Not just what we write on, but our habits and rituals and, even in some cases, how prolific we are or aren't. Yes?
What did you write your first novel on?
My first was written into 7 thick college-ruled spiral notebooks in pencil, and then promptly typed into a new Sears' Brother word processing typewriter with a Daisy wheel and the little window that showed words as you typed, and memory, and a ribbon that ERASED stuff.
I was cutting edge. LMAO!
Those were the days, when some of the best raw stuff that ever would came gushing out of me, before I knew all the rules and the bones of writing, before my "innocence" was taken away, if you will. I wouldn't give those times away for anything. Although now, try to take my Windows 7 away and you'll likely draw back a stump.
What prompted me to ask that question?
This article here, that's what. New Frontiers in Writer Tech, at Book View Cafe.
Give it a read, and tell me what you think.
Sorry I haven't been blogging much lately, y'all.
It's just that I've been WRITING (the whole point of being a fiction writer, LOL). :)
When scenes and plot lines and subplots hit me, sometimes I go on these writing jags that simply last as long as they last. Folks who've known me for years are pretty much used to it, so...
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with some great family time. Don't blink, because before you know it, Christmas will be here. And here's a thought -- instead of buying everybody in your life a slew of Christmas gifts, consider bypassing some of that and giving money or your time to help the people who have been affected by Superstorm Sandy. So many folks are still suffering from what Sandy did to their lives, and they need us. You can even donate in the names of your friends and loved ones.
Personally, I'd consider something like that the most precious gift I could receive this holiday season.
For ideas on charitable organizations, please see my Help Our World page. Or if you have your own favorite organization, go for it! Someone somewhere will appreciate it.