When I began writing I was obsessed with paper and pencil. The sound soothed me.
Thanks for the reminder Stuart. Great blog and a great read! I’m going to go sharpen some pencils right now!
As much as I recommend avoiding the romanticism of the writer’s life, I do find myself fascinated by famous authors’ creative processes. And what …Why Using Pencils To Write May Be More Eye-Opening Than You Think
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Great blog post share! I might pull out a pencil and try it out today!
Hey Michele! Me too 😊
I love pencils … and pencil crayons … for writing … and tutoring (can’t imagine math without pencils, right?)! What I don’t love is how fast modern plastic pencils go dull, and how easily they break the tips of pencils. So I recently bought an old-fashioned metal pencil sharpener (X-Acto brand, if you’re wondering) … and screwed it onto my desktop (I’ll never lose it like those plastic ones—yay!) for about the same price as maybe 4 or 5 of those nasty plastics that need replacing every 3 or 4 months! It’s wonderful! (Not to mention that in the reviews, people mentioned they’ve used them for 10 years plus and still growing strong! What a deal!).
Oops … I mean modern plastic pencil sharpeners (not pencils), LOL!
I love it! When I wrote with pencils they HAD to be sharp. I had one of those exact sharpeners~~same as elementary school! I
Now I’m wondering where mine is. Hmmm 🤔lol. Thanks Norma.
Thanks so much for the share, Faye! I too LOVE the sound of pencil on paper, particularly wood ones. But for sharpness (and economy), I’ve also been acquiring a couple mechanical pencils. Doesn’t sound as good though.
Hey Stuart. You blog brought back great memories. Mechanical pencils~~such a different feel. I like the old fashioned wooden pencil nice and sharp!