Writing by hand is one of the ways I get back into a story I haven’t looked at for a while, so that’s what I’m doing these days.
It is a good feeling, writing by hand. There’s something more organic, visceral about it–it feels like I’m using my body to write, which isn’t entirely true: I’m using a pen, which is a device much as a laptop is, but there’s a pleasure in connecting finger to letter on the page.
Old-fashioned writing by hand has many benefits: it relieves stress, helps express feelings, reinforces memory. I used to write letters to other bloggers, but that has gone by the wayside–life, writing, and volunteering have taken over.
I was wondering if anyone would be interested in exchanging letters/ postcards? It does take a bit of effort, but it feels good to receive real letters in the post box, instead of just bills and flyers.
I’d also encourage everyone to write by hand to others, because in a world of emails and texts, a handwritten note is special.
Do you write to others by hand? If you’re a writer, do you ever write any of your work by hand? Whether you’re a reader or a writer, would you like to exchange letters with me? When was the last time you wrote by hand?
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