I hear elementary school and preschool teachers talk about it all the time, the way students can’t write cursive anymore. But as a writer, I haven’t considered much what the loss of handwriting might mean to me.

Eric Wyatt writes most of his first drafts out by hand. In our weekly Writer’s Chats on Twitter*, he often brings up how all he needs to write is a pen and paper. I’ve been challenged by this fact.

Now, as I watch this video by Lakshmi Pratury and hear about her father’s written legacy to her, I find myself craving that more and more.

So today, if you have 4 minutes, hear Pratury discuss her experience and see if it challenges you to put actual pen to actual paper more often.

What are your feelings about “the dying art of hand-writing?” What are we losing? Are we losing anything?

* On Tuesday evenings at 9pm EST, we meet on Twitter to discuss writing. Please feel free to join us by using #writestuff as the tag. Thanks.