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Friday Fun is a group post from the writers of the NHWN blog. Each week, we’ll pose and answer a different, writing-related question. We hope you’ll join in by providing your answer in the comments.

QUESTION: How do you write? Long hand? On a computer? Laptop? iPhone/Droid? Typewriter? Do you use a special program (ie Scrivner?) Word? Open office? Any special tips or tricks?

Jamie Lee Wallace: Pen vs. keyboard – it’s an endless debate. My earliest journals date back to when I was seven years-old. Back in those days, (ahem) we didn’t have computers, so all my scribblings were done by hand – ballpoint pen and pencil scratchings on the now yellowed pages of spiral-bound notebooks and leather-bound diaries. Today, the bulk of my writing is done on the keyboard of my MacBook Pro, the first computer to which I have an emotional attachment. Although I still love to write…

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  1. Well, I love fountain pens and have a nice collection of them. I write long hand during the day. When my pen runs out of ink, I have another waiting to replace it. That way I use them all throughout the year. But I must admit that I do it out of need. I live in a remote mountain in Puerto Rico and have no electricity. We run a diesel generator from 5 to 11 pm and that’s when I type my work on my laptop. I sometimes use my Droid which I am not very fond off. I was used to the Blackberry Bold and almost a year later, I still miss it. Using a notebook and pen gives me the opportunity to write whenever and wherever I am able. It is also bringing my youth back. I used a Parker 21 while in high school.

    1. For now I use sharpie pens for writing, color ones for revisions, I’m hooked on them.

      You must have a great view, our mountains in this beautiful island are by far the most gorgeous. No electricity, sounds interesting. Would like to hear more.

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