The final countdown has begun! As I sit here huddled over my desk, the wind howling outside, I realise that there are only a couple of days to InCoWriMo 2016> I thought, seeing as I’m a dead ringer for Charlton Heston (at least from a distance… a very great distance admittedly!) I’d share ten commandments, […]Read more "InCoWriMo 2016: The 10 Suggestions"
InCowriMo 2016 is nearly upon us! In the run up to it I thought I would a couple of pieces that might spark some ideas for things to write over the next month. I start today with the ‘thank-you’ letter. After all, saying thank-you is a great reason to write. Gratitude is, I think, one […]Read more "InCoWriMo 2016: Why it’s never wrong to write a thank-you"
I like a bargain… Some time ago I wrote a series of posts on the expectations one can realistically have of fountain pens in differing price brackets. Part of the rationale for that was to contribute to the thesis I hold that a great writing experience shouldn’t cost the earth. Today in that same vein […]Read more "Basically Distinctive : A review of the Faber-Castell Basic fountain pen"
“You’ve got to try this, you really do…” Those words, or at least words to that effect, fizzed excitedly across the shop floor as Malcolm, the proprietor of my local (pen shop that is), passed me this ink to review. Now Malcolm and I don’t always agree, take our divergent views on the Lamy Vista/Safari/Alstar […]Read more "Crying over blue: A review of Pilot Iroshizuku Asa-Gao ink"
It may interest you to know that I’m committed. To what you ask? Simply to the belief that a good writing experience should not be the preserve of the affluent; rather it should be available to all. It is therefore no surprise that I have a soft spot for budget fountain pens, at least that […]Read more "A Chinese kangaroo: a review of the Kaigelu 356 fountain pen"
A belated happy 2016 to all! I hope your new year has begun well! The good news is that it’s time to begin blogging again… Interestingly my first ink review of the new year turns out to be Namiki Black ink. I should say that this ink was provided for review by Malcolm at Iridium […]Read more "Black to the future: A review of Namiki Black ink"