Writing freehand is scary.
The journey from triangulated pencils or moulded finger grips, has been travelled.
Over lines and through squares on the paper, I progressed to A4 plain.
Now I like writing freehand.
Freehand art produces something that is always unique and fresh. Not mechanically replicated.
But It’s impossible for any subject, in art or writing, to be truly unique: the first time it has been thought of or made. But writing freehand is what I try to do when I write. OK, maybe that would be more figurative than literal.
I visualise the world and the characters I have created. I see it happening, while I am writing. As far as mechanical aids and devices go my plan says where I have to go, I even know the titles for each chapter. But I’m writing freehand so I don’t try to walk the line. When writing freehand I keep the plan, like the ruler, well below (safety net style) so the words aren’t misshapen and odd.
Are you a freehand writer too?