How a Laptop Can Save your Novel

One of the biggest concerns aspiring writers share during my Self-Publishing Speaking Series is their inability to find time to write. 

Life can get busy. Between work, commuting, family and friends, along with other responsibilities and distractions, one hardly has time to relax, let alone write a novel.

A laptop might provide the answer.

I purchased one and took it almost everywhere. I wrote on the bus on the way to work. Over lunch, I took it to the local library or coffee shop and worked there. Then again on the bus in the evening.

At night, I tried to commit at least one hour to write. This scheduling also allowed time to exercise or to have a meal with family and friends.

After a while I found I wasn’t missing some of those non-essential things. Television, email, and Facebook could all wait.

Laptops are getting lighter and cheaper as technology improves. It could be the best investment you ever made for your writing. Because regardless of how little spare time you have, your novel isn’t going to write itself.

See you out there! 

If you’re a writer, write. And if you’re a reader, keep reading. We need you!

Richard Todd is an author, blogger, and Social Media guy. Plus a few other things that get lost in the clutter. Visit him online at


Author: Richard S. Todd

Pro copywriter. Expressive voice artist. Award-winning public speaker.

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