Writing Rough Drafts by Hand — like Hemingway
There’s a reason we write “thank you” notes and love letters by hand.
I write the rough draft of almost everything by hand: fiction, client work, this post, all my notes.
This week, after watching the first episode of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s Hemingway, I reread some of Hemingway on Writing. In it, he says that writing by hand makes it easier to improve your writing.
When you start to write you get all the kick and the reader gets none. So you might as well use a…