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Experiencing New Writing Spaces!

7 Dec

Writing on paper, Facebook, Twitter, my note pad and Microsoft Word was nothing out of my element. But writing spaces like Writer, Ommwriter, and JDarkRoom were all new for me. Some writing spaces inspired me to write, while others left me staring blank into the dark. JDarkRoom and Writer were very common, with their dark background and green text. I actually thought of them as more of a distraction being able to see my reflection. Ommwriter was my favorite out of all the distraction-free websites. Although the music got old after a little while, I felt very calm and welcomed in that writing space. I could see myself using that space to free-write, creative write, or as a diary.

Microsoft Word will forever be my goto writing space for academic purposes. The spell check, formatting, and the toolbar in general is hard to write academically without. I even find that if I am trying to write other things rather than academic in that writing space, I still feel pressured to sound educated and have all of my sentence structures grammar free and well organized. There is something about Microsoft Word that just screams academic. I don’t know if it is because it’s always how I used it, and now it’s hard for me to think of it otherwise, but it is not a writing space I would write in for any other purpose.

Using google docs for the first time was very interesting. Overwhelming at first, but soon after I found myself collaborating my ideas with others quicker than ever. I think google docs is great for synchronous purposes, like peer tutoring, collaborative writing, and projects. I loved the fact that I could be a part of the class project from home so I did not have to miss out. My only suggestion would be to limit the amount of participants because it can become confusing and unorganized quickly.

If I want to make a lists that I can easily access, my notepad on my iPhone is my #1 choice. I always have my phone with me, so whether the list is a grocery list, a to-do list, a school schedule, or reminders, the note pad is quick and easy to access. I like how the date is there on each entry and they can easily be edited, and on the iPhone you can copy and paste!

Each writing space provides a different experience,  so find the write writing space to suit your specific writing needs; there are many to chose from! There is no need to settle for just one!

Writer

Writer

Ommwriter

OmmWriter

JDarkRoom

JDarkRoom

Note pad from my iPhone

Note pad from my iPhone

Lined Paper

Lined Paper

Twitter

Twitter

Wordpress

WordPress

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

Google docs

Google docs

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