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.

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