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Pencil or Keyboard?

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Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:43 am
SirTobes says...

Which one do you prefer to write with?
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Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:47 pm
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youngwolf1105 says...

actually I do both. I write it on paper first then type it.
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Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:55 pm
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elms says...

Writing longhand is great in theory, but I've realized just how little I'm able to write before the crampy hands kick in. :( I also appreciate the way keyboards let you get things down on the page faster without having to dwell for too long. Plus, it's much easier to reword or revise in a word processor.
So yes, I definitely prefer computers and keyboards!
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Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:14 am
alwaysawriter says...

It depends. Most things I type on my computer or iPod but, if I get bored or have no other choice, I use either my typewriter or write by hand. I have tendinitis so writing longhand is the last thing I want to do; anything repetitive will set it off. But, yeah: usually iPod or computer.
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Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:46 pm
Emerson says...

I have grown to have a deep fetish for hand writing. It's so romantic and mentally stimulating. It's actually been studied that students who write their notes remember them better than those who type. It's a natural thing to do.

I write all my ideas, outlines, thoughts down. I type the story itself. I think more free in handwriting, but I edit better in a word doc.
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Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:04 pm
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Lavvie says...

I handwrite everything. I think I really got into it more when I got a beautiful pen as a gift. I have an excuse to actually write with it.

After, though, I type it and edit as I go through.

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Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:07 pm
Napier says...

Handwriting feels nicer, but the computer is more organised.
So, I'm getting into the habit of writing then typing.
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Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:51 am
Nargles says...

I like to get some ideas down on a notepad but generally I use a keyboard as it is so much quicker and I don't get hands cramps!
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Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:04 am
SirTobes says...

Poor old pencil and paper.
9 vs 5.
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Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:14 am
Milomex says...

I really do like the idea of the 'old' (never really gets old, does it? ;) ) pen(cil) and paper, but I've become so skilled at typing that writing everything down makes me a little impatient. I still do it from time to time, though, just to get away from the screen for once.

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Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:46 am
GeeLyria says...


I like to write poetry with pencil, and my stories on the keyboard. :)
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Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:39 am
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Caerulean says...

Typing definitely. One: My penmanship's not really good. Two: It's hard to add things in between of what you are writing. (It's easy to edit on a computer) Three: I tend to erase so much. Four: I feel like I've already written long enough but when I type it on Word, it's not the whole page! Five: I write slow. >.<

I love the idea of 'writing' literary works though. Looks so classic and 'professional', if you know what I mean. xD
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Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:19 pm
ArahAkachi1 says...

The reason I voted for Pencil/Paper is simply the same reason I voted for books instead of a nook. There can be some idiot wanting to destroy the world, so he/she puts out a bug that wipes the whole world of technology. That would get rid of all the work. If you had a backup copy on paper, like I do, You will still be safe. :smt002

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Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:40 pm
writerwithacause says...

Keyboard (laptop) because that way I can store my writing somewhere I know it's not easy to find. I just don't trust papers anymore. They can get lost too easily. And people might find them and read them... I'm really secretive when it comes to my writing.
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Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:22 pm
Tenyo says...

Definately keyboard.

I always try to write faster than I can think, so when I read back what I've written in ink it always looks like a two year old has scribbled across the page.

Although! I do like taking my notepad to the park, or writing in the bath, and I can't do that on a keyboard. That's when I do most of my thinking writing rather than my 'get this onto a page' writing.
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