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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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Pen Trivia

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Pen Trivia Question: Many U.S. Presidents were prolific letter writers, especially our third president Thomas Jefferson. How many letters is it estimated that he wrote during his lifetime?Answer: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) wrote nearly 20,000 letters in his lifetime. Writing was so important to him his need for quills caused him to breed geese solely for that reason.

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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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Featured Story

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One of the premiere museums in the world is New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Founded in 1870, the museum houses over 2 million works of art. Being the largest museum in the Western Hemisphere, it is one of the most visited destinations in a city known for its destinations. To highlight some of the museum’s treasured artists’ works, a collection of fine writing instruments was created based on the style of these artists. These pens afford a surprisingly great value for both the discriminating fine writing instrument collector and art connoisseur.At such attractive prices you can purchase more...

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Writer Quotes

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“A writer never has a vacation. For a writer life consists of either writing or thinking about writing.” - Eugene Ionesco“If I waited till I felt like writing, I’d never write at all.” - Anne Tyler“Forget about all the rules. Forget about being published. Write for yourself and celebrate writing.” - Melinda Haynes“Start writing no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” - Louis L’Amour“The writer is by nature a dreamer – a conscious dreamer.” – Carson McCullers

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