|Do you write on a computer? Do you print frequently? Do you correct on paper? What is your process?
I use to write it all out long hand and than put it onto my computer. But now I do a straight shot into the computer. No printing because I have no printer. But I do go over it after I'm all done a few times.
I do all my writing and polishing on the computer, but often write my outlines and notes on paper.
I write on the computer. I enlarge the font when correcting text on the computer but the final check is on the print-out.
I usually write everything before I type it in. I write on Japanese notebooks. They are very smooth paper that allow me to write quickly. I am a bit of a pen snob. My favorite is a disposable fountain pen from Japan. Once I have a large chunk, or if I can't think of anything else (stuck or get writer's block) I begin typing it in. I will add and fluff and delete bits as I put it in. Once it's all typed in, I print and correct. I do this about 3 times before I pass it to my first readers. Then I correct and reprint for a last read by my top first reader. I correct and read one last time before submitting. It's good to leave if for a few weeks before you read it the last time. You always catch more mistakes that way. Also, read it aloud to catch more mistakes or strange sounding sentences.
Is there any other way? The word processor allows flexibility beyond the dreams of those of earlier generations. And an on line thesaurus is also a huge help.
Everything is recorded straight onto my trusty laptop (or laptops because I've worn out a couple of them). I don't print much at all and just love the fact that computer corrections are easy to make, with cut-and-paste being the writing saviour.
If there's any process to it, it's to write from the heart with simple editing as I go along, then go back for re-reads as many times as I feel necessary to edit, check story flow, fact check and finally ask my instinct to whether the article/book feels finished or not.
On a computer I write. I don't print frequently. First draft gets printed for a read through then corrected on computer and printed again final draft.
Being old enough to have begun writing before the advent of word processors or personal computers, I have done both. Now I tend to write on the computer, print off each chapter and correct that, printing off again after each stage as the word on-screen reads differently on paper - if it's correct on paper however, it will read well on screen also.
Yes I write on a computer these days, I'd be lost without it. However, when I was much younger and before computers it was with a pen and paper then a typewriter. Many of the stories I wrote when I was younger, and before I had a publisher are hand written or typed manuscripts which I am transcribing to the computer for future publication. I only print manuscripts for one of my editors for correction by hand, my other editor corrects on the computor in Word. I do my corrections on the computer, I go over the manuscript with great care many times before it goes to the editors. I use a high powered editing program which not only corrects punctuation and spelling it also helps with word use and grammar, and punctuation. Checks for passive voice and and passive sentences. I have had it a year now and I think it has helped my technical side of writing.
I write on a Mac Book using Microsoft Word. I print only when I've got the whole piece together (even a whole novel) and then disappear to another corner or the terrace or Starbucks to start reading and correcting with a pen. I will edit on the computer when I've finished a scene or a chapter, but this is never the final edit. One of my favorite things is to see a printed manuscript with my handwritten notes all over it. That gives me a sense of tremendous accomplishment.
I mainly use a computer for writing but have handwritten notes made as ideas come to me. I try not to print at all and rarely, if ever, correct on paper.
yes i write on a computer.
i much prefer to read from paper.
there is no specific process.
Yes, I do write on a laptop, although I keep handwritten journals that I can take with me and deeply enjoy writing with pen and paper. If I'm working on something like a story or novel, the computer is wonderful. I print it out when I'm ready to re-arrange sections or chapters, in which case, I lay them all out on the floor and move them around.
I write on a computer and also in a notebook, sometimes it's easier to work the kinks out of a scene with pen and paper.
I print when I have a full first draft and correct on paper.
I write on a computer as well as a pad of paper. Approximately every 60 pages of my first draft, I print my work out and read it over. If I need to, I will fill in details or change what I need to.
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