I started writing my first shorthand today and noticed a couple things:
This takes a lot precision because a mistake in proportion can change
what I'm writing into a different word or sound. So, I am having to
write slowly due to my inexperience.
(2) I am getting writer's cramp after a page or two.
using ballpoint pens on a steno pad, and finding that (probably because
of how slow I'm writing) unless I push hard the ink stops flowing.
Hence the writer's cramp.
I tried ripping a
page off the pad and, using the desk as a support, found it was little
easier to write. However, except when I'm practicing at home, I'm
usually not going to have a desk to write at. And, I am still having the
problem of the pen drying out.
Has anyone else had this problem? How did you solve it?
Are fountain pens any better?