This is my first post on my live scribe pen. I'm testing it out and seeing what all l can do with it. My moleskin pad has millions of micro dots on the page and while you see a screen, I see the micro dots on the page.
This is so cool!
I am fascinated by this. So here I am, writing to you via electronic pen. I've learned this pen can do voice recordings too. So If I were to do and interview I could record the interview with a tap on the pen and write notes at the same time. I've been looking for an electronic pen and needed a few things from it.
First, I needed something that could write in a book or cards or something portable. No huge 11X17 pages for me. I got a 5X8 moleskin notebook. Yes, you have to have special paper. My notebook is about $30 (but they do free shipping).
Yeah, it might be a lot for a notebook, but it's quality leather bound, with a pocket in back and a strappy-strap (the technical term for the elastic book mark glued to the back cover that comes around and keeps the book shut).
See the quality...
Second, it needed to transfer my handwriting over to print. I just proved that by this post. To the right is my handwriting and you'll see the converted text in the picture above behind the pen. My writing is not horrid, but it's not print either. I write in mostly cursive with some print. I scratch out words, write characters weird and do the usual handwriting imperfections.
The conversion only got confused when I ran out of ink. I did have to eliminate return marks, but I did that with a search and replace in word.
Now, this is my first run and I've yet to test it when I'm writing stories, but what I like is it will cut the time when I transfer my writing to electronic document (word .doc). I sent my file to google drive and converted it to a word file from there. It worked perfectly.
Third, I have small hands so the pen has to be comfortable. While this pen is large l think it will work well once I get used to it. I tend to grip my pen tight. With each pen change I have to adjust. Thin pens are better. But I want this work. Ah, just ran out of ink. Can you see it on the page on the right?
Back to my small hands...you can see them holding the pen. Because I press down so hard on the paper and hold my pen with a death grip for control my hands get cramped with large pens. My hands did get tired after writing one page but that could also be from not writing for a few weeks. (Holiday vacation).
Anyway, for my first electronic pen I believe this will help me cut down the time from when I write on cards or notebook (yes, I write with pen and paper...here's why...).
For this coming year, my resolution is to try a new way of writing! This is it! I'd love to know your goals and resolutions for writing so leave a comment and share!