What Literally Literally Means the other day. I must use it fairly often. I also realized that maybe she doesn't write much any more (she made books when she was 3-5) because she rarely sees me pick up a pen or pencil and use it any more. Is handwriting even important? Her teacher thinks so, but I didn't even think penmanship was important when I was Charlotte's age (7) and certainly don't think it matters now. Why does it matter?