Pen to Paper


Recently, I’ve started handwriting again. After the wave of technology, which covered my writing like thick smoke, I’ve stopped for awhile. But I remember a time where I would write whole books in notebooks. Carrying them around like an extra limb, and holding pencil to pad close to my chest like a scarlet letter. Now that I’ve started drafting posts on paper again, I’ve noticed a slight boost in the creative juices, racing easily from my brain and spilling black ink on the page. I forgot how fun this was, scribbling my heart into tangible form, and counting words by hand. Makes me wonder about the difference between the written and typed word. Why do I feel more accomplished having written this down first? Even if but a sentence? I like this and I think I’ll make it a habit again. Alas! The rebirth of pen to paper.

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I write to restore Black Historical Truth for the freedom of all people. Visit me online at and @yecheilyah on IG and Twitter.

7 thoughts on “Pen to Paper”

  1. I put pen to paper (a torn off piece of the newspaper) two days ago when the first line of a poem came into my head and I wasn’t near my computer (desktop). Once I had that first line I was good to go. My handwriting is pretty bad nowadays and I find the computer frees up my writing. I like seeing the lines of poetry and moving around words to fit the meter and capture my intention. I was surprised when I realized I write better at my computer than on paper.

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    1. That’s interesting. My handwriting is not so good as well. While I enjoy writing things down, I do organize the words better at the screen before publishing. Thanks for stopping by and dropping a word.

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