Handwrite everything. Then word process.
Print and read again and correct. Slow process
I write on a computer. I prefer to correct on paper, but that is inconvenient so I try to keep printing to a minimum. This means that I have to correct on screen.
My process is to get the words of the story down as quickly as possible. I mentally envision that process as putting the bricks on the lawn. Once that is done,I can start building the house.
I write on computer, but when unavailable I use paper and type it in later. I try not to print too much anymore. I correct with the PC.
Paper, computer, receipts, napkins, bus tickets, newspapers, anything that's there when I have an idea.
Sometimes I write on the computer but notes and ideas usually go down on paper first. To me it's quicker and easier and I can sort through and keep track of additions and deletions better on paper. I grew up without computers so I suppose I've more of an affinity with paper.
I used to print frequently until I learnt I could trust my computer not to lose documents. Now I only print finished copies unless I want to scrupulously proof read something. I sometimes miss things when doing this on screen.
Straight onto computer is the only way I can write now. The luxury of the delete key gives me much needed freedom. I do print and go through the work at the later stages though, as there is only a small chunk of screen visible at one time, it can be misleading when I'm looking for typos etc.
The computer also gives me instant access to research as I write. I LOVE my Mac - we're a team.
I write on a computer, with an A4 notebook by my side. Because I am a poor typist, I make many mistakes, and edit as I correct those. The result is that the completed draft is almost always good enough. When I was first published, my publisher said my mss were 98% correct, and required hardly any editing.
Yes. Save for paper correspondence I rarely use the printer. A writer who is computer literate can avoid volumes of unnecessary work. I do not transact with any publisher who will not accept electronic submissions.
Whoever invented the computer should be strung up by his gonads, or, like Clarence in Richard the Third, drowned in a barrel of cheap sherry. Computers is 'orrible and pens is for writing.
I write everything on my computers because I have a disability to my right arm so holding a pen is difficult and uncomfortable. I remember at a book signing it took me ages but it was great fun and gave me more time with people. I can type fairly fast regardless
I don't print unless I have too because I would like to think I am helping save a few trees. I think for the sake of the environment manuscripts should be in email form.
I write on my computer mainly but also longhand if I'm travelling or out of my house. I also write longhand at home sometimes just because I spend so long in front of a screen it can't be good for me. A respect for the environment means I rarely print anything out for my own uses. Most publishers and many magazines demand a printed copy of your work sent by snail mail, which I thoroughly disagree with. Why waste paper and pollute the atmosphere with postal vans when a simple email attachment will do?
Yes, I'm a computer freak. I bought my first PC in 1985. It was made by Xerox, it cost an incredible $3,000, had a DOS interface and 20MB - that's twenty MEGABYTES! - of memory. Even so, I found myself liberated. I could cut and paste, send and receive - and the notion that you could live almost anywhere in the world (then Miami, in my case) and yet communicate almost instantly with your home bases (New York and London, as it was then) came alive. Rejoice!
Nowadays I rarely print anything, except the occasional letter, thereby saving at least one rain forest a year.
I back-up compulsively - to Carbonite on the Internet, to USB memory sticks, and to all of the computers (six) on our personal network. In theory, at least, I will not lose anything that was written more than five minutes ago.
I write on a computer, and do not print, or correct on paper. First, I proof read over and over, then when I am satisfied, I may print for others to read.
Everything I write I print and read through to ensure it sounds okay. I also write longhand when my eyes tire of computer screen
I usually record ideas or write them on scraps of paper that are handy when an idea comes. Then everything goes into the computer, gets backed up on the pc, external hard drive and thumb drive.