Sunday, February 20, 2011

Revising with my Kindle

I got a Kindle for Christmas and so far I love it. But I would like to win the lottery so I could afford to buy more books for my Kindle.

Besides reading books on my Kindle I learned how to send documents to my Kindle. Kindle owners did you know your Kindle has an email address? It is under the settings.

I'm currently revising a middle grade novel and over the last couple weeks I've been reading my draft on my Kindle and then revising and making on the computer.

What I love about using the Kindle for revising.
1. It is small and I can read my draft anywhere. I can read it on a plane or while waiting at the doctor's office or whatever.

2. Less paper. OK I hate wasting paper. Paper is expensive. Ink is even more expensive than paper. If I have to print out every draft that is a lot of paper and ink.

3. It is easy to go back turn back to earlier pages rather than sifting though a paper manuscript.
4. Highlighting and making notes. I love this feature. It puts what I highlight in "my clippings" then I can break out smaller pieces.

5. Reading a draft on my Kindle makes me think of it more as a book since that is what the Kindle is for, books. I've been making better changes and finding it easier to see where changes need to happen when I read it on the Kindle. I've been more picky since I'm thinking of it as a book.

Do you own an e-reader? What amazing things does it do?


Stephanie said...

hmmm, interesting - thanks for sharing!

Emy Shin said...

I don't have a Kindle, but am definitely interested in one now -- that sounds like such a wonderful way of using it. :)