Writer’s Tools, So Much Change!

Writer’s Tools

cropped-computer-and-pencils.jpgA Writer’s Tools have changed
There has been so much gain
But a nagging hint of nostalgia remains

Cutting reeds and shaping quillscropped-blogbackground1.jpg
Pounded pigments, rainwater, ash-filled
Stretching animal hides
Leaving in the sun to dry

parchment with red
Crackling scratches on dried parchment

One slip, the writer’s lament

Start again, know not when

The price of dripping Indigo ink

Naught drying, naught sprinkling with sand

Naught scribing, brings one to the brink

… Of insanity

parchment with inking

New files, pixels, point sizes, layout

A better system, no doubt

Save, Open, Save As, Download

Copy without a camera or a copier reload

Cut without a knife; paste with no glue

The decision to see it through

Or delete and try again

It doesn’t matter when

Save or not to save?

In a hurry, Save and and go away…try another daycropped-cropped-my-writers-nook-e142126534230111.jpg

Creativity has not changed

Only the functions of the brain

More freedom for the laymen

More chances to begin again

Then, finally, the perfect words you trust

All gobbled up by a cyber virus.

No heart to try again

Perhaps a quill, ink, or pen?


Comparisons of the old and the new, pros and cons…




9 thoughts on “Writer’s Tools, So Much Change!

    1. LT. I do that on some of my books, especially the novellas. When I transfer over to the screen, I do my first edit. It fools the eye into thinking it’s fresh copy. Final proofread has to be done by someone else, just as I advise other.

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  1. Very nostalgic to see how far we’ve come. I hardly ever use my computer in this age of large-screened smart phones. But guess what? I’m developing a permanent crik in my neck from having to hang my head down all the time as I use the darn thing! Hmm, funny how technology is supposed to make life easier but creates other problems as well. Oh well, it’s part of the price of advancement I guess!

    Great post. Have a lovely weekend ☺

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