rose gold TWSBI eco fountain pen

I happened across this YouTube video late last year and became infatuated with the TWSBI Eco Fountain Pen Rose Gold Golden Horse Awards Limited Edition pen. It was amazingly hard to find, but my persistence paid off when I was able to order from the German website, FountainFeeder. Granted, it cost me $120 (99 Euros),…

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b&w illustration of simple chair and desk

Part of the charm, for me, of writing letters, is having a favorite writing area where I can get comfy, settle in, and write (or type) postcards and missives to friends, family, and online partners (this includes Postcrossing, SendSomething, and Swap-bot). I am always fascinated to see other people’s writing areas and thought it would…

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man woman typewriter

Some people have no problem keeping busy. Others are desperate for some new things to do. Most people fall in between the two extremes. With people spending more time at home, finding ways to spend that time can be a challenge. Here are some of my ideas: Write poems, stories, a book, wishes, dreams, letters,…

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Worldwide unrest is causing fear and angst in many of us. In these unprecedented times, we are all affected and we are all concerned. We may feel lost, helpless, hopeless, afraid. The stress and uncertainty affects all areas of our lives- health, finances, relationships, spirituality, education, creative expression, disruption to routines, disruption to services, disruption…

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pen, ink, letter on wooden desk with mail slots

February is International Correspondence Writing Month. The challenge is to embrace letter writing by writing and sending a card, letter, or postcard every day for the month of February. You can create a list of people to send to or follow the recommendations of someone else’s challenge, such as the one featured on the Goulet…

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handmade postcard with cigar label, dictionary page, postage

February is International Correspondence Writing Month (InCoWriMo) in case you haven’t heard. Writing a letter (or a note or a postcard, really any kind of mail you send through the post will work) and I have been rocking it!  Every day I’m mailing something. Last week one of the pieces mailed was this postcard. Granted,…

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lamp, candle, pen, paper

I am returning to the habit of writing first thing upon waking. In 2017 I discovered Proprioceptive Writing (PW), where you sit with a lit candle, a pen and blank sheet of paper (no lines or drawings), and some Baroque music playing softly in the background. This setting helps create a ritual while relaxing your…

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woman at desk with typewriter and stacks of paper

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) where participants commit to dedicating time to writing their novel (or memoir or any other type of book, from what I understand). The goal is to write 50,000 words between November 1-30. I’ve considered doing this and think it would be a fun challenge, as well as productive.…

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