"I write because I love communicating. I like to create debate and to discuss and explore new ideas. I will write my ideas down and publish them either on my blog or somewhere else and see how people respond. The first step is to write them down.
I am a modern writer. I do love the word processor and consider it a vital tool. That said, I always travel with a pen and a notebook. My ideas often get written down in a notebook before I sit down in front of a computer to expand on them and publish them. As a journalist, I used to rely on poor-quality biros and spiral notepads. As I've grown older, I've come to appreciate a high-quality notebook and pen. Combined with a good computer, you can take on the world!"
"I write as a way to document life (and let's face it, it is pretty cathartic to do so too). Whether it is to mark my children's milestones, how am feeling, or what we have been doing, I hope that it is something that will be of value to my children and I in later years."
"Nothing beats a handwritten card or letter - receiving or sending. When I put pen to paper for someone, I feel a real connection to them as I’m writing. That card or letter is going hand to hand. It’s so much more personal that an email, text or Tweet. It shows you’ve sat down and thought about them and not just fired off some words on a keyboard."
"I started to write my blog as a way to make something more concrete out of our memories. While most of that is done tapping away on my keyboard I'm ALWAYS surrounded by lovely notebooks and diaries and I have an obsession with actually writing in notebooks. There is nothing like putting pen to paper, whether that is writing to a friend or simply writing your daily to do list, you can't beat it!"