For Love of Pen & Paper

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Recently I’ve discovered a love for pen and paper.

There’s something delightful about sitting down with a notebook in hand and filling page after page with rambling ideas and stories. A fresh sheet of paper is full of so many possibilities. Here are some of the perks of writing by hand:

  • You get to watch the letters swirl on the paper. (Perhaps this isn’t as enjoyable if you write as sloppily as I do sometimes.)
  • It’s typically slower, so you can think more about what you’re writing. (This is particularly helpful for me when I’m writing in my journal.)
  • It can make you smarter. (Researchers have discovered that writing by hand works your brain differently than typing.)
  • It’s more personal. (Your handwriting is your own unique style. The way you write can show your mood and a bit of your personality.)

I suppose I’m old-fashioned and sentimental, but I can’t help but find handwritten letters and journals to be far superior to digital ones. And as much as I love e-mailing and typing, there’s nothing quite like the good old-fashioned pen and paper.

Even now, at this late day, a blank sheet of paper holds the greatest excitement there is for me — more promising than a silver cloud, and prettier than a red wagon.
—E.B. White

How about you? Do you enjoy writing by hand?

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9 thoughts on “For Love of Pen & Paper

  1. I love to write by hand! Sadly I think we’re losing the art, so to speak, as schools start using ipads and computers and some start not teaching cursive. (Thanks God I’m home schooled!) I love to write in my journal, recipe book, even my books that I write in notebooks. Also, I don’t know if anybody else noticed but where I live it’s getting harder and harder to find an actual notebook. The notebook section keeps on getting smaller and smaller in all the stores that have them! :( I guess it’s time to start making our own paper. (Ha Ha)

    1. Hello, Emma!
      That is great that you write by hand so much. (Being home schooled really is awesome. Isn’t it?) :)
      No, I haven’t noticed a smaller notebook section yet. But, lol…That’s funny about making your own paper. That would be amazing! :)

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