I write a weekly newspaper column. More often than not, I take notes and draft it by hand, then type it into a laptop. So handwriting is a big part of my process, and Gregg would be an asset.
Having neither the time nor energy for a complete, intense study of Gregg, I am taking a more modest approach:
1. Learn the 600 most frequent words and incorporate them into my writing and note taking. (Have learned the top 50 so far, and this alone has sped up my writing.)
2. Read through Gregg Simplified, the lessons and exercises. (Don’t study, don’t write, just read.)
By the time I’m finished, I’ll have a familiarity with the whole system, plus a goodly number of signs (or are they called symbols) that I can write without hesitation.
After steps one and two, I’ll decide if there’s a step three.