Is it better for you to write w/a pen/pencil, laptop or sitting at your desk on your desktop?
I'm just wondering. Ever since I got my laptop I love writing alot more.
Give me the laptop any day of the week. I get nothing done if I use a pen or pencil.
Some days I prefer to write with pen and paper, other days on the computer. I'm fickle that way! I will say, though, it's a pain transcribing from paper to the computer.
I need a keyboard... my mind races and the only thing that really keeps up with it when im in that mode its my fingers on a keyboard... I type about 88 wpm speed!
I like to do my hubs straight into hubs on my laptop from wherever we are & especially near a nice water scene !
I have done all three, but I have a work station and that's generally where I write. That's not to say I can't write anywhere else, its just that my PC is the main area for writing. When I first started writing novels I wrote a few by hand and after that my hand used to ache because I'd write about 2,500 words a day. The laptop is so portable and accessable if your not at home but in the end I have to say my desk and PC is where I feel most comfortable. As a writer I think we should be able to write anywhere, and be as flexible as possible. The discipline is the most important thing; writing every day to hone our craft.
It is easier for me to work the first draft in pencil, or sometimes the outline. I tend to wander away from the subject too much if I just use the computer.
You have decorated your lappy very cutely.... I liked that... :-)
And about writing......I haven't written anything with pen/pencil. I'm writing since I joined hubpages. So, that's obvious that I need to write on computer if I want to publish online. Writing in computer is fine for me and I do that almost everyday and I never get bored of it. But still sometime I just feel to write sometime with pen or pencil, it feels like food cravings to me, it actually feels like writing with pen craving to me!! So sometimes I have strong desire to write with pen/pencil. But most of the time I write in computer and especially now, when I have developed the track of writing in computer.
Usually, my research is with pen and paper. However, when I begin to write my hub I use my laptop. I have several notebooks of research. I just need to put all my efforts to hubs.
Actually the pen and the laptop are equally important in my opinion.
Sometimes I feel okay/if not make an effort to write with a pen on paper because I don't want to get agitated when holidaying in my home country...sometime power-cuts happen randomly and uninformed for many hours....and people have no choice but to write or draw with the basic tools. I am sure I can't survive in my digital arts field in such a scenario...However when we can't reach a laptop sometimes, we have to use the pen for immediate registration of the ideas or to report or record incidents.
Anyway I have started writing more thanks to the laptop and the internet...I guess because using the laptop is less messy, provides for easy changes and requires less use of paper which is better.
It depends for every other person out there. I personally do not feel like writing (anything, even out side men hubs' zone) anything with pen/paper/pencil. So, it is far more comfortable and easy for me to just type anything I want to write.
On the other hand, obviously I cannot 'write' 100wpm on paper, as I can while typing
If I have to write on pen/paper, I would have rethought my decision to become a writer
I like working at a computer. I do my best work sitting at my computer and writing. I do tend to think of topics on which I wish to write and the general approach I want to take away from my computer. When I write I tend to take it in steps putting down in a file the key words or aspects I want to include in the final product. In this respect I do not forget some things I want to include.
After completing my initial article I also tend to go on something else either another article on which I am working or searching for other issues. When I come back I can see how I can say things better or revise the content where I may have left out some words. I can also see opportunities to increase my word efficiency by not repeating key words or phrases on an issue. Getting rid of this aspect increases the quality of what I write.
I always write with a pen and paper first, and then go to the laptop.
I usually start of with a pencil and paper...then i finish off on my laptop. It helps me clear things up.
I usually draft everything in pen (Pilot g2 pens, to be exact), while at my desk. For some reason it helps my ideas flow better (at least when writing fiction). I write nonfiction usually just straight to my laptop. After I draft my stories I will type them out and edit them on my laptop at my desk. I can't write anywhere else because I get distracted.
To specifically answer your question, I don't think that it's, necessarily, "better" to write in any specific way. Every person's different. When I'm writing any poetry, I ALWAYS hand write them. It just seems so much more - real, if you will. Now, when it comes to me working on a story of any kind I basically always write on my laptop because it's more convenient and can be a monumental time saver. Just imagine all the time it would take to type what you've already written!
I do like writing with a pencil or pen because it's something tangible I can hold in my finger. It is my tool, my weapon, my vent, my secrets keeper.
For me, its on the couch with my laptop. I can type much faster than I can write, so I can get my thoughts down quicker. It kind of helps me to keep my train of thought.
I prefer to write with a computer. If my laptop was a better one I would use it however at this time I am still using the tower. I like to write with pen and paper also but I get writers cramps as I write so fast my hands cramp up. I am also one of those people that press down hard on the paper which I believe is the reason for the cramps. I would write much more if I had a laptop that was not so slow and frustrating.
When I write for Hub Pages, I love using my laptop. But when I'm writing for school, research papers and such, I like to start by writing notes using paper and pencil. Then I organize my thoughts in paper. Finally, I type the final version of my papers on the laptop. So, creative writing, I enjoy using the laptop more. Research writing, I use paper and pencil to record my ideas and organize them.
I used to write with a pencil and paper; but now that I bought a laptop, I only use my ASUS for writing.
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