The Exaclair Writer’s Project features authors from all over the world and shares their writing process and their latest projects.
Here’s a photo of the very beginning of her brand new book in her Clairefontaine notebook:
When asked why she likes to write the first draft of her books in a paper notebook, Susan replied:
The other hard truth that a writer faces in this day and age is that technology is a distraction as well as a convenience. So the paper-and-pen aspect of writing in longhand is a great remedy for that. No one is tweeting at me, inviting me to “like” them, offering me discount codes, or tempting me to stray into baby elephant videos. All of those have their place, but not when you’re composing an original story.
Writing in a notebook takes away all those distractions!
You can find out more about Susan Wiggs and her books at www.susanwiggs.com.