What do mortals prefer? To write by pen or type on their computer?
Honestly, pen. Typing seems too distant. Beautiful calligraphy and hand written notes are always wonderful.
by pen because it feels more visceral. I like hearing the sound the pen makes as it scratches the paper, and to feel the power behind each thought as it flows as quickly as I can think them. By pen is superior.
Computer - and if there's no computer, then at least a typewriter. I have the tricky (and from I've read, not all that rare) situation of being a mostly "right-handed" person who does a few isolated tasks with the left hand, one of them being handwriting. Between that and having to push my hand and sleeve across ink that's just been used, I need a keyboard if I'm to be able to eliminate a lot of the "whatever" that goes on between my head and that left hand. I don't even know how to hold the pen the way most lefties do, so - I don't know- maybe if I did, writing wouldn't be such a challenge (but it's too weird and awkward feeling for me, so - again - I don't know... ). On top of everything else, my handwriting is ugly unless I really take it slow and be really deliberate (and even then it's only readable, not nice to look at). Being someone who needs stuff to be organized and attractive looking (or at least not a giant mess), even looking at my rotten looking handwriting makes my brain frazzled. lol
So, with all that, along with the fact that I can type just about as quickly as I can think up sentences (not quite, but close), I absolutely need a keyboard (at least if I'm going to care about whether or not the writing is half decent. Oh.... I'm getting frazzled even just imagining using that left hand to write. lol
By pen (and/or pencil) then computer.
For years I have kept a notepad close at hand (sometimes madly searching for any scrap of paper to write down idea before I forget it)
My ideas come at odd times..middle of the night etc.
I try and get every thing down or at least started on paper,then when I have more time I will transfer onto the computer.
I can not speak for everyone , As for me I prefer writing with a quill feather pen & The blood from a Quail.
black sharpie medium felt marker always. Wishing I could publish my books in print handwritten
I often cannot read my own writing, so I must type. However, handwritten poems (penned as neatly as I could) made more of an impact on several young ladies ... The pen personalizes things.
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