Fonts of creativity

So what typeface do you like to write with? That’s the question asked of these authors at this site, and it’s interesting reading, how a typeface can help a writer grapple with the process. It seems the typewriter era still leaves a mark on the font of choice! A friend changes font with each draft as he edits, to keep the text fresh, which is something I haven’t tried, but probably should if the amount of repetition in my latest piece is any guide.

And while we’re at it, here’s another piece in defence of typography — some interesting history on the evolution of typefaces.

For the record, I prefer to type in Times New Roman — I like my serifs.

2 thoughts on “Fonts of creativity

  1. Interesting articles! Have to say I’m a serif girl myself though not always faithful to TNR.

    In terms of writing, though, I like to apply colour to sections of my draft that need editing as I find it helps me to read them fresh. There’s the added satisfaction of turning them black again when I feel the edit is done!

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