• Sunayna Prasad

Hasten Up with Handwriting


Who says you can only type your work on the computer? Yes, we have programs beyond Word, such as Scrivner. But nothing writes better than the hand if you want to be quicker with your writing process.


When you handwrite, you have no distractions on the Internet or the computer in general. No pop-ups, Facebook notifications, computer crashes, etc. Just you, your notebook or any form of paper, and a pen or pencil.


I have written different W.I.P's with a notebook and pen. I have also used different colors for different chapters. It was easier to read, believe it or not, as long as you don’t use colors that are too light, like yellow.


I have aimed for 2-3 chapters a day. Some days were less, though, especially if I was busy. Another pitfall is that I wasn’t focused on much else.


I tried not to write at home too much. I either went to the library or cafes that are not too noisy and are painted with light colors. Yes, that does make a difference.


The library can be a little better, though. You don’t have to buy anything and it couldn’t be any quieter. With many libraries near my house, you don’t have to be a member to just sit and do work.

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