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  • Sunayna Prasad

Cutting Notebook Paper for Writing…Not!

Updated: Sep 14, 2023

I am finding that when I handwrite my prose words first, they come out better on the computer. But at some point, I have been handwriting what I’d write on my laptop and then dictating the words using Dragon software. Of course, I only do this at home.


One time, though, I tried ripping and cutting out paper from old, small notebooks to write my story on. While it might have worked before when I stapled the pieces together, the last time I tried, it did not work for me. I don’t know why.


So, now I am not going to do it again. What also has not usually worked for me was using full 8.5 X 11-inch paper for writing my words. When I handwrote my prose and dictated in on the computer, I would print out the partial chapters I have produced on Word and continue writing more of those sections by hand. The process cycled on and on.


Anyway, I have a lot of old notebooks, excluding those I’ve used for school or college. Sometimes, you’ve got to let those go, especially if you are attempting a process that just won’t work for you. Pushing yourself through doesn’t always succeed, either. Bottom line: do what you know you’ll keep up with, whether it’s your choice or not.

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