I have written posts in the past asking questions such as — where do you write and when do you write? I thought it was time to ask another such writing question.
With what do you write? What is your favorite instrument? Is it a computer, a pen, or even a phone?
When I create a first draft, I use a pen and legal pad, because I find it allows my mind and imagination to engage in ways that does not happen at the keyboard. I am not saying this is the best way, only that it is my way. I realize that I may be old-fashioned, indeed, a dinosaur with this approach.
When I revise, however, I use the computer. Revision is a different writing task from drafting, and I need to then take my legal pads and transfer that information in draft 2 to a Word doc.
View original post 10 more words