Through my school years, I had teachers who corrected papers and graded tests with blue pens, green pens, and, most scarily– red pens. Later on, I worked for various people with specific pen choices: a man who would only write with purple gel pens and a woman who only wrote with Sharpies. I also know people who don’t care what they write with– pen, pencil, iron-gall ink, crayons….
I think writers in particular (though not all) are fussy about their writing implements. Some writers have rituals around their writing practice: place, artifacts in that place, time of day, special music, a special journal, and, of course, PENS. I truly think they believe that the creative process only flows if they use that one specific type of implement.
I would not go that far, but I do admit that I have a pen preference. I don’t believe that the Muse will have a hissy-fit if I don’t use it; my reasons are purely practical.
I use medium felt-tip Papermate Flair pens in black. My reasons are that I can write while in an inclined position which is how I usually hand-write my journaling and they are so economical that I won’t have a melt-down if I lose one of them.
Hehehe, and I bet you were wondering how this post had anything to do with the Ragtag theme of the day?