Hi all.  This is a scheduled post this week, as I’m currently away.  The topic today is:

What is your preferred method of writing? (by hand, on a computer, dictate it?)

I usually outline the plot in longhand in a notebook first, where I also add details about all the characters.  I find this helps if I become stuck with the story or can’t remember hair colour/eye colour etc, as I can then read my notes and know where to go next.

Once the plot has been put on paper, then it’s time to type each chapter up on the computer.  I have an 8.5 x 5.5 template that I type straight on to.  I used to type the story just in  Word, but now I use the template.  It saves on formatting bills.  I never used to be able to line up all the page numbers properly on Word, but with my magic template, anything is possible, lol!

Due to the kind of job I do, I can type faster than I can write in longhand, so the computer is my preferred method of writing every time.

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