Our writing is as distinctive a mark of who we are as are our finger prints, DNA, facial features or teeth patterns.
From the very outset when children are taught to write, as studiously as they may attempt to replicate the style of the teacher , their own individual formations, patterns and habits are already being born and their own styles continue to transform and vary throughout their lives – to lesser and greater degrees for different writers. Yes, some writers do keep closer to the copybook style that they were taught; but that is a separate matter…..
Our writing changes at various times in our lives because of many reasons: we mature, life plays its part, circumstances change, physical factors can come into play, moods swing and we use different writing materials.
Our writing is as alive and changing as much as we are.