Lord Dimwit: Robert J. Sawyer has an interesting writeup on why he still uses WordStar to write his novels, and how it's closer to "writing longhand" than most other word processors:;-)
xenomorpheus: Patrick Bateman: New card. What do you think?Craig McDermott: Whoa-ho. Very nice. Look at that.Patrick Bateman: Picked them up from the printer's yesterday.David Van Patten: Good coloring.Patrick Bateman: That's bone. And the lettering is something called Silian Rail.David Van Patten: It's very cool, Bateman, but that's nothing. Look at this.Timothy Bryce: That is really nice.David Van Patten: Eggshell with Romalian type. What do you think?Patrick Bateman: Nice.Timothy Bryce: Jesus. That is really super. How'd a nitwit like you get so tasteful?Patrick Bateman: [Thinking] I can't believe that Bryce prefers Van Patten's card to mine.Timothy Bryce: But wait. You ain't seen nothin' yet. Raised lettering, pale nimbus. White.Patrick Bateman: Impressive. Very nice.David Van Patten: Hmm.Patrick Bateman: Let's see Paul Allen's card.Patrick Bateman: [Thinking] Look at that subtle off-white coloring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh, my God. It even has a watermark.Luis Carruthers: Is something wrong, Patrick? You're sweating.
Spare Me: I disagree. I generally type the same way I talk.
ds615: Any idiot with a keyboard or a phone can type something. Often without thought, almost certainly without merit, and undoubtedly without talent.Mashing the keys to make words isn't the same thing as being a writer.
Ambivalence: Spare Me: I disagree. I generally type the same way I talk.Eh....depending on the person that is usually the problem. GOOD writing is rarely done the "same way" we talk.
Ennuipoet: Every REAL writer knows the only suitable medium is a clay tablet!
Spanky_McFarksalot: this is why my headlines are never approved. I always write them down and mail them to Fark, Inc. head office.
ComicBookGuy: To certain others in this thread: you sicken me. True storytelling is done with grunts and pantomime.
Lord Dimwit: Robert J. Sawyer has an interesting writeup on why he still uses WordStar to write his novels, and how it's closer to "writing longhand" than most other word processors:http://www.sfwriter.com/wordstar.htm
Dragonflew: Lord Dimwit: Robert J. Sawyer has an interesting writeup on why he still uses WordStar to write his novels, and how it's closer to "writing longhand" than most other word processors:http://www.sfwriter.com/wordstar.htmThat article is 23 years old.
ComicBookGuy: @rpm - When I was at the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Hall of Fame, I saw the handwritten manuscript for the Baroque Cycle. Was a ponderous paper tower, indeed.
lokis_mentor: I think better with a pen and have 3 Fountains that I live by,A Monteverde Invincia Black Tie fine point that I received for my retirementA Parker Vector fine (black plastic) that I've had since 2001and my daily use is the disposable Pilot Vector Varsityin black. Love it, and at $3 a steal.FTFM
ModernLuddite: And record players are better than digital music players. Horses are better than automobiles. Prayer works better than medicine.
RockofAges: I do all composition in OO or, for articles, Google Drive. I upload all works of fiction to Google Drive as well for collaborative editing with clients.
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