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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
How do you grasp your writing implement?
Poll: How do you grasp your writing implement?
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With my toes
View Results (36 votes)
 

DanielLB
Immortal


Nov 23 2016, 6:59am

Post #1 of 20 (789 views)
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How do you grasp your writing implement? Can't Post

(Inspired by one of Annael's 'Getting to Know You' questions):

Ever since a child I have been told that I do not hold my pen/pencil correctly which makes my handwriting very messy and difficult to read. No, I'm not left-handed.

But there must be other weirdos out there? So, using the pictures below, how do you grasp your pen?



I don't really fall into any of the above categories. I wrap my thumb around the pen in between my index and middle finger, and then the nib rests in between my middle finger and ring finger.


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Nov 23 2016, 10:33am

Post #2 of 20 (717 views)
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I put other. [In reply to] Can't Post

I grasp the pen with my thumb and forefinger and rest the pen/pencil on the end knuckle of my middle finger.


dormouse
Half-elven


Nov 23 2016, 12:04pm

Post #3 of 20 (712 views)
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Other, I think... [In reply to] Can't Post

I hold it between thumb and forefinger, resting it on the middle finger around the upper joint with the other fingers tucked in behind it. Sort of.... And I'm right-handed


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Nov 23 2016, 12:12pm

Post #4 of 20 (707 views)
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With my left hand. [In reply to] Can't Post

All of the illustrations are right-handed.


sevilodorf
Grey Havens


Nov 23 2016, 2:02pm

Post #5 of 20 (702 views)
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Are we related? [In reply to] Can't Post

Pencil callus on my ring finger too. My middle brother does the same though everyone else is "normal".


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Nov 23 2016, 3:00pm

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I use E, but my grandmother said G is correct [In reply to] Can't Post

She kept trying to teach me the Palmer method she learned, and to relax my hand, but I never had the patience.Unsure


Bracegirdle
Valinor


Nov 23 2016, 3:17pm

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It appears G for me [In reply to] Can't Post

My thumb and middle-finger control the vertical; my thumb and forefinger control the horizontal (or something Wink).

Sounds like the intro. to The Outer Limits: Do not attempt to adjust the picture . . . We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. Cool


Annael
Half-elven


Nov 23 2016, 3:23pm

Post #8 of 20 (690 views)
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"J" looks closest [In reply to] Can't Post

I have quite the callus on my middle finger.


Ingwion
Lorien


Nov 23 2016, 5:43pm

Post #9 of 20 (675 views)
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Yep [In reply to] Can't Post

This is exactly the same as me.


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 23 2016, 5:47pm

Post #10 of 20 (674 views)
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Isn't that E? [In reply to] Can't Post

It's what I do too.


Alassa Eruvande
Valinor


Nov 23 2016, 7:52pm

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I think it's E. [In reply to] Can't Post

I have always held my pen that way and have a bump on my middle finger's first joint to show for it. There is also a small callous on the second joint of the pinky finger where it rubs along on the paper.

My hand writing is legible, but not particularly attractive. My sister in law works for a title company that has all the old hand-written titles and deeds in their physical plant. Some of that script is beautiful!


malickfan
Gondor


Nov 23 2016, 7:58pm

Post #12 of 20 (661 views)
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Hard to tell from those pictures, but I think it's G [In reply to] Can't Post

I rest the pen/pencil between the thumb and index finger, gripping in between the index and middle finger.


Starling
Half-elven


Nov 24 2016, 6:29am

Post #13 of 20 (639 views)
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'E' is the correct grip, if anyone is wondering. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Nov 24 2016, 9:00am

Post #14 of 20 (640 views)
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I had trouble . . . [In reply to] Can't Post

telling what the pictures were showing. I even used a magnifying glass. I kind of used the picture and the description and didn't see what I do. Maybe it is because I have such long fingers, I have more finger sticking out past the pen.


DanielLB
Immortal


Nov 24 2016, 2:53pm

Post #15 of 20 (625 views)
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Isn't A left-handed? / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


dormouse
Half-elven


Nov 24 2016, 4:10pm

Post #16 of 20 (621 views)
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Yes, I think so... [In reply to] Can't Post

Left-handed and apparently upside-down!


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Nov 24 2016, 9:40pm

Post #17 of 20 (606 views)
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Apparently so. [In reply to] Can't Post

I missed that. "E' seems about right (for a mirror image) for how I hold a pen/pencil.


sparrowruth
Bree


Nov 26 2016, 10:21pm

Post #18 of 20 (559 views)
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.....other?? [In reply to] Can't Post

it's most like J except I wrap my thumb around the barrel and grip it like I'm trying to strangle it.....


Gianna
Rohan


Nov 28 2016, 3:51pm

Post #19 of 20 (534 views)
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E looks closest [In reply to] Can't Post

Though the diagrams are a little difficult to see properly. I rest it on my third finger and secure it with my thumb and index finger. Mum's always told me I hold it wrong, but looks like a lot of people here do the same! At any rate it works for me; my handwriting is the neatest, other than maybe Mum's, in our family of eleven.


swordwhale
Tol Eressea


Dec 2 2016, 6:35pm

Post #20 of 20 (511 views)
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places fingers on home keys, still can't type... [In reply to] Can't Post

kind of E-ish, but with thumb over pen...

I can mirror write with my left hand, but it's messy (due to lack of practice).

I think I type dyslexic, sometimes mixing up the sequence of letters...

 
 

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