|In Defense Of Writing With Pen And Paper
from The WRITER
After years of false starts and failures, I recently finished the first draft of my novel.
When I said I wrote it, I meant hand-wrote it, longhand, using inexpensive fountain pens and lined journals.
I know what you’re thinking. Who in the 21st century deliberately chooses pen and paper to write fiction over a word processor?
Here’s a partial list: Joe Hill, J. K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, Danielle Steel, Peter Straub.
After having done it myself, I know a bit about why a writer would choose this old-school method. more
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