Every once in a while I hear about someone who writes their novel by hand before copying it over to computer. And that amazes me.
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Before computers were part of our everyday lives, I used to write more by hand. Mostly class notes, homework, and journals, but not novels, because I wasn’t writing that then. But I can’t imagine doing so now.
I have notebooks where I write notes or do some plotting stuff, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve noticed that my hand cramps up quickly when I hand write a lot.
So that’s part of it, but the other part is I can type so much faster than I can write, and I think it’d be frustrating having to write so slowly.
But I’m curious about others out there. Have you ever written a novel by hand or are you strictly a computer person?
If you do write by hand first, why have you chosen to stick with that method?