Technology I Use For Writing

Yesterday I told you about what I use to write my novel from a software perspective. Today I want to tell you about the technology I use. The Kindle did not make the cut. I was so mad that I considered not even offering my book on Kindle. I am joking, that would be ignorant.

Moving on. I have mentioned before that I love technology. That’s a blessing and a curse when writing a novel because you’re always wondering if there’s something better out there that you’re not aware of.

I’m not going to go into what’s out there because there are a lot of options. I’m going to stick to the two devices that I use daily.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

This is honestly the best phone that I have ever used. Before this I was using an iPhone 7 and a iPhone 6s Plus. I chose the Note 10+ for the large screen and the pen. I’m in my mid thirties so I remember a time when all of my writing was done with pen and paper. This phone lets me go back to that, but I can save my work online. It’s awesome!

I use it to take lots of notes. If I think of something for my novel I can pull out the pen and write on the screen without turning the phone on. That may be my favorite feature. I also enjoy writing my novel by hand and seeing it becomes text on the screen.


I have talked about the Chromebook before and I still love it. It’s been a few months now and it’s still fast, I can do 99% of what I want, and I can’t play Sims. Playing Sims while claiming I was using it to plot novels is why I never got anything done. Without Sims I have written over 28,000 words. 

I also like the Chromebook because it’s simple. Over 99% of the stuff I need is online and that’s where Chrome OS puts it. There are very few apps on the desktop. It’s great!

So those are the two things I use the most. I am adding a Windows tablet with a keyboard because I really want to try Scrivener. Once I give it a good run I may update this post.

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Published by Dawn McDonald

I'm a Christian wife, mom, and so much more. I enjoy remodeling, decorating, genealogy, reading, and knitting.

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