Here is mine, and I wouldn’t sell it for any amount of money.
This amazing piece of wetware has been around for some time, but it just doesn’t wear out. It’s compact and portable–mine goes everywhere with me! Sometimes I slip it into my pocket, sometimes I just let it dangle from its own articulated lanyard. It comes attached to a renewable power source, so there’s no downtime while it recharges. Its instant-on technology means it’s ready to get to work when I am. I use it mostly as a word processor but, depending on what program one runs, it’s also capable of calculation and artwork.
Best of all, it’s totally compatible with an unlimited combination of peripherals. No matter where I am, I’m always ready to log an impression, record an idea or make a memo of a character sketch or a bit of dialog.
Some of my peripherals:
I generally compose my stories and novels directly on the computer, but I do better with poetry and planning if I start with the digital processor. And I haven’t yet figured out how to tear off a bit of an electronic word processor to wrap old chewing gum.
Seriously–I beg your pardon; I meant to say srsly–I’m never without a writing implement and a bit of paper so that, if I find myself stuck somewhere with an inspiration and minute, I can do a little writing.
Do you ever use a digital word processor? Do you ONLY use a digital word processor, then transfer the finished product to ones and zeroes?
WRITING PROMPT: Have a character who is accustomed to using either paper-and-pen or electronics and force him/her to use the unaccustomed medium.