This seems to be turning into a writer's diary. Sorry about that.
At last night's writer's group I was saying how much easier it is to write with digital. That the last time I was seriously trying to be a writer I was using a typewriter.
Hell, if this technology had been around back then, I probably would never have quit!
Sarah ---who is young, she couldn't know how primitive we were -- said she wasn't so sure. That writing on a typewriter would make a book more cohesive. That many writers she noticed seem to cut and patch and it shows.
I can see the danger.
I guess I always figured I'd still have to do a final, irrevocable draft -- whether on a computer or a typewriter.
Anyway, I've heard this nostolgia for typewriters before -- how it forces the writer to slow down, think, make every word count.
And having done both, I can tell you that there is no comparison. Give me digital, or give me ... unfinished books!
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