Most of the time I write on my computer. It’s more convenient; it’s easier to edit. However, I’ve taken to keeping a handwritten daily log/idea journal, and the results have been amazing. It turns out there’s something about handwriting that can help solidify a story idea. And it’s not just me that thinks this. I hear there’s actual neuroscience behind the benefits of handwriting.
Now, I will admit that I don’t write huge amounts of my story by hand. After all, it can be kind of slow. Often I’ll write the first few bits of a scene or a bullet list of ideas. My journal is also a cross between a daily planner and a writing journal. It’s what works for me, but you’ll want to find what works for you.
For inspiration, search Instagram for #bulletjournal. Here are some of my favorites: