Monday, January 31, 2011

What Do You Write With?

I realize that when inspiration strikes us we all have various ways of putting it down to paper. Some prefer pens other pencils. Some like computers, and I’m guessing someone out there still uses a typewriter.

The real question is, what do you use? And why? Does the medium with which you write influence or affect your style? If you write in MS Word or Google Docs, does it alter your content at all?

I know that I prefer a basic word processor, and I love to work on the computer. When it comes to editing I really wonder how I would create multiple drafts on pieces of paper if I wrote it all in cursive. I’d probably need scissor and glue to cut and paste. So what is your method of choice when writing?


  1. I love writing with pen and paper, the tactile sensation of a pen scratching over a sheet of paper is innately pleasing to me for some reason.

  2. Very cool, but I'm curious, are you writing poetry length or novel length when you typically write?

  3. Good point, I'm more a poetry and journal person so I'm not writing large volumes. If I wrote anything novel-length I would have to use a computer.