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Are you feel more creative when you're writing if you use a pen and paper instea

  1. TrahnTheMan profile image60
    TrahnTheManposted 5 years ago

    Are you feel more creative when you're writing if you use a pen and paper instead of the computer?

  2. Eric Calderwood profile image83
    Eric Calderwoodposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. TrahnTheMan profile image60
      TrahnTheManposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I can relate Eric. I even have a nib pen with ink for when I'm feeling especially creative. That's a blast from the past: the Apple IIe was my first machine too! Not quite the same experience as a MacBook Pro...

  3. lburmaster profile image84
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. TrahnTheMan profile image60
      TrahnTheManposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Nice insight Iburmaster. But don't tell your computer you think that!

    2. lburmaster profile image84
      lburmasterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      With all of the issues I have on my computer, it already knows. smile

  4. Marlin 55 profile image74
    Marlin 55posted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. TrahnTheMan profile image60
      TrahnTheManposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Me too Marlin. I feel less restricted with pen and paper but for longer discourse I go to the keyboard.

  5. Alexander Mark profile image82
    Alexander Markposted 5 years ago

    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!

    1. TrahnTheMan profile image60
      TrahnTheManposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Haha! Good for you Alexander Mark! HAL would be proud ;-)

 
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