Many years ago, I purportedly owned the ‘best backhand in racquetball history’, and knew it came from dragging the right hand from left-to right (in the direction of a backhand) across thousands of sheets of paper. Then, wanting to enter tournaments southpaw, I began mirror writing left handed to train that backhand. I began keeping my journal in mirror, and moreover read the next few hundred books upside down (print flows right to left), I became ambidextrous, and once entered a tournament under different names, righty and lefty, and nearly met myself in the finals.
Later, as a schoolteacher, I wrote the daily lesson in mirror on the blackboard. The girls scrambled for their compact mirrors to translate for the boys. After one week, however, everyone in the class could read without an aid.
One day the school principal called me into his office to explain why so many athletes were reading their books upside down. I explained that reading print from right to left trains the eyes to track objects in that direction for baseball, soccer, football ends, racquet backhands. … and he smiled crookedly as an ex-boxer.
Leonardo Da Vinci wrote his famous journals in mirror. Historians, who obviously have not tried it, claim that no one knows the reason Da Vinci wrote in mirror. ‘ti gnidaer morf srehto peek ot tpecxe’.
a second literary tool is the use of lower case in typing, by omitting capitals. it increase typing and reading speed, and flows pleasingly across the page..
The first lower case typist to my knowledge was a cockroach named Archie. He declared, ‘expression is the need of my soul as a free-verse poet in an earlier incarnation.’ At night, alone, he drove furiously on the keys of Don Marquis’ typewriter to describe a cockroach’s view of the world…’ while not having a leg spread to hold down the ‘shift’ key.