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Writing Corner

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“The perfect pen and the perfect paper and me working on work that pleases me and has no note for the critics.” - John SteinbeckEdgar Allan Poe believed that handwriting is an indication of character revealing our “mental qualities.” Indeed, the marks we leave on the paper are our most intimate of thoughts. Few exercises offer the not always seamless collaboration between brain and body like that direct line of the brain and the tip of the pen reaching paper creating copy.John Steinbeck (February 27, 1902–December 20, 1968) captures this curious role of the pen as a negotiator between brain...

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Writing Corner

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Far Eastern calligraphy is an art within art, a way of life, and a path to immortality. Just like love fills the heart, calligraphy fills our souls, nourishing a new sense of life born out of selflessness, absence of pride in the fertile soil of a pure mind. It can intrigue you by stimulating the deepest layers of sensitivity accessible to a human being. Life experience adds a lot of flavor to one’s work. In this capacity, it cannot be learned, and it ought to be experienced, it cannot be rushed, but it must be earned.The importance of choosing the...

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Writing Corner - Wild Bill Hickok Last Letter to his Wife

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Wild Bill Hickok Last Letter to his Wife One of the beauties of a hand written letter is that they can live on long after the writer is gone. Be the reason sentimental or historical, reading a hand written letter from long ago packs an emotional response like nothing else. James Butler Hickok, also known as Wild Bill Hickok, was a skilled gunfighter and lawman from the American old west. He was also a professional gambler between his law-enforcement duties. On August 2, 1876, Hickok was playing poker at Deadwood, in the Black Hills of Dakota Territory. He had a...

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Inspiring the young to write

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In order to keep the art of writing, and writing in cursive penmanship, alive sometimes we all need a little inspiration. It is important to inspire our young ones to keep both arts alive. Here are some fun, sure-fire questions to prompt and get the young creative juices flowing.1. If I was a super hero what kind of super hero would I be and what powers would I have (This can also be done using villains)?2. If you were given 3 wishes what would they be and why?3. If I could invent a new toy what kind of toy would...

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Penmanship Writing Corner - Write Often

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Penmanship Writing Corner Write Often If you really want to improve your penmanship you need to practice, An occasional note, birthday card , and a grocery list is a chance to practice, as is the ‘honey do’ list. But if you are serious about being able to showcase your exemplary penmanship skills keep a journal, pen a short story or copy cursive writing from a template, anything that will give you more experience forming letters and words. I must admit my cursive is excellent; it must have been all those black and white composition books where I had to practice...

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