Monday, February 9, 2009


Texting... It’s the form of talk that’s growing more and more popular. But, as a working brain and a working writer, it can also be used for more than just talking to friends. In this post, I would like to share how it can serve as a recorder for your thoughts on the go.

Most, if not all, phones have text messaging. As long as you have the means of sending one, that is all you need. You don’t need to spend money on Unlimited Texting or anything if you don’t use texts beyond this suggestion.

All you do is open an empty text message, type in what you want to remember (Hint- T9 is a wonderful thing. It allows you to push the letter button that you want just once instead of several times to get to the letter you want.), and hit the back button. That should give you the option to save or delete the message. You want to save it.

Now, since this is man-made technology and, in effect, unreliable, I suggest that you get your idea on paper as soon as you can. Your saved message will be in the Messaging folder in your Drafts. Once you have it down, you can then delete it to save room for other ideas.

When I’m on the run and don’t have time to get out my paper and pencil (or, God forbid, forgot it!), my phone comes in awfully handy as more than just a social/work line.

~L. Pierce

1 comment:

  1. Good advice. A friend of mine does this all the time and it really works for her. Have a great day!