We all tend to have some favorite software (Word, Scrivener, Google Docs…) or can be partial to longhand writing. I would recommend finding out what are your two favorite, so in case one isn’t available, you have a fallback option you actually enjoy and that doesn’t require too much thinking.
As much as writing software can have similar basics, jumping from one to the other can still be a little annoying. The same goes for actual devices. If you prefer writing pen on paper, find as well a couple of materials you like best, as we all have quirks and favorites. For example, I can’t – for the life of me – write on quadrille ruled paper. This is just not going to happen. The same way, I love Scrivener to format, but am not comfortable working on my drafts on it.
I love Microsoft Word and notebooks. Those are my two favorite tools. I prefer typing my manuscript but if I have a notebook available, I make the transition without thinking and the muse is still here! It keeps my mind at ease.
What about you?
- Can you think of two favorite sets of tools you love writing with?
- If not, why don’t you take the next week (or month!) to figure out what you enjoy most writing with?