When writing on paper, do you prefer to use pen or pencil?
Just a simple question I am curious about. I personally prefer pen, because it is easier to see and it slides more smoothly than a pencil. Also, sometimes pencils get dull and you have to sharpen them, or they tip can break. I don't like it when I am deep into what I am writing, and I have to pause the flow. But, I know other people prefer pencil. What's your opinion?
I always use pencil, unless writting letters to friends and family, then I use a fountain pen. Letters that for the running of day-to-day life can be done with any old ball point, typewriter or email.
Anything......when I have a thought I grab whatever, marker, pencil, crayon (yes, happened once at school). You never know when the muse will strike!
Very good answer! I do find I have to use a pencil sometimes, if there is no useable pen around me. I recently actually wrote a section of my story in dark colored pencil because I could not find my pen.
Hello. I used to like pencils but here lately I've come to appreciate the use of antique pens. I find them to give me a sense of style. To think of what might have been written with these pens intrigues me. But I do have a few antique mechanical pencils that are awesome. The pens win out all the time unless I'm drawing.
I wrote a letter this very afternoon and used a blue biro pen. The experience was positive.
In the past I've used an inkpen which is always a very exciting thing to do because you never know if the thing is going to suddenly empty on you and your word dry up before your very eyes.
I never use a pencil.
That depends if I am on earth or in space. Most pens don't work in space, so I keep a pencil, just in case I need to put a message in a bottle...
I always use a pen. Between my bad handwriting and poor eyesight, a black or blue ink pen provides much better contract. Granted you cannot erase. I could say I never have a need to, but that would not be truthful. I just scratch out and rewrite. Approximately 99 percent of what I write is on the computer.
Nowadays, there is a new stage of my relationship with pencils. Something let me think that I am sharpening my mind while I am sharpening my pencil.
I actually hate pencils because I cannot sharpen them right. Being left-handed, they always sharp more to one side than the other which present´s serious problems when the point starts to fade.
I also don't like sharpening pencils either lol not because I am left handed, it's because it really irritates me when it either doesn't sharpen right, or keeps breaking.
Oh, so you don't write on the back of dressers with a crayon any more?
In school and college, I preferred pencils. It was cleaner and easier to correct typos. Now, work requires me to use blue ink pen to sign documents so I always use that. I rarely write with pencils anymore.
Hmm now your question got me thinking. I guess I haven't used pencils in a while, but I like using really sharp ones when writing. Lately I've used pens more and I like ones that really write well. ^_^
I like to use pen because pencil smears on paper and it's hard to read later. You can't erase pen but I still think it's better for most writing purposes.
Good to bite when nervous. The pen gets ink all over your mouth and when you chew it too much the lid iwont go on again.
Lol, good point there. I do sometimes bite the end of my pen, so I have never had a problem with the ink getting into my mouth.
Its usually the really cheap pens made from plastic, that will break under the nervous teeth trying to answer the tricky question that you go over and over, but can´t get to the answer hanging at the tip of the tongue.
I always use writing in pen as whatever you write is original whereas writing with pencil can be erased and you can tailor your ideas which may not reflect your true personality. I am typing this online and would also like the HP to withdraw the reedit facility available only for a few minutes. Readers can judge the words even if they are misspelled. Keeping in line with my motto "Speak Truth and Forget", I allow free flow of words from my heart either to be written by pen or through keyboard online but never with pencil which can give a distorted version of your personality tailor made to impress the online communities.
Yes! I was just explaining to my boyfriend this morning, how I really actually love the mistakes you can make with a pen. Say if I accidently wrote the wrong word, maybe it's the universes way of telling me, that word is okay, and it might fit!
I prefer a mechanical pencil unless I'm writing a letter to someone.
It's always pencil. I feel more confident when using pencil, my inspiration comes faster and i write faster when using pencil. lol
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