Ditto...and I have yet to find some efficient filing system that will hold those off-the-cuff thoughts written on envelopes, paper napkins, facial tissue, and even the backs of seed packets (just depends on what's handy).
I'm an otherwise right-handed person who is left-handed when I write; so although I can certainly use a pen, there's some kind of little thing that goes on that makes me focus more on the mechanics of writing than on just letting the thoughts come out if I use a pen. I don't even know how other left-handed people hold their pen the way they do, because I hold mine like a right-handed person (which feels right but probably doesn't help with the mechanics of the whole business ).
Oddly, I'm more comfortable writing mirror image; but since the whole left to right thing is so ingrained in me, there's something "off" about trying to write that way too. (Well, I know know... It's just plain weird. ) All else aside, I have to make a real effort to make my handwriting neat (and I'll never make it pretty). So all in all, it's just an unpleasant and ugly affair for me to write by hand.
Now, the typewriter: 100 wpm, thoughts straight from brain to keyboard. It's almost as fast for me to write as to have an in-person discussion. So,
keyboard, keyboard, keyboard. Thank God for keyboards!!
What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a pen name as a writer on HubPages (or as a writer in general)? Also, does using a pen name impact your ability to defend/claim your work if it's stolen?
I find that most of the comments on hp are either thanking or reassuring the writer. I think hubbers believe it's worth more petting the writer on the back than telling him or her if something feels wrong. This way we...