Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Handwriting Drafts

Hi all,

That's write. Today I'm visiting M.J. Fifield and answering questions about rough drafting by hand.

Hope to see you there!



  1. Drafting by hand is my go-to when I'm stuck. I love how it forces my brain to work differently and can usually break through whatever wall is blocking my creativity.

  2. Hello, greetings and best wishes!

  3. Thanks for stopping by! I will definitely check out your post. I enjoy rough drafting by hand sometimes.

  4. I'm going on vacation soon, and for fear of losing it, I won't be bringing my laptop. So pen and paper it will be!

  5. I have written 2 entire books in long-hand and bits and pieces of several other manuscripts. Nowadays I just outline by long-hand. The actual writing takes place directly on the laptop.

  6. Writing with an actual pen can be a joy and can open up places in me that help the writing process. Congrats on your epic fantasy launches and you are featured on my blog today!

  7. I love handwriting drafts. Partial drafts . . . I get sidetracked with excitement once that's going great and jump on laptop o_O lol

    Running over to read these answers you have :D

  8. It's my go-to when I'm away from my computer, or when I'm tired of sitting at a desk and want to write in my recliner.

  9. I went to MJ's, read your post and commented. Great stuff! :)

  10. I'll check it out.

  11. I can only type my first drafts. Mine suck if I write them by hand. They suck beyond suck. lol

  12. I seem to think best with a pen in hand. I like to do planning and things by hand and then if possible write by hand as well. The only exception is NaNoWriMo; then I'll plan by hand pretty extensively but then write like a crazy thing on the computer.

  13. Thanks so much to everyone who've been following my blog tour. You're all awesome. :-D

    Kelly, that's why I love hand drafting too.

    Yes Crystal. ALL the time. ;-)

    Thanks Blogoratti. :-)

    Thanks for stopping by, Deborah.

    Have fun Julie!

    Very interesting Rachna. :-)

    Thanks so much Catherine!

    Katherine it's the same with me. I never really write the entire thing by hand. I just write until I've figured out the story.

    It is a more comfortable way to write (once you're used to it) isn't it Melissa?

    Hahaha Stina, statistically, someone is bound to say their writing sucks when written longhand. :-P

    Same here Cait. It's part of the reason why I rough draft by hand, because I don't plan until I'm prepping the rewrite.


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