Quill

A quill pen is a writing implement made from a moulted flight feather (preferably a primary wing-feather) of a large bird. Quills were used for writing with ink before the invention of the dip pen, the metal-nibbed pen, the fountain pen, and, eventually, the ballpoint pen. The hand-cut goose quill is rarely used as a calligraphy tool, because many papers are now derived from wood pulp and wear down the quill very quickly. However, it is still the tool of choice for a few professionals and provides an unmatched sharp stroke as well as greater flexibility than a steel pen. In a carefully prepared quill the slit does not widen through wetting and drying with ink.
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  • Are Robot Writers Really About to Take Over the World?

    …, a technology company that created an NLG named Quill. “If you run the appropriate analysis of it, you can glean facts from the data, which can then participate in a later narrative.” Narrative Science, which was formed in 2010, has become a major player in the NLG space thanks to Quill. The company has raised more than $30 million in funding in the last…

    Jordan Teicher/ The Content Strategistin Content- 19 readers -
  • Is the Art of Writing Dying?

    … on Amazon. That wasn’t all! The key steps included: The big idea – Title to the book, which encapsulates the big idea. The contents – In other words the chapter headings. Design – This includes the cover, the internal design Formatting – Taking the book contents from a Word format to Mobi for Amazon, ePub for Apple ibooks or PDF format…

    Jeff Bullas/ Jeffbullas's Blogin Social Facebook Twitter Blogging YouTube- 14 readers -
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