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Friday 5 for July 15: Scrivening

Image from PIxabay.

Answers to today’s questions at

1. What are your strengths as a writer?

I can write description and introspection until the cows come home. This is both a blessing and a weakness because it’s so easy to procrastinate by writing that instead of actions & progressing plot.

2. What are your challenges as a writer?

I find dialogue extremely hard to write. It always feels unnatural to me while I write and then later on too, when I read it.

3. When did you last write creatively?

July 13, 2022.

4. Which writers did you especially enjoy when you were a student?

Dean R. Koontz and not a specific writer, but those 1980s and early/mid-90s Star Trek novels as a whole.

5. What is your handwriting like?

I write print mostly, only regularly sign my name in cursive.

My cursive looks adolescent, like a child wrote it – awful, except for my name which looks a little bit better because it’s the thing I’ve written in cursive the last 35 years or so for hundreds of time.

I’m now quite satisfied with my print currently… two years ago I changed how I print the letter “a” – I used to write it with the typewriter font “a” (that’s how we were taught to print in school in the early 80s) but now I write it like in this picture:

This new font changed entirely how my print writing looks – it used to look disjointed and not attractive, but the new font I’m using makes everything look more regular, neater and rounded. I like it very much. In the last several weeks I’ve noticed that I’ve started to print other letters a little rounder as well, and I think that makes my printing look neater compared to the old way where some of my letter leaned a little bit backwards while others leaned a tiny bit forward. With this newer font, I somehow print more even.

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