write: computer, paper and pen, your arm...?

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  1. jj200 profile image77
    jj200posted 8 years ago

    What's your favorite medium to write: computer, paper and pen, your arm...?

    Some people like old fashioned pen and pad of paper, or little note pad. Others do Word docs or some other computer document application. Still others write directly onto the web. What are your preferred methods of getting those juicy mind bits into visible form?

  2. pisean282311 profile image61
    pisean282311posted 8 years ago

    for blogs , hubs i used notepad to prepare writeup ..then i used tools to check spelling and such things but the most pleasure i get is through traditional means like pen and paper.

  3. manthy profile image74
    manthyposted 8 years ago

    I use frontpage but notepad works fine, I think really it depends on how much detail you want on your hub, to me simple is better but that is a personal choice

  4. jj200 profile image77
    jj200posted 8 years ago

    Interesting, I thought I was the only one on the planet who uses notepad (or TextEdit on Mac). I absolutely love it. Word and Appleworks are just too busy and intrusive. I love the simplicity of notepad. Click "Open" and just go. No page breaks, word counts, grammar check, margin lines...

    I love writing on paper, either a legal pad or pocket-sized note pad, and it's where I get my best songs/poetry. I can't write any of that on the computer. Prose, I have to do with a keyboard.... in notepad.

  5. lilian_sg profile image74
    lilian_sgposted 8 years ago

    Usually I type directly into Hubpages and edit till it's alright. If I get an idea when I'm away from the computer, I just grab a pen and paper.

  6. Wayne Tilden profile image59
    Wayne Tildenposted 8 years ago

    What I write here usually just "pours out of my head" so to speak. That is, no real preparation. Not good, and sometimes it shows.
    For anything major - play, story, poetry - I usually start with a yellow legal pad and a ballpoint pen. It's necessary that you use a YELLOW legal pad because the color is comforting for your eyes ... they say.
    I have never sat at a computer, word processor, or any of those high-tech things you mentioned. I like the feel of a pen or pencil and real paper.
    But that's just me!

  7. PAPA-BEAR profile image59
    PAPA-BEARposted 8 years ago

    For me it has become computer, reason it flows as I think. I have sort of trained my brain to talk with my fingers = I think, fingers translate, computer accepts data. However, I have notepads all over the place, not always on a computer.

  8. Kaniel Loughran profile image57
    Kaniel Loughranposted 7 years ago

    Hands down my favorite writing tool is an old fashioned mechanical typewriter. You write with purpose, you are forced to edit while you write (because who really loves white out), and you are left with a tool that will allow you to practically feel the words hit the paper. Computers are so impersonal, distracting, littered with ads, videos and Internet distractions, and pens hurt your wrist after long bouts of writing. On top of that, being forced to transcribe from typed paper to the computer when needed forces you to make an extra pass at editing while you transcribe.

 
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