(from a book recommendation thread.)jacob wrote: ↑Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:59 pmAlso suggest adding Stephenson's Cryptonomicon ... it has a lot of Enigma/Bletchley park in there as a parallel story. Might also want to add the Baroque cycle et al. (3 books) for a lot of Newton/Leibnitz stuff. It has an interesting background in that the manuscript was all handwritten. Anathem is about [long] time (and alternative timelines).
That's so much handwriting!
I write for a living (not creative writing, sadly) and I'm always saying I'm going to do more longhand, but I never get around to it. At least, not for work. When I'm writing creatively, or in a journal, I enjoy writing freehand. I like the way it feels to put pen to paper. I like doodling in the margins. I like being forced to slow down.
But I still don't do it that often, as speed ends up taking precedence.
Does anyone make it a point to write by hand? Do you notice a difference in the quality or style of your writing? Jacob, I think I remember you saying at some point you were trying that out as a way to make your ideas more concise, I'd be curious to hear how that went.