I'm beginning to realize I'm much more creative, write with better flow, and feel less of a block when writing with pen on paper than typing. This is something I haven't done in length for some time. A paragraph here and there is all I've done in years. Back in college--well to be honest I can't recall what happened in college with too much detail, heh--I wrote some of my short stories first on paper and then typed them. When it came time for edits, I'd have to print the pages off and write notes in order to do it. I don't think this is a case of not being used to computers, because I'm young (20s). I grew up with computers, chat, and texting. I do think part of it is how are minds work on the computers. The brain of a frequent internet user is different from the brain of someone who's not. Which is just one bit of proof that shows we think different while using the computer. So it's my conclusion that at least part of this phenomenon is from how my brain is trained to function with a computer and an inability to completely overcome this while typing stories. Though, I do wonder what else is the cause for this. Maybe staring at a screen robs my senses and this stifles my creativity. Maybe words typed are different than words written. Maybe it's mindframe, longhand is more like art. Maybe it feels more personal. What do you guys think? I'm going to begin writing by longhand much more often. Does anyone else do this?