When writing, do you...

@lynnemg (4539)
United States
March 19, 2009 9:10pm CST
use different colors of ink, or stick to one? I normally use blue or black ink, but at times, I will use a different color to make something stand out on the paper. I rarely use pencils at all anymore.
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
20 Mar 09
Most of the times used blue and black ink pens. Only when I need to remember a lot of things or to summarize main points from a long passage, then I will use a multiple of colors ink. Especially when using mind-mapping method, different colors can help to retain information much longer. For article writing or email composition, will type directly into the computer, no pen/pencil involved.
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• Hong Kong
20 Mar 09
I use a black one, it seems a black one looks more tidy and give a brilliant inspiration to me. I also find that black ink will make the reader a better impression and they will be more absorbed in reading what you write. I rarely use pencils also, although that helps to clear out easily when you write something wrong, it's easy to make the paper dirty when using pencil
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@zhuhuifen46 (3486)
• China
20 Mar 09
Nowadays, I type on computer instead of writing, and we have special feature to execute revision, which is effective and efficient. However, when computer is not at hand, I have a black ink pen at hand, to jot down ideas, add on to do list, etc. Earler, due to my work related habbits, I have a red ink pen on my desk, to mark corrections to make.
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@dodo19 (34300)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
20 Mar 09
Sometimes, I do, though I'll admit that it doesn't happen very often. I usually just use blue ink, but sometimes I feel like using purple ink, or something like that.
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@xParanoiax (6998)
• United States
21 Mar 09
When I'm not writing on the computer, I'm in my notebooks. Normally, I don't pay much mind to what pens I'm using so there's a myriad of colors throughout all my notebooks. I dislike using pencil, 'cause it fades too easily with all the use I put into my notebooks.
@Elegant7 (142)
• United States
20 Mar 09
I tend to stick to one general color of ink and only change colors when something is important and needs to be remembered because I'll need it later on if it's dealing with notes for school. With letters and journaling, the only time that I'll change ink colors is when I mean to bold something and make it stand out. Of course, if I'm terribly bored and taking notes, it's also possible that I'll change colors and perhaps doodle along the edges of my paper. But overall I try to stick to a single color unless something is terribly important and I feel that I need to make a point of it.
@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
20 Mar 09
i think using different colors of pens is good. it is easier for the eyes. when i was in school, i used to do this. recently, when i was writing down internet sites that i can earn from i got a lot and i have to use a red ink to check the ones i had gone through.
@AnythngArt (3304)
• United States
20 Mar 09
Although I do most of the actual writing on a computer, I take notes in pen and paper, and while I am not fussy about which pen I use, I started using recycled paper (that is, the backs of junk mail...which have no printing on them). Now I am so used to using this paper that it becomes almost impossible for me to use real lined paper to write anything. One problem is that I write small and so the lines are always too big. I can write two lines for every one on lined paper. Using recycled junk paper means that there aren't any lines which suits me best. Recently I ran out of this junk paper, and found myself tearing up big envelopes to use. It's strange, but now I am addicted to this way of writing. When I do use a notebook or lined paper, it just doesn't feel right to me. How weird is that?