My career would be nonexistent if it were not for spellcheck. I write, print out the entire chapter that I have composed or even if it is more than one or less than one and read it at a later time in the day. Usually in the late evening and make notes. I send to a copyeditor I use at a nearby college when I get close to the final draft.
I don't have any one particular writing process. When I first started writing my book I wrote long hand on yellow tablets. After I decided to enter my work into my computer, I found that I preferred to write and enter that way. Sometimes if I am out and about and thoughts come to me, I will write on scraps of paper, napkins, receipts, or whatever happens to be handy.
I usually don't print until I have a completed work and then I edit the printed copy with a red pen. I then make changes in the computer.
I do use my computer-if I'm not near it, I write down thoughts in a notebook and transfer them to computer later. As far as a set process, I put a manuscript down for at least three to six months so I can continue to write on other projects dancing in my head. Then I go back and fix spelling or any grammatical errors I can see; then work with my editor to finish the process.
The only thing I use paper for is to make preparatory notes from research. Once in a great while I will play with leads on paper. Otherwise, everything else I write, edit, and correct on a computer. Period.
Draft on paper
Then rewrite in a note book
Then rewrite it again after a while
Then share it
I do most of my actual writing on my Apple laptop. I hand write ideas, research notes or jotted points in a little black moleskin that I carry around with me everywhere.
I don't print that often as it is a waste of paper and editing is done on screen.
I only print when I really need to and then to scrawl through the whole text with a big red pen.
I write on the computer, seldom print. I know proofing is a repetitive process, so I spell check, read and re-read and I don't print out until I'm ready for my outside help.
I used to hand write everything, but got tired of having to type it all up. Now I write on the computer. Sometimes I edit on the computer. But if the piece I am editing is proving difficult to get right, then I print it out and edit it that way.
Yes! All my work is done on a computer until I begin edits from the publisher. Honestly, I cannot understand how anyone wrote before the computer. I only print to test alignment and to get a feel for the final product. I usually start each writing session (unless I have an inspired thought that just has to be written right then) with a review of what I'd written the session before. I'm testing for authenticity, as well as errors, before I proceed. I make any corrections and/or adjustments necessary at that time. This does not mean that I won't end up changing it again sometime in the future up to the final draft. That's why I say, thank goodness for computers!
In my early years of writing I wrote everything by hand. Once I discovered the word processor I typed from my hand written drafts. The process of proofing, editing and rewriting on the word processor gradually drew me into writing direct to the computer. I would often print out drafts to work on by hand but now I rarely print until I am ready to submit and I write direct to the computer ninety percent of the time.
Being an electronics engineer, means that I am fully into computers, and as such have all the latest innovation available to me.
I use Final Draft or Celtx. I don't print until I finish my first draft. And I learned (the hard way) to back up EVERYTHING after losing 5 scripts in a stolen laptop :-/
I write on paper, in note-books, scraps and my lap-top. I correct when it makes it to my lap-top and I rarely print my work out.
I write on a skateboard. I type on whatever I've got. I used to use the MeadSpiral with the UniBall plugin. Then I started carrying around a CommodoreSX64 with me [don't do that: it's heavy], then actual laptops, then palmtops, then netbooks. A few years ago, when smoking was first banned and I didn't wanna leave a laptop on the table when I went out to smoke, I wrote a novel on a Motorola Q9C smartphone.
I technically can't type. I'm just pretty good at huntpecking. On the right keyboard, I can get a hundred words a minute, without caring which finger hits which key.
I used to print the results. These days, I've been formatting things quickly for the Kindle and sideloading them to read through and highlight things I might wanna fix or change. I've also been playing a bit with writing whole novels into WordPress and even MediaWiki, since I'm fully used to hypertext; the results translate almost perfectly to KindleCode, with a couple FindReplaceable exceptions.
I only write on my laptop. I save everything I deem important and my research I put into folders and favorites. i never print. I correct on my laptop.