A few weeks ago, I was looking around on Twitter, WAY over my allotted ten minutes, and I happened to notice a tweet by someone who said they’d written THOUSANDS of words using some new trick.
Comic Sans? As in the font you’re not supposed to use ever under any situation EVER? After further investigation (ie – a search on Twitter, further prolonging my procrastination) I noticed tons and tons of folks tweeting the praises of this crazy hack. But what was it? For that I switched to Google and found this blog post:
Get Over Yourself And Start Writing In Comic Sans:
As with Twitter, there were plenty of articles on Google about this miracle writing tool. I decided to give it a try. Admittedly, I’d just started working on a new story and was struggling through some plot points. I could use all of the help I could get.
I've been using the hack ever since. Here's a peek at some of my next ( very rough draft ) story in Comic Sans and my thoughts about it:
I’m not sure if switching from Comic Sans helped me with my word count. Perhaps I wrote a little more. I definitely didn’t write thousands more. But, I was able to push through some plot points I’d been struggling with. Was that from the font change? Maybe. It’s definitely easier on the eyes, and for that reason alone, I’ve chosen to stick with it. Plus, Comic Sans is less formal and kind of whimsy. As a middle grade children’s writer, that almost feels more appropriate.
Just don't tell anyone I use it, okay?