I use the fountain pen and write slowly, sometimes surrounding one thought with related ones, and at other times jotting the steps backwards from an ultimate destination in order to identify the necessary tasks I'd gloss over if I started at the beginning.
Slower is better and it guards me from distractions; those wolves that seize and so thoroughly shred one's focus that the parts are later unrecognizable.
Pen. Ink. Paper. Thoughts.
Thinking. Thinking. Thinking.
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