Dr Tanya is back with a new year of Blogging Insights.
TODAY’S QUESTIONS :
Do you write directly on a device? Are you old school, do you write on paper first? Do you re-draft? If so, how many times?
Generally I write on my PC or laptop directly. For a writing prompt I will copy paste the questions on to a new page and answer them as I go. Occasionally, if the formatting of the questions is in list form, or there are a lot of graphics and colours on the page that I don’t want to copy, I will open a Word document and copy the questions on to that first. When I’ve sorted out the formatting I’ll either answer the questions in the Word document or just paste the questions on to my blank post and do it there like I usually do.
I have sometimes used pen and paper to write notes or an outline for a post if I’m away from home and have no access to a computer but really I prefer to type. My handwriting is horrible and I might not be able to read it back later.
After I’ve written my post I proofread and I may rewrite parts of it. Sometimes I may redraft the whole thing. I don’t usually do that with these Q&A posts though. Then I add pictures if I haven’t already done so and preview the post again. I may make a few more alterations before I’m happy with the words and the look of the post. That may mean one or two redrafts or if it is a long post about a specific subject it may be many more. Sometimes writing a post this way may take me a couple of hours, other times I’ll be done in twenty minutes.