The YA Writer

Should I type or handwrite my draft?

It’s that age old question: to type or handwrite? I’ve done both and they each have their pros and cons. Let’s take a look at why you might want to try both:

Writing By Hand

Ah…Back in the good old days before computers and smartphones were invented (or, you know, if you happen to be a wizard that goes to Hogwarts), people wrote things out by hand. For most of us blessed with the use of computers, it’s a lot faster to type that to handwrite things, so why would you choose to write out your draft?

This blog post was drafted by hand and I’m writing out my current work-in-progress novel as well. What’s so great about writing by hand? For one, excuses for not writing like “I don’t have time to wait for my computer to turn on” or “I’m out…

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