I am the first to admit that I love technology: I own a smartphone, a tablet, and a laptop. I use all of them on a daily basis for work, home, blogging, and writing because, let's face it, they offer an unparalleled convenience.
However, especially for writing and blogging, I find that having pen to paper is a must for brainstorming ideas and drafting content. Perhaps it's just how my brain works; I am most creative when there is a direct flow of thought from brain, to hand, to pen, to paper. In fact, this phenomenon is backed by science.
The best part is stocking up on fun paper products to use alongside my gadgets - they include:
- yearly planner page for setting writing and blogging goals each month.
- daily planner pages for setting daily writing sessions and other to-dos.
- 5"x7" scene cards for outlining scenes.
- colorful notebooks for brainstorming and drafting scenes.
My basic strategy is to take pen to paper whenever I am stuck during typing. This way, even random ideas are recorded without interruption, and I maintain momentum in the thought process. When I've figured something out, I return to the keyboard. And that's it. I've been able to reach 10K words with this writing strategy, and I can't wait to reach the next milestone of 20K words!
Any writer or blogger out there using a similar tech-paper strategy?