Okay, this might be very dumb, but I'm gonna ask anyway.
I seem to have trouble with charcoal pencils always breaking when I sharpen them. I can't get them to a decent point. Am I expecting too much? I've used a small hand sharpener, a large electric pencil sharpener. I haven't tried my pocketknife or getting it close then using sandpaper. Is that what I need to do? I'm trying to avoid making a heck of a mess in our tiny little apartment. I'm married to a real saint, but even she has limits.