Use them like chop sticks in your hair, Make a pinwheel, then use a push pin to stick it to the eraser.
Simic was praising the use of notebooks of course, and, stationery fetishism asideit got me thinking about authors who write their novels and poems longhand into notebooks rather than directly onto the screen.
There must be some. Actually, it turns out there are quite a few. I have hundreds of them filled with my scribbles tucked away in boxes.
I also buy them obsessively, so I probably have just as many empty notebooks lying around the house ready and waiting to be filled. The sound bores into me, it fills me with an anxiety I could do without.
Writing longhand is a whole different feeling. For a start, I can take my notepads and pens everywhere I go; which means I can write anywhere I want, when I want. This is good for me as my writing comes to me in fits rather than prolonged spells.
Only when my work is finished in longhand do I transfer it to a computer, editing as I type up. I find this part of my writing process the least enjoyable. Writing on the page stays on the page, with its scribbles and rewrites and long arrows suggesting a sentence or paragraph be moved, and can be looked over and reconsidered.
Also, you know, the internet. There are far too many distractions when writing directly onto the screen. The internet being the main culprit. The physicality of longhand pleases me.
A lined notebook is less judgmental. But most importantly, I write in a more economical way. I think harder about one good sentence following another, which for me is all that matters. I think the economy of writing longhand is to do with its pace.
Which is something Alex Preston has found out. I composed my first book in a computerised blur; for the second, I wanted to be more scrupulous, more thoughtful. This is the pace of longhand. Writing with the fetish objects — the Uni-ball penthe Rhodia notebooks —and watching the imprint of pen on page reminds us that writing is a craft.
If everything is done on keyboards and fibre-optic wires, we may as well be writing shopping lists or investment reports. For me, writing longhand is an utterly personal task where the outer world is closed off, just my thoughts and the movement of my hand across the page to keep me company.
The whole process keeps me in touch with the craft of writing. Above all, though, writing longhand is a secretive pleasure.Automatic works cited and bibliography formatting for MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian citation styles.
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