It can be annoying at first, but you can take a phone literally anywhere and it's less awkward. I'm pretty much convinced that's why I was able to write so much in such a short amount of time. I could write whenever, wherever. I had a lot more time to do so. I feel like if you want to edit, though, mobile sucks at that. I use docs, so that might be part of why I can tolerate writing on mobile. Plus, you don't have broken pages on mobile docs like you do on desktop docs. So it looks a lot more like how it would look on RR. kinda.
Anywhere! I swear I'm
Lime_Lover Wrote: Why does everyone hate on writing on mobile?
For me it's the editing. Editing stuff on mobile is a pain in the arse. And the spellcheck actually increases my typos as it changes what I've written to what it thinks I should have (and autocorrects what would be obvious mistakes making them harder to find).
I just went and checked my word count on my tablet & it's at least 225,000 for fanfic & about another 20,000 (not including notes) of original stuff. So for someone who doesn't like writing on mobile I sure do a lot of it. Based on my word count it seems like I get struck by plot bunnies for fanfic whilst doing other stuff, which is a lot easier to capture without interrupting whatever I'm doing on mobile.
Llamadragon Wrote: I have an ipad with an attachable key pad. So, eh, a matter of definition. It's just a tiny laptop.
I just realized it might be due to making a ton of mistakes when I write with a keyboard that I prefer mobile.
Cinn Wrote: For me it's the editing. Editing stuff on mobile is a pain in the arse.
I do admit that, I think I mentioned how I don't ever edit on mobile, and that's because it's a horrid pain in the ass for even me. Though, I tend to actually edit things in the draft section of RR before I upload a chapter pretty much. What you read in my story is different from what's written on my docs by miles. Plus, I can't highlight things on mobile to select a large amount of text. So I've started switching between using both.
FAHyatt Wrote: If by mobile, you mean a smartphone, I'm in awe, as I cant imagine anyone typing more than a quick emogie laden note one one.
By my (quick) calculations, I've written over... 300,000 words on this Samsung. Most of that was The Knights Himura, but a lot of it was thrown away drafts of other projects and such. I do most of my editing on PC though when I am able to.
I'm actually writing this reply on it too.
My first RR story was actually written as text documents on an old Sony phone. My current projects are both being written on this phone. I have a document open right now.
I wouldn't recommend it, but that's what I've got to work with. My thumbs are basically dead.
Writing? Desktop, other than that one time my computer broke and I had to do two whole chapters on my phone. It wasn't nearly as bad as I was expecting, but...no. Now, I have a laptop as backup. I learned my lesson.
Writing... Never on mobile. I either write on a tablet (a Samsung S6 like with an external Logitech K380 keyboard), or a desktop / laptop.
On the desktop, in a good mood, I can hammer out about 500 words per hour, perhaps a little more, but not whilst plotting at the same time.
Dual monitors actually help, by keeping notes on one screen, main stuff on the other. A decent keyboard also helps (Microsoft natural).
As I'm a retrofitter sometimes the plotting can take days, followed by some far writing bursts.
It's a little better to read on mobile, but I prefer my tablet. I really wish, RoyalRoad had a mobile app.
LadyAnder Wrote: I really wish, RoyalRoad had a mobile app.
It’s in development apparently ^^ but I think it’s been put on hold due to future plans being implemented that might interfere with it? According to the suggestions page
I also feel like I get so much more work done on PC. I can't quite get into a writing groove on mobile for some reason. Maybe it's because I have to keep my hands off the keyboard? I tend not to take my hands off the keyboard once I've really started, to the point I learned multiple keyboard shortcuts for Chrome.
But eh, this is all conjecture, I couldn't tell you the reason with complete certainty. For example, a friend of mine types at a much crazier pace on mobile than me, but they're beyond clumsy on PC. I guess learning how to type for a coding class helped me there, because I also rarely look at my keyboard.
Anything else would be on the laptop.
Writing... how in the world would anyone write on mobile? It's... just no.
LOL. Before covid I would do most of my writing on my phone while riding the train to and from work.