I FIND IT REALLY HARD TO READ IN CAPITALS. MORE THAN THAT, I ACTIVELY HATE IT. NOT ONLY BECAUSE IT LOOKS SHOUT-Y, BUT BECAUSE IT HURTS MY BRAIN TO DO IT.
*Hits caps lock* phew
The combination of letters in a word makes a shape on a page. A totally unique shape. Indeed, more than that, the words in a sentence make a shape on a page as well. I did a lot of dance and art as a child: these disciplines taught me to make patterns and to move around a space. I can spell because I can see if a word looks wrong on a page. I can speed read because I know words by their shape. I don’t need to sound words out to understand them. The sense is there, even without the sound. When I write, my aim is to weave shape, as well as sound. That’s why I love bold, italics, formatting, punctuation, sentence and line length. Words can whisper in your ear. They can also paint shapes in your mind.