Now I write on a computer, but if I awoke at night I write on a notebook. Some when travelling
I like to write free hand and then edit on the computer.
I prefer to write and edit on the computer. For some reason though, I always catch mistakes and typos when I print a draft that I have missed on the computer screen, so I almost never submit something for publication that I haven't done a final proof-reading on paper.
I write on a computer only because it's more efficient, not essential. My books are not designed as printed elements, but electronic in html and pdf formats. I design in html, because of quality and artistic control elements, then convert to pdf as the Federal Government standard in a complete book.
At times I believe I am the ONLY writer of my own acquaintance who writes on a Macintosh and actually uses the very excellent writing program native to the Mac, AppleWorks (now at 6.0). This is a VERY easy-to-use and intelligent system with a powerful spellchecker, fully-editable formatting, and an overall notion of common sense and logic all too gravely missing from MS Word/Office. Moreover I can begin typing in TWO MOUSE CLICKS with no hunting or opening of windows, etc. Uploading texts to the publishers is done via '-.pdf' files or email. It is absolutely the best program I have ever seen or used, and I believe only people who have never seriously tried it, or who have a personal anti-Apple agenda to uphold, would contest its worth.
I used to print often and have reams of former draughts lying round which I never look at now. 'Deirdre' was proofed using proof copies from CreateSpace. The sequel is being done the same way. I do prefer to sit down with hard copy and a drink (often on the beach) and read my work the way I would the work of someone else, blue pen in hand, absolutely brutally editing it (even including comments, like 'What is this idiot thinking?!' to myself). Lately I have been 'proofing' my own copy on the screen before printing it, mainly to save paper and ink; but I do find more gets by my (pretty good) eye on the screen than when I see it on paper (with the blue pen in hand).
i like to write my novels out on the computer because its easier to look back on and change bits im not so keen on anymore. i like being able to swap and change things as well. i think computers and quicker and i can write for a lot longer.
I write on a computer and edit often both on screen and in print.
I write on a computer, and keep contributing to the document. I rarely ever print, and keep the document on a flash drive, so it is portable.
The process? Whenever inspiration strikes, I start writing!
For comic book writing, I prefer to write on a paper and the re-type on a computer.
Blogs - straight to the computer. File it, Look at it a minute later and see how many mistakes I made that need to be corrected.
I dislike editing my own work. I dislike re-writing anything of mine. Searching for that perfect word screws up mt creative FLOW. Get the words out, and after a re-read, fix the typos and spelling. I'll only change a word if I must, but I always write in the voice of my characters - like I become them for a sentence... if I start monkeying around with words the dialogue loses that spontanaity that I find crucial in my stories. To me, it makes it believable. I actually pity writers who fret for hours over a word or sentence. I'm envious because they are better writers, but I pity them because it can take a lifetime for that story to come out.
1st draught of poems on paper, then revise onto computor. Stories & non-fiction on computor start to finish.
I write on the computer. Some times I go over the chapter I write and correct some mistakes I might have missed before.
I write on a computer and almost never print on paper. The only time I ever print anything is when I need to speak a message for some reason in a ministry I might be involved in. I correct as I go and, occasionally, when I read what has been written, I might make a few changes. Nothing to the context of the message written, but usually just the change of a word or two for clearer meaning.
I use an electronic typewriter and a computer. I work on writing projects every week now that I am retired.
I have horrible handwriting, sometimes I can't even read what I've written so I normally just type straight out of my head, or if not I write in this note pad I brought. It doesn't reall bother me, as long as no one tries to read it before I've finished
I usually write on my virtual paper (or "blog" as they call it). I usually write my drafts down in my phone and edit them on the net later. I usually re-edit works after 2-3 months. i re-edit regularly.