What Writing Tools Do You Use?
Second in the series of a Writers Blog Hop held by Ruth Snyder.
Our first blog hop can be found at Ruth Snyder. Here we were asked our writing goals for 2014.
Our second blog hop can be found here.
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I am very old fashioned when it comes to my writing. I sit in an easy chair, under a good light. I have a snack, hot tea and a glass of water beside me.
Then I open my Bible, a devotional or a good Christian book. After reading each book something usually triggers a response and I write it down by hand in my paper journal. Many times these thought turn into posts on the spot. Sometimes I go back to my journal and write from the prompts I have jotted down.
I haven’t joined the Scrivener (a writers’ program for the computer) fan club, or other writing programs. I tried Evernote and just didn’t see the point. I just can’t connect as well to my thoughts without a pen in my hand. But that is not to say that they won’t work for you, so I have given the links.
Even as I write this blog post I am writing in my notebook first.
There have been exceptions. When I wrote for 5 minute Fridays, I would type directly into my blog post.
So my tools to write: PEN and PAPER
Once I have my thoughts down on paper, I either transfer to my blog, editing as I type, or write in Word, once again editing as I go.
Recently I have decided to switch from Word to Pages (on my MAC) because it allows me to save directly into an epub format. Therefore creating an ebook will be easier. That will save a tremendous amount of time.
I can’t wait to read what other writers will be saying in their blog post.
Click on the Blog Hop to see how other writers answer this question.