Note: This is the second of six posts going behind the scenes of my writing process — what inspires me, the way I work, and how I recharge. For links to the rest of the posts, scroll down.
Wanna know a secret?
Computers are wonderful things, but I can’t write on them.
Nope, not even on a typewriter. I’m an old-school pen-and-paper gal when it comes to bursts of creativity.
Computers are marvelous tools for editing and research, but nothing beats the satisfaction of hearing words come together in my head and feeling them take shape as I move my pen across the page.
So my writing space is littered with thoughts jotted on notepads and journals small enough to fit in a pocket. The words pour out in waterfalls to soak the pages. Eventually, the pages pool together into a layered sea of story.
But if ever I try to start on a computer screen? Nope. It just causes a short. Faulty wiring, I guess. 😉
What’s your favorite way of capturing your thoughts?
Going behind the scenes
- Post 1: On setting the right writing mood
- Post 2: On creating the right writing space
- Post 3: On writing ‘likeable’ heroines
- Post 4: On taking a break to recharge
- Post 5: On embracing the power of memories
- Post 6: On finding inspiration and joy through stories