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« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2007, 11:07:48 PM »

what mostly makes me love them is the profound black that cannot be matched.

Agreed.  Though the other colors are nearly as deep.  I first discovered the G2 when I was editing my first novel, and was in the "print out the next-to-last draft and redline it for grammar and style nits" stage.  I'd been using red Bic pens, and then I took home a red G2 from the office.  (Hey, I don't work there any more, the statute of limitations on pen theft is over.)  >8->

When you edit with a red G2, you cannot miss the corrections on the page. It's almost as striking as a felt tip or a Sharpie, but less messy.  I was a convert from then on.
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« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2007, 01:45:57 PM »

I know writers who are addicted to fountain pens, but they'd be wasted on me.  Unless you're doing calligraphy (I can't), gel is far superior.

Depends on the ink.  A lot of big name pen inks have really lousy blacks.  You can get permenant "none more black" inks for fountain pens.  It's not a huge issue for me. Also depends on the pen.  I can't believe I lost my Lamy!

The gels write smooth, but they feel sloppy to me, like at any second the ink will come rushing out.  Which is ironic as I suspect that's what most other people think about fountain pens.
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« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2007, 11:47:04 PM »

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« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2007, 02:48:39 AM »

In my dealings with pens, I always look for 3 essential aspects.

1. How it feels in my hand.

2. How sloppy or neat the out-put is.

3. And most importantly, how quickly it dries.

For many people, the last wouldn't be that big of an issue, but seeing as I'm a left handed-chicken scratch-speed writer, whenever I get too enthusiastic, the ink ends up marking my hand and making my handwriting more illegible than before. This explains my propensity for using a type writer or word processor.

As for handwriting legibility, Steve's seems pretty good. That, and I am certain that if there was ever an illegible handwriting contest, I would win hands down  Wink
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« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2007, 06:05:41 AM »

As for handwriting legibility, Steve's seems pretty good. That, and I am certain that if there was ever an illegible handwriting contest, I would win hands down  Wink

Handwriting contest??
That could be fun. I'm in.
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« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2007, 04:34:00 PM »

I'll beat all three of you.  My handwriting has been compared to a labrador retriever with a sharpie in its mouth.
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« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2007, 08:42:58 AM »

I gotta chime in here and say I never write in anything BUT longhand (although I throw all handwritten pages away when I'm done.)  I find that this gives me a free revision when I type it into the computer, and any extra edits are a good thing.  My handwriting is terrible though, it's been referred to as the writing of a serial killer more than once. 
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« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2007, 08:56:27 PM »

As I discussed in my intro to EP087.  This is my zeroth draft for the next novel project.  Feel free to jump all over me if I don't keep updating this thread.

What, no ass-kicking?

Hmph.  Guess I'll have to kick my own ass.
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« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2007, 08:57:27 PM »

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« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2007, 08:58:59 PM »

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« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2007, 09:00:03 PM »

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« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2007, 09:00:56 PM »

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« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2007, 09:01:42 PM »

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« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2007, 11:18:08 PM »

Look at those pretty margins and organized paragraphs... Shame on you.  Next pages I see had better be on bar napkins.
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« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2007, 05:17:53 AM »

Look at those pretty margins and organized paragraphs... Shame on you.  Next pages I see had better be on bar napkins.

Can't be. He has that pretty book from Dreaming Minds.
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« Reply #35 on: January 25, 2007, 03:20:14 PM »

Doing your outline like this seems like a GREAT idea.  I'll have to give it a shot on my next novel.
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« Reply #36 on: January 27, 2007, 12:37:04 AM »

My hand hurts just looking at these pictures.
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« Reply #37 on: January 31, 2007, 03:37:49 PM »

Go Steve Go!  Cheesy
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« Reply #38 on: February 02, 2007, 08:38:55 PM »

So where are the 23rd through the present? This is the 10th days you've missed. The least you could do is give us a reason.
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« Reply #39 on: February 04, 2007, 07:09:23 AM »

So where are the 23rd through the present? This is the 10th days you've missed. The least you could do is give us a reason.

I'd hazard a guess that admin on the story contest is taking more time than he anticipated.  Still, if we let him have this excuse it'll just be one thing after another, and he did say that we were to nag...
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