Tom Benson Creative Writer and Artist
Tom Benson           Creative Writer                                      and Artist

Holding the pen

Fig. 1


If you know how to use chopsticks - you have an advantage at this stage - seriously.


The pen should be 'held' between the thumb (to the side), and the forefinger (above), but 'supported' by the middle finger (underneath).

The other two fingers are best curled out of the way, which will make the act of writing more comfortable, and avoid unnecessary smude marks on the writing surface. 


How high should you hold the pen from the writing point?

High enough so that you can see the nib touch the writing surface, but not so high that there is no control. Practise lifting the pen and applying it to the writing surface. 

Fig. 2


Holding the pen at a forward angle allows the writer to see the words forming.

It's a good idea to turn the writing surface to a slight angle, which also allows more sight of words being formed.

As with everything I mention in these guides - practise until you find the most comfortable technique for you.


Wednesday 13th June 2018


Quiet Night Inn:

and other erotic stories

my latest erotica anthology

is now available.

Amsterdam Calling and

Ten Days in Panama

are now available

in paperback.


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