Me? I have a favourite pen which feels 'right' and glides across the paper effortlessly as I scrawl my notes and ideas, which come flowing from head to paper.
Yes, paper! I have a wad of scrap paper held together by a good old-fashioned bulldog clip. I love writing like this. To me, it feels 'raw', which helps to inspire and spur me on.
Rare is the moment when I type straight onto a screen. In fact, this usually gives me writer's block.
I would love to own a beautiful fountain pen to scrawl my notes with but feel it would be over-indulgent. Perhaps I'm romanticising the whole process and have seen too many pictures of original Jane Austen manuscripts...
My notepad with trusty bulldog clip stays at home. Dreaded is the day that I ever lose my beloved higgledy-piggledy notes. Not dreaded for the fear of some unappreciative soul finding them (I doubt they would find my notes legible!), but dreaded for the fear that I have lost a part of my creativity and brainstorming. I do carry a small notepad everywhere, of course I do. Just like I'm sure many of you lovely readers do. My wad of paper and trusty bulldog clip stays safely tucked up at home, like a faithful pet awaiting my return!...
So, how do you write what you write?
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