Sunday, May 9, 2010

Can A Best Seller Be Written on an iPad?

I do a lot of writing on my iPad. Emails. Docs. Blogs. The most I've ever written is four pages.

So it got me thinking about novels. Can a best seller be written on the iPad?

The biggest issue to me would be typing. After more than a month of the iPad, there is a lot of getting use to with the onscreen keyboard. I have realized that I need to watch my finger placements. However, if one is motivated enough to this, I don't see this as a problem in the long term just as I am determined to write the bulk of my blogs on the iPad.

But there are other aspects to writing a story or novel than just hacking it out on a keyboard or screen. On the Mac, there is the Storymill that works for some writers. And in fact, about half a dozen such applications for the Mac. When it comes to the iPad's bigger siblings, there is no shortage of creative applications.

I guess what I am saying is whether there are enough tools for the iPad that can allow a writer to do his or her work on an iPad. The reason I am bringing this up now is because tablets are here to stay. They will go with us wherever we go and if a writer has a suddenly creative inspiration, the iPad needs to be ready.


-- Post From My iPad

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