The Various Methods Used By Writers

Various ink pens, computers all among the popular methods
Writers, authors, or bloggers all have various methods to help them at their crafts. Some prefer old school writing techniques, while others go for completely traditional. Meanwhile others are into the newest technology. The great thing about a craft like this is that there truly is no right or wrong answer. Here are some of the common methods used by writers; you may be able to identify with them or even find a new idea to suit you.
Fountain Pens
This is by far the most traditional method, at least in this article, dating back at least a century, if not more. Fountain pens were commonly used to write journals or letters, and add a touch of class and elegance. However, they also improve handwriting, as they require you to write slowly. Another benefit is that it requires less pressure, easing any tension on the hands and wrists. In addition, with the proper maintenance they can last longer than traditional ballpoint pens. Sometimes, they last many decades, as long as they are cleaned regularly. Because of their novelty and shelf life, many also collect fountain pens as a hobby. If fanciness is what you seek, you may want to consider purchasing one.
Ballpoint Pens
These are much cheaper, and commonly found in any workplace or doctor’s office. While they might not have the fancy charm, ballpoint pens still work just fine for writers. For those who simply scribble down notes or have messy handwriting, ballpoint pens probably serve as a better option, as it allows them to write freely without having to worry about smearing ink all over the paper. In addition, a pack of ballpoints may still cost less than just one fountain model. While both boast several benefits, if you prefer efficiency over elegance, this is your best bet.
Another traditional method that seemed to be the norm as late as the 1990s, the typewriter has become a bit of a novelty as well. If you use a manual typewriter, you may want to work slowly, unless you have some type of eraser. Electronic typewriters helped fix that with built in erasers. If you plan to write a long novel or script, be sure to keep up with your work, and consider marking with page numbers. Unlike the next option, it is a little more difficult to “save” any work you put together as you go along.
Personal Computer
This has all but replaced typewriters over the last 20 years, and for good reason. With word processing software, you simply save your work as you go along, and do not have to worry about damage, unless something happens to your hard drive. As a result, you may want to save your work to a USB flash drive. This holds onto your work until you are ready to print everything. While a notebook helps traditional writers, you can also carry the flash drive – or laptop – anywhere you go, creating an added convenience for any writer.

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