Back to basics: mechanics, history of the ballpoint pen

It consists of a hollow barrel containing the ink and a pressurized gas. The cap contains an inner mechanism which when activated by pressing the button, releases a small amount of gas from the rear section. This forces the ink out through a hole in front where it can be used to write with.  Those […]

Best Adjustable Slant Boards For Writing: Penmanship Shouldn’t Be A Pain In The Neck

If you write for extended periods of time and find yourself with aches and pains as a result, you may benefit from an adjustable slant board for writing. Helping you achieve better posture while you work, reducing strain on your eyes and minimizing cramping in hands or are all benefits to a slanted board for […]

12 apps to help you banish writer’s block

Writer’s block has been documented for many centuries, but the term itself was first described in 1947 by psychoanalyst Edmund Bergler. Writer’s block is a common phenomenon characterized by the inability to produce new work or come up with original ideas. If you’ve ever experienced writer’s block you know how frustrating it is staring at a […]

Review Of The Penpower Junior

Penpower Junior is the Chinese expert software that helps you learn Mandarin from a variety of sources including Chinese websites, newspapers, books, magazines and more. Penpower combines learning through award-winning technologies in phrase segmentation, speech recognition, text to speech software and handwriting analysis to give you the very best chances of learning and understanding Mandarin […]

A comprehensive, by-the-book review of Grammarly Software

Anyone who writes has unpleasant run-ins with word processors. Most have built-in grammar or spell checking software, but they’re often more a courtesy than a useful tool. Relying solely on their edits is ill-advised. Sure, it helps us catch typos, but even then the suggestions are strictly limited to what is prepackaged into the in-program […]