Here’s this week’s prompt, in association with #OpenBook
What is your preferred method of writing? (By hand, on a computer, dictate it?)
It’s a keyboard for me, every time. Over the years, I’ve tried writing in a notebook but my writing is pretty unreadable. Perhaps I should have been a doctor?
Plus, you still have to type all your notes up. Which, considering I can’t read them, takes me an age. That’s all time where I could be doing something more productive, like writing new material.
I’ve also tried dictation software, I didn’t really like it much, I found that the ideas came so quickly that I started to talk too fast and it all became a mess. The editing took me longer than it took me to type in the first place. Using the keyboard seems to put a brake on my mind, slow my thoughts down to a speed my fingers can cope with.
Back in 2015, in what must be an act of extreme torture, I wrote a short story on my mobile phone. I had an idea whilst I was on my way to give blood and, sitting down to await my turn I typed out the rough story on my smartphone keyboard. It was hard work, my fingers are too banana-shaped and the keyboard was too small. If only, I thought, there was a keyboard that I could plug into my phone, life would be so much easier.
I’ve upgraded my phone since then but not my fingers, however, I found this online while I was looking for a case for the phone.
It plugs into the charger slot and turns the phone into a laptop.
I’ve had the keyboard for three years now and my notebook collection continues to gather dust.
How about you? What’s your favourite way to get the words down. Leave me a comment below, then check out all the other blogs on the hop. Don’t forget that I’ll be back on Thursday with another Indie Showcase. See you then.