When you write, what do you need to get the job done? Any special writing tools you use?
You might think your writing tools — pens, pencils and paper — are not that important, but I challenge you to try writing with the following writing implements. You may well change your mind when you foucs on how fun they are to use:
I propose a good #2 pencil. If you were born in the USA, you learned to write with these, and the best ones are still made right here in the states. These are good for note-taking and personal journals. I use them almost exclusively these days for personal use, but I wouldn't use them for correspondence with clients or any work you will be sharing.
There's just something about the wood and the lead in a superior quality pencil. Good writing tools don't splinter; they sharpen easily, and the erasers are soft and don't dry out quickly like the ones "Made in China." Generally, if there are decorations on the pencil, or if it's wrapped with a thin layer of plastic around a design (hearts, rainbows, whatever) the quality suffers. The lead is brittle, and the wood is not uniform. Stay away from those. They are for amatuers and 2nd graders.
My absolute favorite pencils are the Papermate Mirado Classic 100% Premium Cedar Pencils…but they are hard to find. Anything Made int he USA outside of the above brand tend to be good, too.
For pens, I favor the Pilot Precise V5 or V7 Rolling Ball pen. Smooth, flowing ink. Never a catch or scratch and always uniform lines. Inexpensive, but high-quality pens. Nice, light balance, too.
Good writing requires good writing tools. Even just taking notes requires good tools. I guarantee that the smoother your pencil or pen glides across the paper, the more fun it is to write and the better your writing..
Get Comfortable. Relax your grip; write loose and large if that keeps your hand from cramping.
When you are comfortable your thoughts flow better. Are you seeing a pattern here? "Flow"…"glide"…"smooth"…"loose"…
Your creative thoughts will follow the high-quality trend if you make use of high-quality writing tools.
Do you agree? If you have an opinion one way or another, then you are probably a writer and I would love to hear from you over on Facebook!
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