The iPad as a Writing Platform

Jason Snell wrote a piece on why he writes on his iPad. From the article:

The iPad also offers a remarkable lack of distractions. When I write on my Mac I find I am endlessly checking Twitter and email and my weather station’s current conditions page and anything else I can find to distract myself from the difficult task of putting one word in front of another. On the iPad, I am more focused—and when I do finally take a break to check my email, it feels like an actual break, not a distraction.

He nails it with that quote. I find that writing on my iPad—while not as fast—is very much a distraction-free experience. It also explains why full screen writing apps like WriteRoom are popular.

Book Review: Joy Writing by Kenn Amdahl

As a business man, creative writing has never been my forte. Sure, I have written my fair share of poetry in the past, but the majority of my writing falls under formal communications such as business e-mails and technical papers. Seeing as I wanted to venture into the world of blogging, I felt that the only way to capture the reader's attention was to write articles that are fun to read. To help open my mind to the world of creative writing, I decided to read Joy Writing by Kenn Amdahl.