Writing novels has evolved from the time of manuscripts to the present where writers can write books using their phones. Writers who are used to the traditional methods of writing or beginners are often hesitant about utilizing their phones to author and publish books because of reasons best known to them. Tools used to write are subjective since the goal is to have a quality output regardless of the tool used.
Putting down a novel using your mobile is a good idea because inspiration may come at any moment and there is a good chance that you may not always carry your notebook or laptop. The phone tops the list of vital items that are always carried everywhere. This makes it easier to put your thoughts into words any moment an idea develops. Suppose an idea comes during your sleep, waking up to look for a notebook and a pen may be a hassle unlike taking your phone to record audio that will be transcribed later. With a phone, you can capture some sources of inspiration through a video, or an image that will help you remember key details to include in your novel. Laptops are not as mobile as phones, that should not stop you from operating a mobile to note things down in some places like in a coffee shop, or when traveling.
Using a phone to write a novel has challenges that may make it hard for some authors to complete their book. Typing on mobile is slower compared to a physical keyboard connected to a laptop or a desktop. It is easy to get distracted from notification alerts from different apps that cause an interruption from your train of thought. If you are writing an entire novel on your phone then the formatting of huge chunks of text is likely to be incorrectly formatted which makes editing difficult. Grammatical errors are more common while typing using a phone than other computers.
Precisely writing an entire novel on your phone can be way more problematic than using a computer. You can only use your phone in cases where you cannot access a computer and that is the only option left. Use a phone to note down short projects that do not require many words, paragraphs, and pages. If you choose to use a phone, back up your work on the cloud to make it easy to access your work with other devices that can make writing more efficient.