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Many of us left handwriting behind the day we finished school and stopped taking longhand notes as students. While using a personal computer or tablet is the preferred method of writing for most professional writers, many novelists choose to handwrite at different creative stages of the creative writing process. If you’re getting started writing a novel, it’s worth considering whether working longhand or on a computer is more conducive to your creative process.