Pencil or Keyboard?

One of those matters of personal taste: pencil or keyboard? Each has pros and cons, and whether you carry a notebook into coffee shops and occasionally peek over the top of it at the other coffee-goers, or whether you sit down and let your fingers glide effortlessly (or not so effortlessly) across the keys makes little difference in the end.

Still, it is fun to hear how other writers prefer to write.

Personally, I would love to try a typewriter one day, just to say I did. Currently, however, I vacillate between pencil and keyboard. I love writing in a notebook, because it is easy to carry around, and I feel more creative with a pencil in hand. Plus, when I type it out, it makes it super easy to make a first revision without having to cut, copy, paste, delete, etc.

The keyboard, however, seems to be more productive in terms of word count. Most likely because I can’t seem to resist revising on the go…

So my current writing method is to write in my notebook most of the time, then when I get involved in a Word War (facebook writer friends) I pull out Microsoft Word with its handy dandy automatic word count.

What about you? How do you like to do your writing?

What is Camille Esther About?

Behind every book there is… an author. (I knew that.) Every author is unique, and each has something to tell you besides the adventure they’ve crafted for your enjoyment. What worldview can you expect to peek back at you from between the pages?

Lucky you, I’m going to ‘splain to you what this particular author is all about.

First and foremost, I believe in Truth. When I write, I try to distinguish the truth from a lie. That doesn’t mean my characters are perfect–it just means that the “moral of the story” will always be in line with Truth.

Secondly, I believe in Happy Endings. (Yay!) I’m just predictable that way. I might try to make you cry along the road, but our destination should be inspiring. (The reason I believe in happy endings is too long to explain here, but I will talk about The Master Story in the future.)

Lastly, I believe in using a dash of humor to brighten the mix. I’m not a comedian, but wherever you have an adventure story, there will be drama, and wherever there is drama, there will be ample opportunity for those awkward situations that bring us a few giggles. I mean, what’s life if you can’t laugh once in a while?

I hope you enjoyed this brief look into some of the things that are important to me while I write. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some writing to do…