marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

harder by hand

Some things are definitely harder when you are writing the story longhand.  Changing the characters' names, for instance. . . .

If you skip the laborious process of correcting it everywhere, and just make a note, you have to remember to read the note when you type it up.

Inserting scenes can be a bear, too.  Yes, you can write out the scene on other sheets of paper and interleaf them, with arrows and notes this is where that scene goes. . . .

Once you find the location.

It's a lot harder to track things down in the manuscripts.  What that character was, what your hero said, why the villain chose that -- and where to stick the scene.

Tags: grumbles, names, revision, writing by hand

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