One thing you will learn if you do a Google search or even a YouTube search is how different writer’s write. Some take deep detailed notes, some write full chapter outline, and others (like myself) just start writing, and maybe come back later to jot down notes.
I guess you could say I prefer using a MacBook over a basic windows laptop. You see I had one when I was at Full Sail, but the graphics card went out. After that happened I got a regular laptop but wrote far less. I guess I just like some of the exclusive software for Mac.
I wish I read as much as I did as a kid, but the amount I do (usually an hour before bed) will have to do. Be it a book of fiction to entice my imagination, and help with my craft. Or a nonfiction book about writing to also help me craft a story, character, or world.
I’ve never been one to take notes or do deep outlines for my works. In fact, I dread the day I have to write a chapter outline for a publisher. Nevertheless, I do use pen & paper for basic notes & very small chapter outlines.
I am the creator of worlds and the destroyer of worlds. My job is that of a detective, a nameless knight, a murderer, and even a talking animal. My principals are that of a villain; cold, angry, and sometimes calm. Mixed with heroism. This is what I do; much and more. After all, I am a writer!