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What Is Pen Possessed, Anyways?

I often get the questions as to what Pen Possessed really is, anyways. Is it a marketing site? Writing site? Book blog? I thought I would take just a moment to answer this question for all my readers, so they fully understand what this blog is all about.

Behind The Name

Let’s start with the name. Where did the term ‘Pen Possessed’ come from? It actually came from a poem I wrote when I was about 16 or 17 years old. Writing, writing, pen possessed… The poem can be found in my collection of Poetry, The Eloquence of A Child: The Poetry of Chelsea Falin, and it’s about that unending drive to write… something, anything. Most writers will understand exactly what I mean. Sometimes there is this feeling that you must write, and if you can not write, it feels very close to implosion.

What Pen Possessed Is

Pen Possessed is my author blog. It is my home base for all my author endeavors, and I feature a lot of different things on it. As I am an eclectic person, I find an eclectic blog best fits me. I feel it also best suits my readers. You are not only authors, bloggers, marketers, etc., after all. You are also people with passions, parents, sons, daughters.

What You Might Find If You Subscribe To The Site

As I mentioned, Pen Possessed is a rather eclectic blog. In addition to posts about myself, my writing, personal experiences, causes I hold dear, and the like, you will mostly find:

  • Writing, Marketing, Editing Advice
  • Trending Articles Revolving Around Writing
  • Latest News On Indie Authors
  • Blog Tours, Cover Reveals
  • Book Reviews

Topics that you will often find me covering outside of this realm include:

  • Parenting
  • Mental & Physical Health
  • Natural Remedies
  • Loss, and Grief
  • Traveling (When I Get The Urge To Up & Go)
  • Ways To Make Money Online/From Home

Conclusion

Hopefully this brief little post will help anyone unsure of what Pen Possessed is all about. I post once to twice a day, and although it mostly revolves around the writing/blogging/indie author world (including myself) there is a lot of other stuff I write about. If you’d like to keep up to date with this eclectic, steady supply of information, make sure you subscribe to the blog. I really appreciate every single one of my readers. Thanks!

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Cursive Writing Making Comeback

After taking a backseat for so many years, it appears that cursive writing is making a return to school curriculum. The debate on cursive writing has been ongoing. A few parties have said it makes no sense to teach cursive writing in an era where keyboards and texting take precedence. A large majority of people have fought over the return of this historically important school subject.

Alabama and Louisiana are the latest of fourteen states which have passed laws recently requiring cursive to be taught. This comes shortly after New York City began re-implementing cursive writing programs back into their third grade classes. Other states which have passed bills mandating cursive writing as part of standard school curriculum include Massachusetts, California, Georgia, Idaho, and Virginia.

Why Cursive Writing?

What this entire debate boils down to you is whether or not cursive writing is a waste of time for modern youngsters. The fact remains that, even for our current generation, cursive writing does serve a few very real purposes.

-Cursive is quicker when taking notes

-Many historical documents are written in cursive, and students need to learn this form of writing in order to read them

-Previous generations do much of their writing in cursive. Failure to teach the subject could result in communication breaks between newer and older generations.

-Cursive writing is a fundamental form of penmanship

-Students must learn cursive in order to create their signature. Even if done via electronic pads, signatures must still be written in cursive for numerous important documents.

Conclusion

What are your thoughts on cursive writing? Do you believe it is necessary in the modern age to include it as part of school’s curriculum? Or do you feel it is an outdated practice that should be done away with? Share with us in the comments below.

 

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