Francesca Diomede – The Mysterious Door, cursive writing and more.

Might the next generation not know what it feels like to write with a pen? Young author Francesca tells us why she prefers putting pen to paper.

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Peace, Joe

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4 Responses to Francesca Diomede – The Mysterious Door, cursive writing and more.

  1. Pingback: Francesca Diomede – The Mysterious Door, cursive writing and more. | thebikeguy61

  2. larry m says:

    Funny. That I played this message today. I JUST SAW AN INTERVIEW. ON T V OF DANIELLE STEEL WHO STILL USES an old type writer to write four books a year. Does not like the computer and feels more connected to her words when she uses her old $20.00) Typewriter. Francesco Is taking it one step further. Cheers. From Fl.

    Larry. M.
    As you can see I’m having trouble. Typing on my kindle …sorry for the misspelled. Or caps that are llocked on


  3. Dana says:

    We were lucky enough to read Chessie’s book and we all loved it! Can’t wait to read her next publication! I agree with Chessie about the fact that handwriting has always felt like the more natural way to express myself. I used to be criticized by college professors about this, they said that I would fall behind if I didn’t just learn to compose all of my papers on a computer. It just never felt natural to me sit and think in front of a screen. Plus you can write anywhere if you have a pen and paper, you may not always have access to a computer! There is something therapeutic in sitting down with pen and paper that I have never achieved and don’t believe I ever will in front of a screen. Well done Chessie on your first book, you are an inspiration to many young and old budding authors!


    • thebikeguy61 says:

      Thanks Dana,
      Francesca and I just read your comment. It is a fine line we will all walk in the future. The younger generation will probably be better equipped to deal with a constant barrage of technology in their pocket, on their wrist or somehow always to hand. (At least the percentage of the world’s population with access to technology). Although I do believe that technology can enhance people’s lives in many ways, give access to those who may have writing difficulties for many different reasons physically or mentally and has the ability to change the way the world communicates, it can also create a dependency on electronic technology where future generations won’t be able to function without it. Not a black and white issue with straightforward answers, but great to have the dialogue opened to throw our feelings and ideas around. A decision to not teach cursive writing in the schools can have major implications. Of course those who are unschooled or home educated won’t be as affected by what is taught or not taught in mainstream education, but now we’re heading off into other directions about education…………………….So I’ll end here;-)
      Peace, Joe


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