Reader Andrew sent a link to a company that sells specially-formatted paper for hand-writing scripts. Since I almost always write first drafts longhand, I’m theoretically the target audience for the product.

Buying one 80-page pad will cost you $22 with shipping, roughly five times more than the Ampad pads I use. But my pads merely have horizontal lines, whereas the Everybody’s Write pads have a special grid system for lining up various formatting elements. The non-reproducible blue lines disappear when you photocopy them — but then again, non-existent lines disappear just as well.

Do I think these pads are a waste of money? Kind of. But if they help some screenwriters write, I see no reason to mock them. If they were cheaper (vastly cheaper), I’d even consider trying them.