Is creative writing better with a pen?   I have this debate with…

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Is creative writing better with a pen?  

I have this debate with myself all the time.  I like the tactile feel of the pen in my hand and I feel free to make mistakes and let the pen flow across the page.  Whereas, on the computer I feel all analytical and the compter is constantly letting me know I’ve made either a spelling mistake or a grammatical error.  I try to fight the urge to make the correction, but those red squiggly lines are like splinters in my mind’s eye.  

The thing the computer has going for it is cutting and pasting and moving sentences and paragraphs around is easy.  Plus I don’t have to write and then retype what I wrote. Writing in the notebook adds a step in the process.  And although I have the best intentions to type my notes up, I find it easy to put the task off and off again until eventually the notebook ends up buried beneath a pile of books and forgotten.

Lee Rourke gives his thoughts on the matter in this Guardian article here.

What’s your thoughts on the matter?