Here’s an interesting article at BBC.com about “the slow death of handwriting”.
I’ve been writing all my fiction longhand with a fountain pen for a month now, and I enjoy the process a lot. My body had to adjust to the mechanics of it again (especially my wrist and fingers), but now my hand is used to holding a pen once more, and I write about 1,000 words a day with ink. My writing output hasn’t suffered in the least, and as an added benefit, I’ve started sending (and receiving) old-fashioned paper letters again. There’s a certain pleasure in getting an envelope with a personal, handwritten letter in the mail.
What about you? Do you still write longhand–for professional reasons (as a teacher, doctor, or writer), for correspondence with computer-challenged family members, or simply for personal enjoyment?