Do I have an iPhone? no…

Did I put that as the title simply because I like the quasi cleverness? YES.

The fact still remains, I write on my phone. I’m in possession of a Moto Droid 2 which I chose to purchase mostly on the basis that it has a full slide-out qwerty keypad. I didn’t just discover that I could exercise my literary skills on the mobile device, I intended to do it from the start.


Because my laptop, the only computer I own, is huge. It’s incredibly fast and has a giant screen to aid in my more graphic pursuits but it is in no way fit for hauling around anywhere, least of all a coffee shop whose tables are smaller in diameter than the computer itself.

Not that I write in a coffee shop. I simply liked the visual. You’ll find that I tend to do that, a lot.

I write on my phone mostly because I have insomnia. I lie in bed, staring at the ceiling with ideas flitting through my mind. My dreams are impossibly real to me and they usually bring some spark of inspiration. My phone is near me at all times so I’ll just slide it out and start typing on an app called ‘my writing spot’ or ‘extensive notes’, both of which have word counts.

I sync to my dropbox and always have the same files on my computer. I can work on them while stationary or while on the move.

Come to think of it, I barely call anyone anymore… or text.

I bought the phone almost solely for writing.


About Aaron Shively

I have been working as a freelance writer and artist for the last decade. In that time, I've done everything from ghostwriting to toy design and everything in between. I am currently working on a novel series called 'Myth' which has held my attention for the past sixteen years. I have spent my time developing the world, character and story and am now ready to funnel all the preliminary material into the manuscript of the first installment, 'of Men and Monsters' Bookmark & Share

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