I write on Word document and prefer to do all corrections/rewriting on the soft copy itself.
I love my Mac. Can't live without it. I never print. I keep emailing corrected versions to myself so that I can edit and review on the move. There are times that I do edits on my Blackberry.
I compose on a computer as I type much more frequently than I could ever hope to achieve with only the pen and paper. If I were to depend on my own handwriting when composing something, my hand would not be able to catch up with my head.
I cannot read my handwriting and therefore would not be able to understand what I had written.
After writing on the computer, I will often print and then go through the work with a pen and highlighter, crossing sections out and drawing arrows accordingly. Then I will make the edits on the computer and go from there.
I now write on my Mac. Three years ago I wrote in long hand. I feared that my cerebral cortex would not send the right creative messages and words to the tips of my fingers. I used a fountain pen as well. To my joy.I have discovered that my fears were groundless.
I make corrections on the Mac and keep all versions until the final draft. I do not print at all until the last couple of drafts.
I have a beloved mac. I print things out and read. I read aloud. I print out in a different font, and I rewrite totally on the computer.
I write using writing software on my laptop and my husband's computer. I do print often. I print every single draft, even if I only change a few lines. They all go in a binder which is separated by chapter. Information is far too valuable to only have one copy, as any writer that has lost work due to technology glitches can tell you. I also find that having a fresh copy of each draft as it happens helps in the revision and editing process, which yes, I do on paper.
I write the whole thing on a computer. Print it out, let my mother read it, she marks errors. I then correct the errors, then read through it myself, changing whatever needs changing, print it again, pass to my mum and so on until it's 'perfect'.
I do all the above and then I do it again.
I tend to take notes on a little voice recorder I usually remember to take with me. I write on a computer, and usually print out the more-or-less final version to read before I submit the copy to my editor.
I generally write and edit from a computer screen and publish to my blog, ezine or as a comment to an online source. I rarely submit paper copies.
I write on a computer, print frequently and correct.
My process started with a marathon writing of a 100,000 word novel.
I then turned my focus to each chapter. At first, I'd edit the chapter on the computer several times, followed by printing it off, pencil-editing, making changes, and printing again...
When I was confident enough to put the chapter in question through the critique process at critiquecircle.com, I would then move onto the next chapter.
When editing a chapter, time depending, I might print it three or more times in a day, sit down and scratch it up with a pen, make the changes, and start over.
When I got to a stage where I felt the entire manuscript was complete and nearly publishable, I printed it all off, took a week or more, and edited constantly. I've done this twice now.
On my most recent review of the entire manuscript, I'd make remarks at the end of each chapter such as, "This chapter needs a little work." "This chapter is great." and "This chapter needs a lot of work."
I'm now plodding through, and focusing my energies on the chapters I felt needed some more work.
I always use my laptop. With all my rewrites, an entire forest would be razed for just one paragraph.
I write on those big yellow legal pads before turning on the computer. I’ll work for a long time on several poems, for instance, revising and shaping them until I’m empty of ideas. Then I’ll switch to prose, and write until my concentration frays. Fiction demands a particular type of attention. There’s a sense of urgency to get the story told. My poems feed my fiction, gives the language color and character.
I don’t get blocked, partly because I’m willing to “kill my darlings”. At times, I’ll revise a work until there are only a few of the original words left in it. Ned Rorem, the composer and writer, revises everything, too. If he’s reading a book by Henry James, for instance, he “puts blue pencil in the margin…may circle a "perhaps": There are too many perhapses in this book. I'm a walking blue pencil.”
I really like the computer for revision, the ease with which phrases can be moved around, sparking new ideas. A sense of play is important. It leads to fresh connections, new ways of looking at the world. These endless possibilities can lead to other problems, of course. Ralph Ellison couldn’t finish his second novel, and it grew to thousands of pages.