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How do you prefer to write?

With a pen and paper!
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12%
Mistakes happen...better use a pencil!
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5%
A computer, Mr. '90s. Get with it.
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50%
However I can sketch my characters...
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4%
It really depends on what's handy!
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29%
 
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Lumi says...



Like it says on the tin, how do you prefer to write? Let's talk about that.
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Kazumi says...



Pen and paper is the go-to for me whenever I begin a work. Pencils have this friction to them that makes it tiring to write with over extended periods of time, and I only use computers during revisions of drafts.

I type so fast that I don't give myself time to think about what words are best written next. Then at the end of the expenditure of that burst of ideas, I suddenly stop for a really long while to rack my brains again for what words I should write again.

Writing by hand forces me to take it slow to think along the way, so the thoughts tend to come in more consistently, like a stream. It feels more productive and way less frustrating than getting stopped by a mental block every two minutes.

Plus, it's low-key and it's available everywhere. That gives me the ability to secretly sideline with my essays during classes lol
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CocoaCat says...



I write rough drafts first with pen and paper, then type the final draft
  





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LordWolf says...



Well first off, I get out my handy summoning kit, because there's no way I'm going to get any work done without the devil.
Then I make sure I have enough Coca-Cola and cornbread, because you (@Lumi) being from the south, must understand why these are essentials to writing.
After that I spend about 48 straight hours on the computer writing three chapters, call it a good days' work, and go back to my normal life.
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PrincessInk says...



Well, I definitely prefer to write on the computer because I can easily insert sentences or delete them or move words around. But if I'm away from it, I don't mind writing by hand--after all, it's the way I wrote when I started out.
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Kaylaa says...



My laptop for sure. My handwriting is slow and nearly illegible and I'm much faster typing--at times my typing speed exceeds how fast I process words which I like because that means I can go at the pace I'm most comfortable with.

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Lumi says...



Personally, I prefer to mix and match! My drafts and all will be written up on my computer, but all of my notes for anything (other than permanotes for storybooks that everyone needs) go hand-written and illegible to anyone but me, like the great ciphers of elder black magic.

There's just something nice about pen and paper that takes me back to writing poetry and drawing character sketches in my school notes. But I will confess, I have that Dude Handwriting that's all-italicized, all-small caps, and really quickly handled.
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Holysocks says...



I write on my laptop for the most part these days! I used to write with pen/pencil(s) in notebooks but was beginning to find it a pain to type it all up once I was done (felt like a waste of time) so I switched to simply typing everything at the beginning. Though sometimes I also write on my phone because sometimes it's easier in that it feels less daunting to me, and also I can do it just about anywhere and still just have to email it to myself.
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Mea says...



I pretty much exclusively write on my laptop. When I go for a walk (which does wonders for my inspiration) I'll bring a small notebook and a pen to write down ideas, but other than that, I'm a typer through and through.
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Elinor says...



If I have a choice, it'll always be a computer, but if I don't have access to one, I'll sometimes write in a notebook but then I always transfer it over as soon as I get the chance. The one thing I can never write on is my phone.

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rosette says...



I used to write with pencil (you can't erase with a pen) and paper, but then I got a laptop, and my life completely changed.

However. If I don't have my laptop around and a sudden desire to write consumes me... I bring out my phone and type away on my Memo app. :P
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Steggy says...



I usually just write with whatever is presented before me. It can be pencil, pen, I did attempt to write in clay once for a class, post-it note, and on a laptop.
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lemonboi says...



I said whatever's handy, because an idea will just slap me in the face and i don't have my laptop, so i'll write it, or i don't have my notebook so i'll draw or doodle it, or i don't have my sketch book so i'll fantasize it... well, you get it. :smt003
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BlueAfrica says...



I mean, I mostly write on my laptop, but I really do prefer to write on paper, with a pen. I love the feeling of a journal and a pen in my hand, plus there's something about a blank piece of paper that hits me in a way a blank computer screen doesn't.

Plus there's the fact that a journal gives me more of a sense of accomplishment even if I cross a bunch out. Like on the computer when I delete stuff I'm actually deleting it, so at the end of a writing session I might have a paragraph even if I wrote thousands of words. Whereas with a journal, if I delete a bunch I'm scratching it out, so there's evidence of all the work I did when I'm done.
  





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Arcticus says...



Mostly on my phone. Sometimes on my computer. If these ain't around, then paper. I've written on napkins, post-its, my palm. If nothing's around I just write in my head.
  








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