|Do you write on a computer? Do you print frequently? Do you correct on paper? What is your process?
On a computer
Before starting the screenplay itself I work on paper and index cards. I type the script on my laptop and at the end of every day I make a backup on two different exterial hard drives. During the writiing process I correct on my PC. After finishing a draft I print it out and correct it in green, purple and blue (I don't like red, it remindes me to much of my failed school tests). Blue is for story flaws green for character flaws and purple for problems with the dialogue.
I either write directly into computer or handwrite with paper and pen. I like the "old fashioned way" of writing. I have gone through 100's of writing pads. I then update files, print it out and edit it 50 times.
I do write on a computer although I sometimes scribble down initial ideas in a notebook and use them as the basis for my project.
I write on the computer, trying voice text at the moment. I keep a notebook on each book I write and frequently write detail that come to me and enter them later. I don't print, but would love to hear how other writers use printing in their process.
No writing on the computer. I need a real pen and a book with blank pages.
I never print and seldom reread.
I print out my final work and correct it on the hard copy.
I usually begin by writing my stories in pen and ink. Later, I will transcribe and edit them onto the computer. This is where the bulk of the editing takes place, though the best editing occurs from the printed page.
Writing poetry I need to have pen in hand for its organic to me. Writing a novel I have to do it on the computer. I do not print anything until I'm done with the rough draft.
I write more fluently on a computer than by hand. I edit after I've dumped the first draft on the screen, but towards the end I print out hard copy and edit that in pencil.
In the past. i wrote on paper - i have lots of books congaing stuff I've written. But now its more convenient for me to do it on my computer.
I write on the computer, edit on the computer and apply finishing touches on the computer. The computer is my life and when I'm not at my computer and need to write something down I use my iphone. I haven't always used the computer though, I did all my writing in A4 exercise books and if I needed to write something down then I'd use the trusty old notebook but I recognize times and technology are changing and I've actually found lots of software and applications that makes things so much easier. I'm even better organized.
Always on the computer - I alter and add things so many times, it would be impossible otherwise.
I do try to save my work on a memory stick - just in case...
I do all of my work on computer. It's been ages since I printed anything, because my handwriting is atrocious. Word processing documents allow me to find my spelling mistakes, which is handy, and allow me to edit my work easier, which is vital.
Nowadays I write at the computer. I am sixty-six years old and only recently in the past few years have taken to doing so. I wrote with pen/pencil on yellow tablets for all writings during my scientific career (1975 - 2004) as a Professor of Microbiology at LSUHSC-S and for the first few years of writing poetry. Using the computer actually is better for me now.
I print after each poem when writing poetry and after every several chapters when writing a prose book. I still want that hard copy, as I still don't completely trust computers not to lose my work.
Yes, I usually do corrections on a paper copy. Somehow it is still easier for me to spot typo's or problems when reading the print copy than when reading on the computer screen.
The writing process I use is to write the item on the computer, then do a spell check and a grammar check and make any corrections highlighted. Then I print out a hard copy and read it carefully and get my wife to read it. Then I go back to the computer to make a final corrected draft. After several additional readings, I decide I am satisfied with what I have as the final version.
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