July 9, 2019

I promised you a blog on Bullet Journaling and here it is. Some of you have probably already heard about this planning system. A lot of people, especially those with busy schedules, use some kind of planning method. And there are tons of electronic applications that are extremely popular like of course Microsoft’s Outlook, and Google and Apple’s Calendar app...

July 4, 2019

Most of my life I have kept a planner (with a boring ballpoint!) to keep my business life in order. Then I retired and got out of the habit. But when I reintroduced fountain pens into my life, I started keeping a journal/planner again. Thus began the hunt for the perfect journal.

I didn’t want to write in just any old notebook and so ended up spending hours s...

October 11, 2017

Why do so many of us find it so hard to start writing in the first page of a new notebook or journal? Or, as some say, to “break the page” - to make that first mark on a beautiful blank piece of paper. That’s why we got the dang book in the first place, right? To write in it? So why then can it feel so daunting to make that first stroke?

When we really love a...

February 18, 2017

Last year I was re-introduced into the fountain pen world. I had received a Cross Classic Century pen as a gift about thirty or more years ago and had written with it for a little while and then put it aside in favor of ballpoints and roller balls. At that time in my life I was more concerned about writing fast than I was about what I was writing with. As a...

December 28, 2016

I admit it. I’m addicted to ink samples. Ever since I found out that I could order a 2ml sample of ink from GouletPens.com, I’ve been going a little crazy. I love that I can sample an ink color before I drop down the big bucks for a bottle. Of course, not every bottle requires an expenditure of big bucks. Still, if you order an entire bottle of ink, you shou...

November 18, 2016

Are you wishing you could afford to buy someone in your family, or one of your good friends (or even yourself) a beautiful fountain pen for Christmas or Hanukkah or just because it's the Holiday Season? But does spending more than $100 for a gift, even if it is a wonderful fountain pen, take a little bigger bite out of your budget than you are willing to spe...

October 23, 2016

Wow! I can't believe that there is just a little over a week before Nanowrimo begins. For those of you out there who are not familiar with it, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. It's a time when all the crazy writers or wanna-be writers, come together to see if they can crank out a novel, or at least 50,000 words of it, in only one month. It...

September 19, 2016

The other day I was showing my husband the TWSBI Eco pen, which I love by the way, that I received from Goulet Pens. He looked at it and said "Why do you need another fountain pen? You can only write with one at a time." I, of course, looked at him like he'd lost his mind and began to tout all the reasons I love each and every one of my 33 pens.

Firstly, ever...

August 24, 2016

I have a friend who often tells me how much he admires my ability to just sit down and write. He's amazed that I can just think about something I want to say and write it. OK, don't be too impressed because we're talking about letters, blogs and other short things like that and I do sometimes have to rewrite parts of them because I don't like my wording or m...

August 17, 2016

It's August 17th and I'm more than halfway through my self-imposed one-half NaNoWriMo. In July, NaNoWriMo had a July Writing Camp and I missed it! I didn't realize it until July was almost over and was really disappointed that I hadn't noticed the email about it. But then I thought, heck, I can make my own writing camp! So I decided to make August my own per...

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