“To begin, begin.” – William Wordsworth
“Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
This blog has been something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time, and after way too much deliberation, it feels great to click “publish” and finally get started.
To read all about my reasons and goals for the site, as well as a bit of personal information about me, please visit my “About” page.
My basic goal with Write Analog is to share my enjoyment of using analog writing tools for the writing and creative process. Whether it’s your grocery list or the first draft of your novel that’s been kicking around in your head for years, I am a proponent of writing by hand.
A focus of the site will be on using analog tools for writing. Any kind of writing.
Just to be clear though, digital tools and typing are a huge part of my life and writing process. I think they’re awesome too, but despite all the great devices, apps and software we can “write” with, the experience of using your favorite writing utensil and paper to record your words can’t be replaced. That’s my opinion, and it’s what will be celebrated here.
The type of writing I’m primarily interested in is fiction. So, while I may discuss how I use analog writing tools in my own writing process, I will try not to let the blog veer into “how-to-write” territory. As someone still very much learning to compose fiction someone may actually want to read, I’m the last person that should be dispensing any sort of writing advice.
I do have a warning I feel obligated to share. Acquiring these tools can lead you down the road of becoming a “collector”. Your collection will lead your family and friends to think you are absolutely nuts. You will find safe haven here. If you have the collector trait (as I do), and you’re probably already aware if you do. . . brace yourself. This site will be your enabler and support group at the same time.
Despite the “About” page being a good introduction to the blog, I want this first post to get things kicked off right. I thought I would start with something a little different – The Write Analog Manifesto. It gives a good idea of what Write Analog will be about.
I hope you’ll come back for future posts.
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