Are you feel more creative when you're writing if you use a pen and paper instead of the computer?
Yes. For fiction writing especially, I feel much more creative and more free when writing with pen and paper. It's probably the way I was trained. When I was a H.S. student, computer time on the old Apple IIe's was precious and you had to have everything written out already before you could input anything into the computer.
Yes. I always have to have notebooks. Scribbling ideas, more descriptive and intricate details. It just feels more lifelike and entertaining that way. The computer is a cold machine with little motivation to offer. So I only use the computer for hubpages, not my stories.
I use both. As I write, I always have a notepad and pen sitting next to me. As my writing sparks new ideas, I jot them down on paper.
I'll be the spokesperson for the new generation - I feel way more creative, writing on the keyboard (of a computer) because the medium allows for a much smoother flow and I can change as much or as little on a page as I want. Plus, I never learned to type properly, but I found my own way and I absolutely love typing away at a computer keyboard. It seems so antithetical to the creative process. I wrote my first book (badly written, self published) on an old laptop.
I have pondered what it would mean for my desire to write if all computers stopped working suddenly, and I know I would really hate it. But I would find a way to write I'm sure.
But, I always have a notepad and pen handy for ideas, doodling, exploring story structure and so on. So I'm definitely not completely weaned from the pen.
One thing I will NEVER do is use one of those speech to text programs like Dragon, those are from the Devil!
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