When you are writing, do you
prefer to use a pen or a computer?
Thanks to my high school typing teacher, I prefer to type. Even then, I can barely keep up with the words as they flow from my brain to my fingertips. The trip through the heart slows them down a bit, thankfully.
The fast typing allows me to give into word flow. I type until it dries up. Editing is a completely different story. I print everything and edit with a red pen. Old school. I take notes all day on any random paper unfortunate enough to get in my way. Post it notes are like dust in my house, great reminders of what I need to do.
That being said, I won't let thoughts escape. I carry a steno pad in my purse for those moments an idea strikes. No sense losing a scene or character trait. I'll even send emails to myself from my IPhone with ideas.
I also type to-do lists. Like editing, I print them off for the joy of marking through completed items.
My only exception: a letter. Letter writing has sadly become a lost art. I make my own cards and send to friends for no particular reason. Typed letters or emails will never replace a handwritten note.
Your turn... do you prefer typing or pen to paper?