Written vs. Typed
When I start a story, I jot it down by hand. I’ve developed a terrible habit of purchasing expensive Moleskine notebooks—I’m in love with the weight and feel of the cream paper and the luxurious soft touch cover, and my writing flows effortlessly onto the crisp pages. However, to develop my work, I type it laboriously into my laptop. And when ready for editing, I return to paper, printing out my work and marking it with black ink, often crossing out and adding so many words, I can barely see the original printout.