Are you left handed? What do you think is the best notebook format for people who write with their left hand? Does Rhodia make a product that suits your needs?
If you are a lefty fountain pen user, do you have problems with smudging? Do you use a blotter? Or do you have a favorite fast drying ink?
If you are a pencil person, what grade pencil do you prefer? Is a 2B too apt to smudge?
A student from the local university just told me that she was born a leftie, but forced as a child to use her right hand as her dominant hand. I knew that this practice was common in the 70s and prior, but wasn’t expecting to meet anyone born later who’d had this experience.
In the article On the Left Hand, There Are No Easy Answers from the New York Times, it states: “Over the centuries, left-handers have been accused of criminality and dealings with the devil, and children have been subjected to “re-education.” In recent years the stigma has largely vanished; among other things, four of our last seven presidents — Ford, the elder Bush, Clinton, Obama — have been left-handed.”
Are you a lefty? Were you ever taught to use your right hand? If so, I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Check out these articles on left-handed fountain pen writers:
Fountain Pen Guide For The Left-Handed Writer at The Cramped
Left-handed Writers and Fountain Pens at Nibs.com