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Does anyone use pen and paper to write their stories or hubs?

  1. Ranzi profile image82
    Ranziposted 6 years ago

    Does anyone use pen and paper to write their stories or hubs?

    Does anyone use pen and paper to write their stories or hubs, before typing it straight to the computer?

  2. JayFS profile image67
    JayFSposted 6 years ago

    For articles, no. But for writing stories I always jot things down on pen and paper. I feel like the actual motion of writing and the swerving of the pen helps bring out my creativity.

  3. Paul Kuehn profile image95
    Paul Kuehnposted 6 years ago

    Yes, I will often write the first few paragraphs using pen and paper before I get on the computer.

  4. marshacanada profile image77
    marshacanadaposted 6 years ago

    I use a pencil and note book for my first drafts.

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    camilyposted 6 years ago

    As a writer, these two tools are vital and used all the time especially when you are not near a computer.

  6. mcrawford76 profile image85
    mcrawford76posted 6 years ago

    I do not use paper for writing out drafts, but I do keep a pad and pen handy for jotting down ideas.

  7. Kimme Owens profile image59
    Kimme Owensposted 6 years ago

    Although I don't use them for the actual writing, I do keep paper and pens handy for writing down ideas. A notebook sits next to my computer that I use often for planning, brainstorming, etc. Without a pen and paper, I couldn't keep my writing organized.

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    hasbenposted 6 years ago

    I some times do. But drawing google ads is the hardest part. wink

  9. dorothy0328 profile image76
    dorothy0328posted 6 years ago

    As a matter of a fact I do I am starting to focus on recipes a lot and I write them down as I am cooking. If it turns out to meet my expectations then I will type them up here on hubpages.

  10. CJ Andrews profile image90
    CJ Andrewsposted 6 years ago

    I have finally transitioned to a computer.  But if we go off the grid for awhile I don't take my computer so I rely on paper and pen again.  I also write all of my ideas down in a pocket notepad.

  11. psf profile image77
    psfposted 6 years ago

    I use MS word to draft my hubs. Even though earlier at some point I thought of using pen and paper but never done.

  12. pongogirl2 profile image77
    pongogirl2posted 6 years ago

    I use pen and paper to write my hubs:) I believe that for me it is easier that way because that way I can gather my own ideas and facts fast and easier.

  13. Meg Ingram profile image60
    Meg Ingramposted 6 years ago

    usually i start off using pen/pencil and note book, and then it leads off to have written and the rest written on my computer. To me its easier to use computer once i get started on a story or topic .

  14. StephanieBCrosby profile image84
    StephanieBCrosbyposted 6 years ago

    I always do. I approach writing hubs like any other written task I have. I brainstorm and/or outline on paper first. I do any needed research, like consulting my bird guides and hand write the facts I will incorporate. Then I start typing.

    I have found that I discard a lot of information and ideas along the way. So having a truly hard copy is great for going back to reference after I have deleted items I have typed for a particular work. I also keep a folder on my computer labeled "Unused Pieces." Anything I delete that I originally like goes in here.

  15. edhan profile image60
    edhanposted 6 years ago

    I still do the traditional method of scribbling on paper before I type on the computer as most of the time inspiration comes at odd moments. So, I will simply grab my pen and paper to scribble and then I will take my time to input them on computer.

    It is still the best way to have it on paper even though technology is so advanced that we should not be doing so.

  16. jacqui2011 profile image84
    jacqui2011posted 6 years ago

    I use pen and paper to draft my hubs and jot down all the points and facts that I want to cover in a hub. When I've got all this down on paper then I type up my hub. If I go out I always carry my pen and notebook with me for ideas when I am on the go.

  17. anildutt profile image59
    anilduttposted 6 years ago


    because we live in an innovative world and everything is happening online..
    but sometimes i use my notepad and pen..


  18. LABrashear profile image60
    LABrashearposted 6 years ago

    I do sometimes.  I have a journal I carry around for ideas.  If the idea is really strong, I will write the story and then type it.

  19. sassyabby1 profile image76
    sassyabby1posted 6 years ago

    I use pen and paper to make note of good topic. When it comes to writing, I think it saves time -- write it once in a text file, then copy and paste.

    Even so, some writers do better with pen/pencil and paper. From what I've heard, it involves a certain connection they feel using this writing method.