The Creative Benefits of Writing your works with Pen and Paper
I've noticed a change in my energy level and a strengthening in my overall tolerance since I picked up a pen to write. Not writing while typing away on a computer but writing with pen kissing paper. I love handwriting in my book of blue lined three holed paper held together with a tri-colored pastel binder. The kind I used to use in Junior High and High school. I forgot how fulfilling this simple exercise in writing is.
"Our hands are hardwired to our hearts" says author Lisa Garrigues... she goes on to say in her book Writing Motherhood: Tapping Into Your Creativity as a Mother and a Writer ..."Writing is a creative act; artists work with their hands. Moving a pen across the page is like moving a paintbrush across a canvas. When we write by hand, we fall into the natural rhythm of our breath. And with breath comes inspiration. (the word inspiration derives from the latin verb spiro, which means "to breathe")
"The typewriter separated me from a deeper intimacy with poetry, and my hand brought me closer to that intimacy again". Pablo Neruda
I've also noticed that I am more organized and tolerant...piecing stories and articles together feel much simpler.
Writing used to antagonize me...I used think too much before I sat to type at the computer...there were times when I would sit before a blank computer screen praying for something to come out...but with pen and paper-- writing flows genuinely...it's as if the words are being freed from imprisonment...when I first started writing in my book I couldn't write fast enough...my thoughts poured out like water from a jug...my pen was like the glass...overflowing onto the counter...I've managed to keep up these days...no more messy spills...just free writing.
I used to journal a lot when I was much younger but I hadn't taken the time to revisit the practice until lately...my computer became too convenient...making the writing process simpler...especially if you can type fast like I can...however...now that I'm writing on paper once again it feels nice.
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There was a time when every notebook I used to buy I filled it up with words. Nothing but words. There were stories, information about sports I was interested
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Journal writing by hand may seem old-fashioned, but heres why I recommend it.
1. It feels good
2. It gets the juices flowing especially when you feel blocked
3. It gives you a much needed break from computers and PDA's
4. It challenges you to do something you have become unaccustomed to doing...therefore enriching your moment