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The Lost Art of Penmanship – Evolution or Regression?

Penmanship

I made a point recently about the lack of ‘actual’ writing I do. You know, with my hand and a real life pen. The post discussed Distributed Cognition, a concept that debates where the boundaries of thought are and one example is the use of a pen. Does the physicality of using a pen change your thought process through the action of writing? Where do your thoughts end, and the pen and ink begin, and what is the reciprocal effect of the thought, hand and pen interacting.

Why am I talking about this again? Well, in my author interviews, I ask a provocative question making a point that the publishing industry is in decline (I don’t actually think it is, but it tends to provoke an interesting answer). That question got me thinking, is penmanship in decline? Continue reading

Writespiration #5

writespiration 5

I love these little posts, mostly because they inspire me too. Sometimes they give me ideas for characters or flash fiction or plot twists, other times not so much, but I at least hope they are helping someone out there in the bloggishpere!

So to the picture…

where did you leave? was it home? work? or a fantasy place? was it somewhere you were meant to be? or were you doing something naughty, illegal or evil?

who did you see? an ex, an old tutor, an alien, a long lost lover, the one who got away, someone who hurt you, physically hurt you or someone you care about… the options are endless.

As always, let me know if this inspired you