Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Monitor

Of late I've become over reliant on this glimmering screen (fatal vision, sensible to feeling as to sight). The conclusion - I'm not doing enough printing off. In the old days I'd meticulously print out every draft then spread it out, move it around, scribble here and there and even cut and paste with a pair of scissors and Pritt! Plenty of time to think and correct. But over the years - maybe it's something to with the cost of ink cartridges or the need to be close to all things online, I've fallen into the bad habit of hardly ever printing off during re-writing at all.

Right now I'm doing a thorough re-work (film to radio anyone?) and it suddenly struck me that the best action would be to print out, then read through slowly and shuffle (while sitting on the sofa with a cup of tea) away from the computer. Yes.

Then launch a pen and scissor attack.

Later

2 comments:

Pillock said...

Absolutely! May your scissors be sharp and your glue sticky.

far away said...

welcome back P!

been missing the regular pillockpad posts...

great guest interview BTW