Hi, everyone! It’s been a while! I wanted to add a third post to my Author Apparatuses I Use series! I’m hoping to keep this series going and adding more things to it over time! So without further ado, here is part three!
While I mainly use my laptop to write, sometimes I get ideas in my head when I am away from it. And other times I just like to write in a distraction-free way. Some authors use an AlphaSmart word processor for this. I use my smart pens!
The first smart pen I got was my Livescribe pen in 2009 when I started my junior year of college. I was planning to use it for taking notes in my classes, but I ended up not needing it. I kept it to jot down ideas for writing. I eventually got a second one, which I also use for writing.
A haiku poem I wrote one morning after seeing the sunrise last year.
The inside and outside of my Pulse and Livescribe 3 smart pen notebook!
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This past Christmas, I got a Moleskine smart pen and notebook. I love using it! I recently used it to jot down writing ideas for my grad school class. I also use my smart pens as regular pens to write in my journal sometimes.
Something I love about my smart pens is that my handwriting can be exported to text. I can email my notes to myself to put in my laptop from the Livescribe or M+ Notes apps.
Basically, my smart pens work together with my technology. On one hand, I take a break from technology to write the old fashioned way, but on the other hand, it imports my writing into the apps to preserve it forever.
Thanks so much for reading! See you soon! Bye!