Is writing too easy?


I got this fancy pen from my sister for Christmas, and it’s made me think a bit about writing. Back when this was the most modern tool for creating fiction, writers had to be very careful with what they wrote, had to be at a desk, with ink and paper, and so on, and had to write by hand on paper whole drafts that they presumably would have to rewrite again and again till they were in a nice polish.

Today, I can pop open my document virtually anywhere and type a few sentences in a matter of seconds. But, does this lead to less thoughtful writing?

If you have to painstakingly scrawl out your words by hand, would you think more about them? Make more sure they are worth reading?

Or maybe, you’d care less about fixing them when it takes so much effort to rewrite a page…


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