Choose the right pen for your hand and needs
#1. Know your dominating hand and stay there.
Ambidextrous writer - Da Vinci to quote one - can write with both the hands at nigh equal pace.
Although psychologists opine one must know their comfort zone first and foremost. This is important for
a southpaw’s brain alignment is supposedly symmetrical to that of ambidextrous. Hence its likely a
southpaw will be tempted to go ambidextrous by a chan ge in hand, in turn, a change in the writing
Not all pens suit the left-handed same way it suits the right handed. Fountain Pens are tipped to suit
both types of writers, especially those who are ambidextrous. It is debatable but subjective. And, being
subjective one must check as to whether the Pen fits their dominating hand or not. If you can write well
with both hands like Da Vinci? Then try and find out which hand dominates more. The one you choose
to play the cover drive, or the one for the flick of the wrist.
#2. Know which Pen is ideal for your Professional/Personal Need.
Not all pens suit a profession same way it suits other professions. For example, have you seen doctors
write prescriptions with a fountain pen? One wonders why because doctors write in a screwy manner.
And, fountain pen’s ink cartridge has a reputation of inducing both stylish writing and screwy writing at
once. Don’t misconceive me, for I am not averse to fountain pens. To be more factful, fountain pens are
revered by Winston Churchill, Stephen King and even Neil Gaiman whose an avid fountain pen collector.
Through his Twitter handle, Gaiman once announced he prefers a “Pilot Custom 823 Amber” to sign
autographs. And, a Lammy 2000 to write novels.
You may be a Gaiman, an anonymous ghostwriter like me or even a calligraphy expert settled
somewhere in California. But, you should try and understand which pen suits your professional needs.
And, which is apt for personal use.
#3. QED the Fountain Pen: Ball Pen equation based on Point #2
Businessmen prefer fountain pens for that is glossy on the eye. Whereas, ball pens are highly affordable
and give quick-fixes for the working-class people especially.
One can go on debating the pros and cons of both, but there is never a definitive answer. It is subjective
for a fountain pen is prone to leakage, but less prone to forgery. Since the opaque ink in fountain pens
leaves messy signatures, a forger’s job - to mess things up - is that much difficult. Which is to say, you
might as well approach a forger to know which fountain pen is the best in the world.
Apparently, that is my fourth point.
#4. Rely on the Best Brand: Never mind the Price Tag.
Once you settle with fountain pen: ball pen debate by way of cheating or subconsciously - it is time to
finalize the buying decision. IMHO buying a Pen should follow the same rigid process as for buying any
product for that matter. The process of querying peer opinions. Of trying to understand the pros and
cons of each product through product reviews. And, figuring out which brand suit certain professional
etiquettes and which is ideal for your personality.
As far as I am concerned, Parker is the quintessential fountain pen brand selling its products way back
from the World War II period. In 1941, Parker pitched the Parker 51 as “World’s Most Wanted Pen.”
Apparently, that trope hasn’t changed much even today only the adjectives differ: “Most Famous
Parker” read Amazon.
This is not to patronize Parker, though, for no one cannot rule out Mont Blanc either. The German
Jeweler turned pen maker revolutionized mere pens to “luxury pen” if you think about it. And, maybe
made it rather niche as well in its entirety.
Open QED, No Conclusion
Have I settled the fountain pen/ball pen situation? Fear I may not have, guilty as charged.
The best way to decide, having done all things you could do is to simply play that two-fingers exercise.
As in? Raise both the index-finger and middle-finger and ask somebody to pick one. Just saying. Fingers
do play a big role in how well your write with a pen. Which is to say, hope you won’t show the middle
finger to this blog. And, here is hoping you find the information I’ve shared to be relatively enlightening
Share your thoughts in the comments section. Thank You.
Author- bio: Levin George is a Search Engine Optimizer at OfficeRock.com. He actively pursues interests
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