Hi gang, Craig here again. We take turns on Fridays, and the assignments are rotating. This time my task is to pose a writing question. Seems simple enough, but I also want to get some comments flowing. Here we go:
What writing tools do you use? Why do you prefer them?
I write on an Apple iPad Pro. The original oversized one. I like the ability to use the split screen. It helps when I’m writing the interviews I host on my site. I have the Smart Keyboard too. This has no batteries, and attaches magnetically to the iPad. It parasites power from the iPad.
I know I’m already different, but I write with Apple Pages as my word processor. There was a learning curve, but I’m content with it. I can copy and paste with my finger on the iPad and type on the keyboard. It allows me to set up indents and spacing how I like it. I know other programs will do this too, but there you are. Everything updates to the cloud too.
I also use my Apple Notes app a lot. This is for random ideas, and the occasional cool name I stumble across. I have pens and paper, but my adaptation to the electronic age is complete. I even read on the iPad using a Kindle app. Honestly, if I had to change typewriter ribbons I probably wouldn’t write.
I know what some folks prefer, like P. H. Solomon. Is anyone still using a typewriter? A goose quill and papyrus?