Things you can do as a writer when your computer runs out of power

Posted on Thursday, March 28th, 2013 at 14:30


  • Read
  • Make plot outlines on paper since outlines are usually short enough that a computer isn’t necessary
  • Think about how best to phrase things in your story once you get your computer back
  • Think of a new idea
  • Ask people questions about their lives, your ears tuned for little details to put in your stories
  • Pretend to be one of your characters

I know its not in the real spirit of the thing but…

  • plug it in
  • write on google docs with your phone
  • take some photos that you can use as cover art