Saturday, August 8, 2015

What to write with

by Cassie Shiels

What do you love to write with? A pen and a piece of lined paper? A sparkle pencil and a special notebook? A key board? A marker?

Do you feel like you write better with one writing instrument then another?

I know I do. I feel like I write differently with the different writing instruments and so I use them to that advantage. I personally love a pen and any kind of paper when writing a scene for the first time or writing down that idea I just had in the shower. (I know that happens to lots of us) But after that I have got to get it into the computer. I haven't written a whole book with pen and paper, but bits and pieces are always done that way for me.

Then after my story is in the computer the fun with a pen really begins. A nice red or purple pen. And highlighters, and extra scratch paper. All come out with my freshly printed draft. (Insert evil cackling) I very much love to see my first draft covered in red. I admit it.

I am not much of a pencil user, but I know people who love pencils the best.

If you haven't thought about it before, maybe take a second. What do you like to write with, at what part of your writing process? Do you have a preference, or does it not matter as long as whatever you have writes?

The good news is its all good. Just something fun to think about.

3 comments:

  1. Most of my writing begins with a pen an paper. I experience a great deal of delight when I use a pen until it runs out of ink. Fun post! thanks!

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  2. I much prefer using Prezi. I like the option of riding out every storyline then easily deleting. It keeps me focused on my characters. And I find it easier to use digital options to key on what I need to work out. Am I geeking enough? LOL

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    1. Terri, I love your geekiness. I would love to learn from you.

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