Daily Writing Prompt (02/23/2017): Pride and Prejudice (215 Words)

Today’s writing prompt comes from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. I wrote my completed excerpt with a Pilot Metropolitan medium nib fountain pen with Pilot Namiki Blue ink (cartridge). The pen is one of my favorites and it’s cheap. The prompt is a total of 215 words.

I’m still trying to figure out how to deal with the letters dropping below the baseline and interfering with the next line’s letters. I kind of get carried away when writing those letters, so I may have to shorten them. At times when I write a lowercase “r” I find that it looks like an “i” without the dot. In the last two writing prompts the lines looked a bit slanted, so I concentrated to ensure that I was going straight across. It looks better, but still far from great.

I may invest in a better scanner to upload these pages. The one I’m using now was built into the printer I have. I’m sure there are other devices that have a dedicated scanning purpose and would produce better quality pictures.

Finally, my penmanship still stinks. I’ll keep at it every day. The writing prompt with my written work is below.

Sir William stayed only a week at Hunsford, but his visit was long
enough to convince him of his daughter’s being most comfortably settled,
and of her possessing such a husband and such a neighbour as were not
often met with. While Sir William was with them, Mr. Collins devoted his
morning to driving him out in his gig, and showing him the country; but
when he went away, the whole family returned to their usual employments,
and Elizabeth was thankful to find that they did not see more of her
cousin by the alteration, for the chief of the time between breakfast
and dinner was now passed by him either at work in the garden or in
reading and writing, and looking out of the window in his own book-room,
which fronted the road. The room in which the ladies sat was backwards.
Elizabeth had at first rather wondered that Charlotte should not prefer
the dining-parlour for common use; it was a better sized room, and had a
more pleasant aspect; but she soon saw that her friend had an excellent
reason for what she did, for Mr. Collins would undoubtedly have been
much less in his own apartment, had they sat in one equally lively; and
she gave Charlotte credit for the arrangement.

Pilot Metropolitan Medium Nib Fountain Pen with Namiki Blue ink
Pride and Prejudice written with a Pilot Metropolitan Medium Nib fountain pen with Pilot Namiki Blue.

 

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