Thursday, March 25, 2010
Handwritten Vs. Typewritten
Lately I've been taking a notebook with me to work. People cancel their flute lessons all the time and I get a half hour here and there to write. What I've noticed is when I go back home and type my writing into the computer it's not as good as I thought it was on the paper. There are holes in the sentences, or the structure/flow is off. It's not as polished!
I've thought of a few possible reasons:
1. The computer screen makes my writing look more official, hence I'm more picky about what I put down there.
2. The notebook is more of a stream of consciousness, because that's what I used to use for my diaries growing up and I can't get the habit out of my head.
3. A note book feels more like a rough draft whereas a screen reminds me of a final draft.
Has any else noticed this? Do you type or handwrite your WIPs?