I found this post on writing by longhand very interesting because I create my first drafts by writing longhand on legal tablets. I was wondering: do any of you do this?
Yesterday, unable to face the monster word document of my second draft lurking away in my hard drive, I pulled out a notepad and started scribbling. An hour later, I found I’d rewritten an entire chapter of my book from scratch. It had been so long since I’d written anything more than post-its and quick notes that I had entirely forgotten the benefits of writing longhand.
It’s interesting to think that every author until recent times has written out their work by hand. The computer screen has only existed for a relatively short amount of time. In fact, many writers still make the decision to write longhand in favour of using a computer. Quentin Tarantino said as much in an interview with Reuters a few years ago.
‘My ritual is, I never use a typewriter or computer. I just write it all by hand. It’s a ceremony. I go to…
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