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Sun Apr-08-12 12:42 AMby MarFisk

I just want to second June and Bonnie.

I have a netbook that I got when writing time was too hard to find. It's small enough to fit in my butt pack (okay so I have a large one ) and has enough battery to last a decent amount of time as long as I just use it to write. I was spending my time driving my kids about here and there, and got to the point that I was writing quite well with it. I've switched from Word to Scrivener recently and haven't quite adapted to that on the netbook, and mine's so old that it can't edit docs over 45k, but the new ones have double the memory for the same low price. They're not fancy, and not fast, but for a writing tool, they're perfect.

And what you might try as you're getting back into the habit of writing is use that time for freewriting. Just jot down whatever comes in your head, whether journalling, story ideas, poetry, or whatever. Don't demand any coherency or clarity at the start. It might not be worth anything even with editing, but it can help get you back into the habit of writing.

And edited to add congrats on finding something, especially something with the potential of useful downtime, and getting a place to live that you can afford.

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Writing in fits and starts [View all] , Michael E. Walston, Fri Apr-06-12 09:26 PM
  RE: Writing in fits and starts, Erin_M_H, Apr 06th 2012, #1
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 07th 2012, #4
RE: Writing in fits and starts, junedrexler, Apr 07th 2012, #2
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 07th 2012, #5
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Linda Adams, Apr 07th 2012, #3
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 07th 2012, #6
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Wandering Author, Apr 07th 2012, #7
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 08th 2012, #9
      RE: Writing in fits and starts, Wandering Author, Apr 08th 2012, #12
      RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 08th 2012, #13
           RE: Writing in fits and starts, Wandering Author, Apr 08th 2012, #17
      RE: Writing in fits and starts, MarFisk, Apr 08th 2012, #16
RE: Writing in fits and starts, MarFisk, Apr 08th 2012 #8
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 08th 2012, #10
      RE: Writing in fits and starts, MarFisk, Apr 08th 2012, #15
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Dreamerscove, Apr 08th 2012, #11
RE: Writing in fits and starts, Michael E. Walston, Apr 08th 2012, #14
      RE: Writing in fits and starts, Wandering Author, Apr 08th 2012, #18
           RE: Writing in fits and starts, DianeW, Apr 09th 2012, #19
RE: Writing in fits and starts, CatrinP, Apr 09th 2012, #20

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