There are many ways to get thoughts and ideas out of our brains and into some physical form.
Do you use pens pencil paper or are you a digital only person?
Do you use different tools for different writing tasks?
There are many ways of collating information and recording ideas or evidence for things but... we are here to write and so the desired outcome is prose (even if you class writing activity as reading researching editing etc, the end product is the written word).
Do participants have a preference? Often here we discuss the types of activity we may do in different media and share tips about packages or aids.
Article on why the tools we use are important - number 19 in the document