Sunday, 16 August 2015

Nothing Beats Pen and Paper

Anyone who spends their days writing will probably tell you that the most efficient way is by typing onto a computer. It's fast, you can easily erase mistakes, and you have the big wide world of the internet for any research you might need to do. I love writing on my laptop, especially when I have a good writing day and can see the word count at the bottom, BUT, what I really love is getting to the end of a notebook and having written an entire story with just a pen and some paper!

I’ve honestly lost count of the amount of notebooks I own. When I was younger I would be perched on the sofa or my bed, scribbling away stories, poems, songs, doodles, and so much more. I was a very creative child, and now I’m able to look back on some of the things I created with my own two hands and brain. Flicking through my old notebooks not only brings me so much nostalgia, but it also provides inspiration for new ideas and motivation to keep doing what I love. A lot of the time, I’ll sit down to write at my laptop and either end up surfing the web, listening to music or just getting a headache from the light on the screen. I almost always end up turning it off and sitting down with a brand new notebook and pen instead. Also nothing quite beats the feeling of buying a beautiful new set of stationary to fill and create your ideas with. I have notebooks that I use as journals, planners, doodle books, and brain dumping and I adore filling every single page with writing.
There’s a lot of people out there who think they need a fancy laptop to be a ‘proper’ writer. You don’t! All you need is your ideas and pen and paper. Most authors out there plan their entire novels in a notebook. It gives you a sense of freedom to scribble things out, link things together, annotate and just make a glorious mess of knowledge.
The next time you feel your creativity draining, grab a pen, grab some paper and go crazy!
xxx

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  1. They all look so beautiful. I used to have a notebook&pen/pencil collection when I was a teenager then just gave them away when technology took over. Now I regret it, nothing really beats a paper&pen

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    1. Thanks! :) Aw there's always the chance to buy more! :) xxx

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  2. Computers sure have made me lazy in writing. I would rather type than write, because like you said, its easier. But you're right though, pen and paper will always be there. :)
    Thanks for visiting my blog, Samantha. Have a blessed week ahead.

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    1. It definitely is! I just always seem to switch back to handwriting! :) Thankyou! xxx

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  3. I'm always so tempted to buy notebooks for different things, but I always end up not writing in them. I wish j did though because there is a charm to writing with pen and paper. I absolutely adore that world map notebook!

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    1. There really is! It's so nice to be able to flick back through all your beautiful notebooks as well! Thanks I got it for just £2 at The Works! Bargain! :) xxx

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  4. I love this post! People should definitely stop and consider this. I've kept a notebook for almost 6 years now and the best thing ever is sitting down, reading through my old writing and reminiscing. Much more personal than typing ;)
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    1. Definitely! I have a specific notebook as my journal and it's such a brilliant thing to be able to reminisce over memories I might have forgotten otherwise! :) xxx

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  5. I prefer writing with pen & paper too. Especially when it comes to study notes. It also prepares my writing hand for any exams. I can never resist a cute notebook & stationery!

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    1. That's such a good point! I remember being in school/college, coming back off summer break and everyone's hands would be aching from not having written in so long! :) perfect example of why we should keep hand-writing things! :) xxx

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  6. Love the pretty books!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
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  7. Love your notebook collection!! I prefer writing on pen and paper too, especially when it comes to making a list or taking notes. Great post!
    <3 Claire
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    1. Thank you! I know it feels so good to write on beautiful stationary! :) xxx

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  8. This is so true! I love your notebooks! They're so beautiful!!
    Peace xo
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    1. Thank you! Most of them only cost me a couple pounds! :) xxx

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  9. I love technology and am heavily reliant on it, but there isn't much more refreshing than being able to open a beautifully decorated notebook on a clean page, before writing freely to your heart's content. I, too, fear that technology may take over the livelihoods of all humanity, if we don't take precautions, and that'd definitely be a shame, to say the least.

    I've developed a love for stationery in recent times. Your notebooks are gorgeous!

    Kate x
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    1. Thank you! I completely agree! I really hope technology doesn't take over! :) xxx

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  10. Oh so lovely notebooks.
    Lovin' the design of it

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  11. I love notebooks I love the feeling of writing with pen and paper

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  12. Those are cute notebooks! I also enjoy writing on paper.

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  13. I love pen and paper too! If I have the laptop I'll just start procrastinating online. Lovely notebooks!

    Natalia | Lindifique

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    1. That is exactly what I do! The internet has too many distractions! :) Thanks! xxx

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  14. I prefer jotting down ideas on paper. But when it comes to tasks requiring words en masse then I'd rather take to the computer. There's much less change in me losing it that way hahaha!

    Sxx
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    1. That is very true! I do use a computer a lot I just always find myself going back to notebooks! :) xxx

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