Earlier today I wrote the first five pages of a new short film. Whether I ever finish it or not I’ll never know. But it got me thinking about writing styles. For example, I wrote these five pages by hand. I’ve never done something like that before. I tend to write my ideas down on paper or in notebooks and then write out the actual story on my computer (handwriting usually makes my hand cramp up).
But because of my current work schedule, I don’t have a lot of time to sit at my PC and write. So I’ve gotta find alternative ways to write, or else nothing will ever get done. Hence the new found appreciation of the handwritten screenplay. Whether my margins are right or not who knows, but at least something is being written.
That’s what matters in the long run right?
What about you guys, which do you prefer? Pen, paper, PC? Do you use both for different things?