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Fonts and styles

Dodge - 6-30-2011 at 09:49 PM

So, what font are you writing in? Type size? Double spaced, single? To tab or not to tab....

I'm going to be writing in "American Typewriter" size 20 font (so that about 250 words equals about a page....
Single spaced, and tabbed.

What about you guys?

trilli - 6-30-2011 at 10:21 PM

I'm particular to writing in the standard manuscript form...tnr, 12, ds, with tab and headings. It makes me feel like it's one step closer to publish.

Wingman - 6-30-2011 at 10:26 PM

Comic sans 40 double spaced if I'm not using a screen reader

Keiko - 6-30-2011 at 11:22 PM

I'm writing with size 10 Constantia, light blue on a black background (much easier on my eyes). Oh and single spaced.

ChoKiba - 7-1-2011 at 04:24 AM

This time around I'm using Arial 12pt with a 1.5 spacing.

[Edited on 7-1-2011 by ChoKiba]

Erin - 7-1-2011 at 05:38 AM

Verdana, 8, 1.5 spacing. [:

Tina - 7-1-2011 at 05:59 AM

Cambria, 10pt, 1.5 spacing. White font on a dark grey background. :)

[Edited on 1-7-2011 by Kristina]

tereseh - 7-1-2011 at 06:01 AM

Umm... I'm just writing. XD I have no idea in which font, need to check... obviously Optima size 13 and it's single spaced.

janefendy - 7-1-2011 at 06:05 AM

I'm using TNR 12 with 1.15 spacing and line breaks between paragraphs. No tabbing. Black on white :) so standard XD

Rossiter - 7-1-2011 at 08:29 AM

Minion Pro 12pt and single-spaced. And I always use a black font on a white background; I find it much easier to read than light on dark.

I sometimes change my font while writing if I get bored of the current one, but they're always fairly standard-looking serif fonts.

Annymosa - 7-1-2011 at 08:40 AM

Courier New, size 12, 1,0 line spacing. :D I read that it's a good format for editing, so I'm forcing myself into the habit. ^^'
I suppose I'll edit it to something more enjoyable when I'm finished.

gorzek - 7-1-2011 at 08:42 AM

I am using Palatino Linotype as I type this up in Q10. It is oh so pretentious.

SianaBlackwood - 7-1-2011 at 10:05 AM

I'm using saxMono, 12pt, light green on a black background. I'm in FocusWriter, so no formatting whatsoever except italics. It's the only way I can stop myself editing as I go...

syaffolee - 7-1-2011 at 11:10 AM

I'm writing in size 10 point and Times New Roman. Very boring, but it lets me focus more on the story than what the words look like on the page.

Nightsong - 7-1-2011 at 11:32 AM

I do 12pt, TNR, single spaced. But I flip the page to layout mode and make two columns, so that my document looks like the pages of a book. For some reason it just makes more sense for me to write that way.

Oh, and always black text on white, but that's mostly because I use word and I'm too lazy to figure out if I can change it.

misaditas - 7-1-2011 at 12:15 PM

Courier New, 12 point, first line indent.

I'm using 1.5 line spacing right now, so I can see the flow better, but it'll be put to double before it goes off to the editor (a long time off, yet!)

Alies - 7-1-2011 at 12:28 PM

Handwriting (which changes with the material I use... and how long I've been writing ^^")
Courier New on WriteMonkey (12. 1.5 Green on Black)
And I use my mobile to write in my notes.

MidnightxBluexBlack - 7-1-2011 at 01:53 PM

I'm using Verdana 10 point font, single spaced, dark blue background with white font. I feel more motivated when I'm looking at my favorite color.

Mel - 7-1-2011 at 05:38 PM

I'm using DejaVu Serif, mostly because it's an opensource font that works on all my computers. XD

I'm in LSB, so I have a dark grey background with offwhite text, 1.5 spacing.

HeraldMage - 7-1-2011 at 05:59 PM

I'm using Arial, size 13.5 and 1.15 spacing :) I usually change my fonts a lot throughout the year, but this is the one I've started using recently. And I so totally wanna write on a colored background D:

JSBulldog89 - 7-1-2011 at 07:35 PM

Quote: Originally posted by Erin  
Verdana, 8, 1.5 spacing. [:


rebeldork - 7-1-2011 at 07:59 PM

Times New Roman, single spaced, 12 pt.

Boring, but I'm used to it.

Lave - 7-1-2011 at 08:24 PM

I'm using google doc, writing in DroidSerif, Size 10, and right now I'm writing it in "forum" format- just leaving a line between paragraphs, not indenting or anything proper. ^_^;

SitDownandWrite - 7-1-2011 at 09:08 PM

Quote: Originally posted by janefendy  
I'm using TNR 12 with 1.15 spacing and line breaks between paragraphs. No tabbing. Black on white :) so standard XD

Ditto this, but w/ tabs.

I will try the 2 page view though

marielaurent222334 - 7-1-2011 at 10:15 PM

I'm using TNR font 11 black on white word document with a double page to make it more look like a book.

thejustkat - 7-2-2011 at 12:23 PM

When I do my first draft, I use white font on a blue background. 14 pt Calibri (a somewhat small font). Single spaced with paragraph indents.

When I go to editing, I transform it to black on white, double spaced. I just find the blue more soothing for the first draft.

RJA - 7-4-2011 at 09:09 AM

I'm boring as well, using Times New Roman, 12 pnt and single spaced. Used to that and not really willing to change it haha ^_^

Ender Delphiki - 7-4-2011 at 09:32 AM

12 point Cambria for the most part, but 10 point Lucida Console for the parts where Penny is journalling. No fancy formatting with Google Docs, unfortunately... Although it would distract me if I did do it.

anonymouskitten - 7-4-2011 at 12:17 PM

It varies (like everything I do). ;)

Times New Roman, 12pt font, 12pt spacing. It's even more compact than single spacing, and it's great when you want a quick overview. (Seeing dialogue vs blocks of prose)

Otherwise, it's TNR, 12pt font, double space. The number of pages written makes me feel better. :P (29 vs 56 - big difference!)

Oh, and I always tab. It looks neater, more organized, and less intimidating. :)

Imnottelling - 7-5-2011 at 11:35 AM

Times, 20pt., single-spaced, tabbed, acid-green-on-black. No in-line formatting except the occasional em tag and the rare CAPSLOCK.

I save everything in plain text, though, so that pretty much changes the second I'm done with the actual writing part. I go for Kai and a more mundane black-on-white when I'm editing on screen, and a super-small 8pt. font and a two inch left margin when printing for a hard edit.

rome_raven - 7-5-2011 at 12:01 PM

I'm doing a mix of Verdana and Courier New at 11pt, single space, black on white in LSB. I'm not messing around with anything else right now until I get more comfortable with the program, or closer to printing this thing in the end. When it comes to editing it later, I'll probably bump it up to 1.5 for spacing.

JezzyHatesJazz - 7-5-2011 at 05:24 PM

Georgia, 12 point, automatic indent, 1.5 spacing, black on white, page numbers to keep track of chapter length. (I'm boring, apparently. ^^; )

[Edited on 7-5-2011 by JezzyHatesJazz]

Larchyk - 7-7-2011 at 05:24 AM

11-point Cambria, auto indent, single spaced. Nothing fancy here. My chapter numbers are size 20 Credit Valley, which I chose mostly because I wanted a nice looking but easily spotted chapter break.

inpais - 7-9-2011 at 08:54 AM

I'm currently using LJ (there seems to be problems with opening Word on my computer at the moment) but I usually type in either Verdana (10pt) or Plantaganet Cherokee (12pt), single spaced.