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I got wordy today on The Cramped with a Fountain Pen Guide for Lefties. Big thanks to Patrick Rhone for letting me contribute.

If you have any other questions, leave them in the comments here or shoot me an email or holler on Twitter.

4 Comments on Attn: Lefties!

  1. Thank you for the excellent post, Ana! As a leftie, I concur with all the issues you brought up — although for many, I had been blaming the pens and not my own left-handedness for the problem! Now I understand the issues more thoroughly and can address them more accurately. I’m sad to hear that the Vanishing Point could be a problem… Ever since that gorgeous green has come out, I’ve had my eye on it. I seem to have the best luck with very-forgiving (and inexpensive) Pilot Metros and Preras.

    – Tina

    • I’m glad I could help. I like to think of it as “challenges” and not blame myself for being left-handed. I can’t help being left-handed anymore than I can help it that my hair is frizzy and I’m short.

      And the VP might be fine for you but some lefties find the clip to be a bit awkward. Find a shop or online retailer with a good exchange/return policy and give it a try.

      • Guys being left handed is awesome! I was born left handed but was forced to learn to write on my right! I think this has affected my creativity somehow which is really good for calligraphy and creating things pretty. Lefthandedness is a boon not a bane!

        • Couldn’t agree more. Left-handers are the only ones in the right side of their brain…or something to that effect.

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