Trynda here, now that camp NaNoWriMo’s done, I thought that I’d bring you a video talking about my smart pen.
If this is the first video of mine you’re watching, then welcome to my channel. I am a writer primarily known for my post apocalyptic series, revival, and I am known for writing long hand.
I find writing long hand helps me get past writers’ block and it cuts off the distractions that I would have on the computer. So, I really like writing long hand and I’d be doing it anyways.
The one that I specifically use is the Livescribe 3 and I’m going to tell you a little bit more about it, how it works for me and some of its pros and cons.
I feel like I should preface all these by saying that I’m not sponsored by Livescribe, I just enjoy using their product.
First, I’ll start with how the Livescribe 3 pen works.
It basically has a camera in the tip of the pen that when you press down on its specific live scribe paper, it records your pen strokes as you write where you can convert it to text or convert it to a PDF. And that’s how I mostly use it. I use it to write up full manuscripts and export those to text files where I edit them and type them up. So what’s different about the Livescribe pens is that they use a specific dot pattern on the actual page to tell where your ink is.
The biggest downside to the Livescribe 3 pen is its app. Most of the time, I’m fighting to get my text of off the app, it crashes a lot and sometimes you lose sync for no reason and that’s the biggest downfall I find to this pen. Some things to keep in mind also is that the Livecsribe three pen is quite bigger than most but I find it useful really quickly.
I don’t know if it’s necessary a pro or a con but one thing I have noticed is the neater you write, the better your text file is going to come out. So, if you have a lot of scribbles or you’re writing a little sloppy that day, then you are going to see the computers having a hard time converting it into text and some of the words will come out jumbled and that is something I have noticed does take up some time editing after, but the amount of time I save with having the bulk of it typed up already into text that I can edit, it really balances out the amount of time I spend cutting out those gibberish paragraph and stuff that just don’t make sense and a large part, I do rewrite as I go back anyways as my editing process.
So, I do go along and I do a fast edit as I go because then, I’m catching a few things as I go along like plot holes and other things like that. I’ll definitely recommend this pen to anyone who’s looking to cut down on how much they type up after writing long hand.
So, that’s it for now guys, if you enjoyed this video, make sure to leave a like and if you want to see more videos from me, make sure to subscribe to my channel.
If you have any questions or you want me to explain a little bit more, feel free to leave a comment down below with Mother’s Day coming up, I always recommend my short story, Revival prologue. It is a post apocalyptic short story available for free where you follow a mother and daughter through the world after they leave their bomb shelter and if you haven’t checked out my Patreon, make sure to check that out, there’s always awesome stuff going up there and I’m going to be putting up a short story soon so, keep an eye out on those and I will talk to you guys later.
Get a free copy of Revival (Prologue): https://books2read.com/u/mdKaXd
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Livescribe 3: https://www.livescribe.com/en-ca/smartpen/ls3/#compare_section
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