(Carmela here. I had to post this on behalf of Esther. Read on and you'll understand why.)
Fortunately, when it comes to the act of physically writing, I have MANY tools at my disposal.
For example, and gratefully, my iPhone.
Should my laptop refuse to reboot due to a software problem and require a 4-day repair visit to my local Best Buy's Geek Squad the Sunday before my Monday TeachingAuthors post is due, no problemo!
I simply create an email addressing the topic, request my TA administrator Carmela post it for me, along with an evidentiary photo, and remain grateful for the many and varied Tools of my Trade...as well as for Carmela. ☺️
|Esther's laptop on Geek Squad counter|
(1) To date my writing tools have included #2 pencils, pens of all sorts, manual and electric typewriters, a word processor, stack and laptop computers and one trusty iPhone.
(2) Thinking on this topic, examining my modus operandi when writing creatively, I surprisingly realized my multi-sensory learning style that enables me to READ must also be executed when I WRITE!
Note: Picture here the Five Senses Chart I'd planned to share.
Using my penmanship that combines both printing and cursive, because my 6th grade teacher Miss Peterson allowed us to choose and I couldn't decide, I write by hand in notebooks, on legal pads, on sticky notes, on napkins, on match books and menus and torn newspaper items when I am rolling out and exploring a story idea.
When I'm ready to roll everything up, though, and begin an actual story draft?
I'm seated at my laptop, ready to keyboard.
(3) In my Google search to learn more about multi-sensory learners, one link led to another and there I was learning all about BIC Fight for Your Write -www.bicfightforyourwrite.com.
BIC is on a mission to save handwriting.
Clicking on the Facts page at this website, I read that handwriting engages 14 different abilities, one if which is Inner Expressive Language.
No surprise there, at least for me.
Long live the Writer's Notebook!
Visit the website to learn more and maybe even sign the petition.
Hopefully my laptop and I will be back in business by Friday.
Meanwhile, I have my iPhone ....and should that require service, my Seven-year Pen.
Happy Writing, no matter your chosen tool!
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P.S.S. from Carmela: I couldn't resist leaving in Esther's signature line from her email, just as she sent it:
iPhone compozed - sry 4 eny typoze=