Friday, May 23, 2014
The Beauty of Ink
This post by Matthew Lang on machines and assumptions has revived an old worry of mine about the difference between writing with a computer as opposed to a pen or even a typewriter.
If I had my druthers, I'd write all initial drafts of long manuscripts with a fountain pen. [Author Shelby Foote used the old nib pens which had to be dipped in ink.]
The slower process brings us closer to the words as we carefully shape our thoughts.
We become part of the page and are not hovering above it.
Posted by Michael Wade at 7:25 AM