Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:57 pm Post
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:31 am Post
Jaysen wrote:I'm going to "throw down" a challenge to the non-handwriting types (I'm one of you BTW)... This is not a competition but a cognitive evaluation.
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:13 am Post
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:09 pm Post
auxbuss wrote:For me, the main benefit of handwriting is focussing on getting the story down and not being tempted to edit too soon or endlessly or getting fixated – "premature optimisation" as geeks call it.
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:14 am Post
JimRac wrote:auxbuss wrote:That said, I still edit later drafts by printing out the complete story and marking it up by hand. But for me that is more about *reading* it in a different medium--something about seeing the story on paper in double-spaced Courier makes it seem more real--then it is about the feel/mechanics of using a pencil to strike through and replace words and sentences.
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:57 pm Post
I waver on this point. I'm more likely to do this for short stories, but not for longer pieces. I got out of this habit due to my day job and doing technical/IT writing -- I often don't have the luxury of waiting for a printout, managing the papers, etc. to review/edit the pieces I need to. I am now less likely to print for revision now because of that.
Maybe electronic revision is a learned skill?
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:43 am Post
Ahab wrote:I started out many years ago making notes on index cards and/or a small notebook (after much experimentation, I settled on the cheapish Moleskine Caheers, as being the most durable for the money).
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:25 am Post
ozufx12 wrote:I use the paper when an idea comes to my mind to not lose it, since I do not always have the computer
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:28 am Post
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:42 pm Post
auxbuss wrote:I recently returned to writing by hand for first draft, and new/replacement scenes while editing; mostly as an experiment. I've found it liberating and fun. I also found I write more words and more descriptively. I think I stay "in the zone" more readily.
For me, the main benefit of handwriting is focussing on getting the story down and not being tempted to edit too soon or endlessly or getting fixated – "premature optimisation" as geeks call it.
At a personal level, I really love to write by hand. The sensation. Ink on the page. I truly wish I could get the same from an iPad.
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