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Hand Writing Day

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Svrtnsse, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. Svrtnsse

    Svrtnsse Staff Article Team

    Ahoy scribes!

    My friend Kat is doing a series of daily videos about what to celebrate each day. Turns out today is National Hand Writing Day, and I figured I should try and alert you all to it, seeing as this writing thing is something we all take some kind of interest in.

    You can read a little more about the history of the celebration here: National Handwriting Day celebrates penmanship - CNN.com

    ...and the video my friend did (yes, I'm shamelessly promoting her work without her even asking me to), is here:

    I normally do all my writing on my laptop, but I have a dear friend to whom (OMG! whom, and probably misused too) I occasionally write by hand. It's kind of refreshing, and I might just go write another letter just for the sake of it.

    You go write someone a letter too now you hear. Okay!
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  2. skip.knox

    skip.knox toujours gai, archie Moderator

    I've posted before about the benefits of writing by hand. But this time, your post brought to mind a recent episode of Portlandia in which the young, hipster couple was supposed to write a hand-written letter. They couldn't form letters, didn't know how to hold a pen. It was pretty funny.
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  3. Heliotrope

    Heliotrope Staff Article Team

    Skip that is funny!

    I do worry about this. I teach middle school and more and more work is being done on the computer. Kids just aren't practicing printing skills like they used to. I use the computer a lot and find my hand gets much tireder more quickly than it used to.

    However, I do ALL my outlining, character bios, notes and setting notes in hand. I find that my creative mind works much better when I write things in hand. I have an intense binder filled with all my character bios, setting, notes etc that looks fairly similar to one of my student's binders.

    I wish I could post pics of my storyboard lol. It is a work of art.
  4. This is massacre the English language day for me. I think I would be better served just to dip a chicken's feet in ink and let it walk across the page.
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