Cannot Write Without: John Scalzi

The question in the lagoon this month: What’s the one thing you cannot write without?

Today’s answer comes from SF celebrity author and karaoke rock god: John Scalzi.


I can’t write without a computer.

I started writing stories the same year the first Mac came out and so literally I’ve never not written on anything other than a computer.I think about trying to write on a typewriter and it makes me want to run screaming into the night.

So, yes. A computer, please.


John Scalzi is the most excellent author of Redshirts and Old Man’s War and a ton of other really great SF books. He’s the proprietor of the Whatever website, and as much fun to hang out with at conventions as he is online. He lives in Ohio with his supergoddess wife Krissy,  ultrafabulous daughter Athena, one dog, one cat, and two brand new kittens (be sure to follow him online to see all the fabulous photos).

And Alethea Mermaid misses him very much!

Your argument is invalid.

2 thoughts on “Cannot Write Without: John Scalzi

  1. Welcome to the lagoon! Your argument is valid. 🙂
    Although I’ve been known to write on the back of receipts or my kids’ PTO flyers, that’s usually for jotting down quick ideas. My first book (wayyyyyyy under the bed) was written longhand in a three-ring binder. I haven’t done that since getting my MAC.
    Great having you here! Thanks for adding to our Must-Haves list.

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