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Why Pen and Paper Writing is better than Typing

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Why Pen and Paper Writing is better than Typing It mustn't have been long since you wrote a short shopping list, left a memo at your work desk or scribbled something on your kid's notebook. But, how long has it been since you last wrote a long draft with a pen and paper? It's awful to see an increasing number of people switching from writing to typing. The innovation of technology has altered the way people write and are slowly taking us away from the world of writing instruments. Needless-to-say, the use of pen and paper has rapidly declined over...

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Writer Quotes

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“The idea of just wandering off to a café with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for awhile is just bliss.” - J. K. Rowling“Good writing is clear thinking made visible.” - Bill Wheeler“Pens don't draw they unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently. - Jean Cocteau“A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity.” - Franz Kafka“I write because I don't know what I think until I read what I say.” - Flannery O'Connor

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The Writer's Corner -The Healing Power of Writing

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Putting pen to paper can be a cathartic experience, especially for authors.While going through a particularly difficult time in her life with a recent divorce and a new child,author J. K. Rowling suffered a debilitating depression. “I just thought I want to write, so I wrote the book. What was the worst that could happen? It could get turned down by every publisher in Britain. Big deal.”Political journalist and psychotherapist Laurie Nadel, PhD suffered from the burden of anxiety. Nadel found a way to ease her mind in volatile surroundings. She focused by writing for herself. "I thought that if...

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In Celebration of Penmanship

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Did you know that there is a national and international competition devoted to handwriting?The AAHC, Annual American Handwriting Competition and WHAC, World Handwriting Achievement Contest brings focus to the fine art of penmanship.You can enter in one of two different categories. Functional: this stresses legibility and Artistic: which spotlights calligraphy using decorative stokes. The winners vary based on age groupings. Anyone 8 years or older can participate. You must enter your writings by hard-copy mail. The cut-off time for this year’s submissions has just passed. But you have time to practice for next year!What a wonderful way to the art...

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Pen Trivia

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Question: How long is the longest hand written antique scroll?Answer: According to Guinness Book of World Records, the longest hand written scroll in over 85 feet long. The paper scroll is from 1835 and is archived in India.

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