2018 - Writing Tools.
I came to the conclusion that I found it far
easier to write within Microsoft FrontPage
than within Microsoft Word even though
FrontPage is a web editor. I think it's
because I can see what I'm writing far more
clearly than with Word which distorts the
font size and paper making it larger than how
it would be seen in printed form. Obviously I
could simply adjust Word's settings and zoom
out but I find the text gets scrunched up
that way. Once the written work is complete
it's a simple copy/paste and format check
into Word to made sure everything's hunky-dory.
remember reading about Patrick Moore who used
to type on an old typewriter made in the 1800s,
far earlier than before he was born, simply
because he had used it all his life and felt
no need to get to a newer one.
also the story of a professional writer who
had a 266Mhz PC with Window 98 and an early
version of Microsoft Word. He would start the
computer, wait for it to fully boot up, then
click on Word and it would open in two
seconds. He later purchased a 3Ghz PC with
Windows 8 and the latest Microsoft Office
including Word. The computer's fan was noisy
sounding like a vacuum cleaner. He clicked on
Word and it took twelve seconds to start. No
doubt he went back to his old computer. This
may be an urban myth as an anti Microsoft
story but it's certainly believable.
Incidentally Windows 10 is a constant
annoyance for me, luckily I have Windows 7 on
my little notebook computer.
the point I'm making is that there is no best
tool when it comes to writing, it's all about
what's best for you. If you prefer to hand
write you may have the hassle of having to
type it out later but your creative juices
flow far better when you're feeling relaxed.
Get the story written down in the most
comfortable manner as possible, you can deal
with formatting, spelling and grammar later.
You don't need the latest fancy word
processing software to do it. You can even
use Notepad that comes with Windows to write
you manuscript, if you publish on Amazon
Kindle it even allows for that.
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