Saturday, July 2, 2011

Writing Tip #1

I've learned so much by reading other writers' blogs. Now it's my turn to post writing tips. My first tip has to do with my favorite writing tool: my Alphasmart. It's so convenient to use. I take it everywhere. One of my favorite places to write is in bed at night. I type with my eyes closed and ideas flow. When I'm writing a scene and need inspiration to write dialogue, I just grab the Alphasmart and get to work. The trick seems to be that I can't see more than four lines of type at one time so I'm not distracted by the whole page. I can't copy and paste--so I just write. Later, I download the file to my computer and edit what I've written. If you don't have an Alphasmart you could try typing with the monitor turned off or wear a cap pulled down over your eyes. Your fingers won't get lost on the keyboard because there are little bumps on the "j" and "f" keys. Try it for fun.

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