Back Up Your Writing! – Guest Post at TRSA by Jaq D Hawkins…

Reblogged from TRSA:

I was a relative latecomer to the computer age. As a writer, I went from typewriter to dedicated word processor and my files were kept on floppy disk. Remember those? I also still have rather a lot of manuscript pages in hard copy from various projects of that era.

I didn’t begin to write on a computer until after the year 2000. I had moved in with a boyfriend who was a computer programmer and he encouraged me to use his computer for writing. Luckily I was slow to warm up to this idea because right after we got a second computer, we had a hard drive crash. Much of the data was recovered that time, at a cost. Little of it was mine apart from some first Photoshop experiments, using Photoshop 4.

Roll ahead to 2018. I’ve had three computers of my own, the current one hand built by my current geeky boyfriend. I refer to him and his grown sons as “geek squad” because they are all very computer literate and constantly after me to upgrade this and that. I’ve also discovered this useful gadget called an external hard drive, for backing up files.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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5 Responses to Back Up Your Writing! – Guest Post at TRSA by Jaq D Hawkins…

  1. Many thanks for sharing, Sue 🤗❤️🤗


  2. great post – thank you

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I back up all my photography on external drives, but the stuff on this blog, I get periodic downloads — which I back up — but I doubt they would be much use to me as a writer. I have something like 8000 posts. I would hate to lose them, but I have WordPress’s backups saved and I’m not going to live forever, so when I go, the writing will go with me. And I doubt anyone will miss it.


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