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Old 10-18-2013, 12:34 PM
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I find myself returning to the Hermes 3000 where most of my earlier poems were written. I also like longhand because the width of the paper determines the length of each line.

Computers are different than typewriters or longhand because there's more freedom: my choice of what to post while typing at a computer is determined by what I see on a screen. (With the knowledge one screen may look different from another.)

What instruments have you used to write poems? What differences have you found between the instruments you've used? Do you have a favorite instrument for writing poetry?

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Just Rest (October 24, 2013) is my first successful poem made entirely by tablet computer, so thought I'd record the process.

I used a writing app on one tablet to write and save the poem. (An entire final section was deleted during edit in this app.)

Then I carefully copied the open text by hand from that tablet to Writer's Beat using a second tablet. A couple of edits using the WB interface convinced me the poem I'd retyped could stand, so I posted it.

What DID NOT WORK FOR ME was an earlier attempt to type a poem by free association directly to the WB interface, editing only on the site itself. (If you can type directly to a WB message field to make solid poem: go for it!)

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For now I'm going with the two-tablet method.* Thanks to WB for providing the platform and proving ground!

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*The ability to write and present poetry while lying on one's back is something new and old: think Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

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For me nothing will ever be writing on actual paper, my process usually happens by first being written on paper typed in word and edited and then pasted to WB. Tablets would be cool if i had one lol
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I write most of my stuff on the laptop and I usually carry a small pad and pencil that I use to jot down bits n bobs.
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For me it's all about convenience, thus my choice to write all my works on my laptop or PC.

Paper is good, it's the most personal I think.
But carpal tunnel syndrome and sleepy hands...not only a bleeding pen or horrible paper...writing has become something of a specialist field in a sense.

So I'd rather sacrifice the personal touch, and go techno.
It's faster, easier and hey, you've even got spell check available.

However, I am against digital art as opposed to hand painted or hand crafted works.
A personal touch is paramount when a tangible construction of some sort is the objective, as opposed to a writing-- that's about as visual as italics, bolds, underlines and alignment.

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Thank you, NM.

Because I have a tremor of the hands my writing can be illegible to even me. I have therefore owned many mechanical devices to type: one or two during the transition to computers were quite bizarre!

I now own several tablets, iPad and Android: the Sony Experia Z tablet (Android) is my best writing instrument to date!

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Lance, how can you manage to use a tablet?
I have endless problems with fluidity in typing on screen, or using that blue tooth, extremely small keyboard.

I suppose patience makes perfect in this sense.
You've taken it to another level.
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