It’s National Handwriting Day and that brings a question into my mind. When it comes to writing, paper or computer?
Both have their advantages and disadvantages.
Computer writing can instantly correct misspelled words or point out errors in your writing. But sometimes that can be a hindrance as much as a help. Going back to edit one error can break your flow and turn your day of writing into a day of editing. With a computer sure you can research a fact right away, but as anyone who has went to check one fact and wound up still on the Internet an hour later can attest to, that can be a good or bad thing.
Handwriting can provide a less distracted experience. No connection to the internet, just a pen and paper. It’s a great pure and simple experience. But you can’t backup a notebook. Accidently forgetting your writing on a bus or dropping it in a big enough puddle can ruin a day’s work in seconds.
So, it’s incredibly tough to declare one method better than the other.
As a person that has both a ton of filled journals and a ton of Word documents I want to know, do you prefer to write in a notebook or do you prefer to type on a computer?