Today I want to talk about the correct way to write - is it typing or hand written? Calm down, calm down I just wanted to see if you were paying attention while you were reading.
Note: My favorite is a typewriter - I LOVE the sound of the keys tapping away or drilling away depending on the story or writing. Personally - I don't think there is a right or wrong way to write. I beleive the correct way to write is the way you are most comfortable - to start anyway.
I still find satisfaction and excitement when I draft a new piece using a pencil and paper yet if I have an idea consuming me and can't seem to write fast enough - I open a Word document and type swiftly with no worries of spelling and grammar.
As it pertains to my book writing - it varys on my mood or the current chapter's topic if I will revise it by hand first, then type or if I sit and type it out. Sometimes I find it easier and quicker to copy, paste, cut, delete and add working on the computer while others require more thought and I like to hash it out with my paper, pencil and eraser to "feel" the words as they are written.
I have a friend who creates wonderful poetry with pencil and paper - no lines needed, nothing fancy about the paper or pencil yet the words that flow and are illumnated on the page always touch my heart when I read them. My point...it doesn't matter how you get the words out, just do it!
If and when you decide to seek publication though - plan on learning how to use the computer. I havne't found a publisher yet accepting book proposals or manuscripts written by hand on looseleaf. LOL
Today's Writing Challenge:
FIRST: Write for five minutes using pencil or pen and a piece of paper. Start with: "As the winter winds blow the newly fallen snow..."
THEN: Write for five minutes using your computer (or typewriter if you still have one) Start with: "I walked out my front door early one winter morning..."
Which was easier? Why do you think one was easier than the other? Which do you prefer? Was it the topic or the method in which you did the writing? Hmm...
I hope you will share on the blog some of your thoughts or "aha" moments! With over eighty of you reading - I know there has to be some writing going on. Please share...Thanks to those who have emailed me or shared with me when you saw me. You encourage me!
Thougth to Ponder:
My heart overflows with a good theme...my tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Psalm 45:1 NASB
What story are you telling with your tongue?