Sitting and tapping out ideas for this post via my iPhone, I am not afraid to admit that I regularly utilize various electronic devices to write – though not really by choice. More often than not, I use them out of convenience because my time management skills stink.
I have always preferred to work with a pen and paper because it’s so much more of an organic process than the manipulation of a cursor on a backlit screen. I think if paper were no longer accessible, I’d really struggle to perform all of my writing tasks on a laptop or tablet. Seeing my own handwriting on a piece of paper is a significant reminder of my own existence. Pages printed from my computer? Black ink, boring font, the words might be prize-winning but they could belong to anyone. Nothing personal, no identity. Bleh.
I absolutely prefer paper for journal writing and brainstorming and of course, for drawing and doodling.
What kinds of writing do you feel are better on paper, and why?
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