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I find hand written poetry beautiful. I don't do it very often anymore. I have carpal tunnel and writing too long causes me more pain than typing or text typing on my phone. I also find my brain jumps all over the place so my journals look like a bunch of nonsense with tons of arrows. I used to rewrite them out once done so I would at least have one beautiful copy.

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My initial compositions are hand written, but I don't expect anybody else to want to try and decipher my caveman scratch.

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Oh for sure. Ya gotta wonder how many are still using fountain pens compared to how many use a keyboard or straight to phone.

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Same here. First drafts can look super sloppy but at least I can track my first thoughts and then type from there. I leave space in between each line for first edits or small rewrites.

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Brain vomit! I love it! The eggheads would call it the muse, but I say whatever gets it on the page. Just keep a blotter handy.

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MidnightSonneteer said:Oh for sure. Ya gotta wonder how many are still using fountain pens compared to how many use a keyboard or straight to phone.

I have a host of fountain pens at the ready. ha! generally, i whip out my notebook whenever a line comes to me and i jot it down with a pen that i have attached to it. but sometimes i write in pencil. or i type myself notes in my phone. or i sit down at my computer and write it that way. it really just depends.

i love to see glimpses of peoples journals/rough drafts. it lets you see a behind the curtain a little bit.

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I used to pen all of my poetry by hand during the 1990's and into the mid-2000's and did a lot of my work while hanging out at the local library, where I was doing mentoring for one of the children there. This old man saw me writing one day, saw how small and yet how legible my style of handwriting is, and said to me: "You know, that's an art!" and I thanked him for the compliment. These days, I just use OpenOffice on my desktop and keep a folder with everything I ever wrote in it, along with a backup copy on a flash drive just in case. I ended up, over the years, putting all of my works on my computer anyway, to make it easier to post them online. But my handwriting is still just as unique as it always was. I simply have less cause to make use of it these days than in years past.

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Thanks for sharing, interesting.

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I'd love to have handwritten copies of everything, even though my own was never amazing.  Unfortunately, I can't write more than a sentence at a time these days.  Maybe I need a personal secretary!

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I have an A5 notebook in my bag at all times so I can write if Iím on a train, in a park, in the woods, on the fly. Itís stained and torn and tatty, and I just love that it lives my moments with me.

I love writing on paper and Iíd say a good 70% of mine are. Thereís something holy about sitting in the yard at first light with that first cup of tea and the sunrise and a notebook.

I do write on my phone for convenience sometimes. Ie/ if Iím in bed and canít sleep and suddenly have a flash of inspiration, then yeah I like the convenience of that.

Iíve posted a few handwritten shorts before. I think itís a dying art form. I literally still send physical postcards because I love handwritten so much 😂

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