It is so great how she holds the pencil. I love it! Taylor used to play guitar both on stage and practice every day. She also signed autographs at local county fairs after performing for every single person in line. She also used to sign every CD because she knew that makes it sell faster. Her fingers hurt too much to hold the pen in the classic manner so she got used to writing her name this way. I’ve done that when my hands have been achy. You get a little bit more stability and control over the pencil, and my handwriting is a bit neater. Works well. There’s a video in which she is signing posters where she demonstrates she can even write her signature without looking. She’ll be talking to one person in the front row while absent mindedly signing things that people farther back have shoved forwards for her to sign.