On the Tools of the (Writing) Trade

Meghan Ferrin
Power of the Pen
Published in
4 min readJul 28, 2020

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I hate writing on a computer. I do it, of course, sit down behind that glowing screen at the blank white page and stare at the cursor until I muster the courage to begin. I write for a living, so I know that the cursor is not always my friend. Last week I wrote 40 pages of marketing strategy in size 11 Calibri, broken only by headings and the occasional photo or screenshot. I almost cried when, during my final proofread, Word…

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