Meandering thoughts on the craft and salesmanship

If you type in traditional vs indie publishing, you’re going to get a whole lot of sites and given how prevalent indie publishing is online a whole lot of those sites will have a curious pro-indie publishing angle. Once I got the rights to my traditionally-published book back I went ahead and began selling itContinue reading “Meandering thoughts on the craft and salesmanship”

wInksday #5 – Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki

Back at it with the Iroshizuku’s Kon-Peki, a fascinating blue ink. Bright, vivid, bold. If you’re looking at a light blue ink you’re not going to regret this one. Again, decent showing all around and it actually did better on the Clairefontaine than the Scribble did. For this test, I used a Lamy Safari MContinue reading “wInksday #5 – Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki”

An (un?)needed defense of fanfiction

On Mondays, I’ll do a routine blog update with stuff that I’m working on, things relating to the writing world at large, and just my own meandering thoughts. I always like to start off my blogs talking about fanfiction because it’s how I got started writing-writing. Before the book deal, before the longlists, before theContinue reading “An (un?)needed defense of fanfiction”

wInksday #4 – Diamine Scribble

And we’re back! Sorta. Still trying to get used to a better writing schedule so I can more frequently update this. Again, what’s the end point? I don’t know. I like inks. INKS! I’ve picked up a thing for purple inks because it’s one of my favorite colors. Blame it on going to Church duringContinue reading “wInksday #4 – Diamine Scribble”

Fountain Pen Friday #3 – A few of my favorite pens

But really, all of them. And I’ll go more into detail about the Diplomat, Lamy, and the Pilot later but right now I want to deviate just a skosh to talk a little bit about my favorite pens and how I feel they complement my fountain pen habit/daily pen use. I just love pens, y’all.Continue reading “Fountain Pen Friday #3 – A few of my favorite pens”

wInksday #3 – J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor (Emerald of Chicken)

And I’m back y’all. It’s exhausting being a teacher. But I love it. I spent years working corporate and some days where I’d dread work. As tired as I am, as frustrated as I am, as beat-down as I can get sometimes by general ennui and stress, there’s not been a single day as anContinue reading “wInksday #3 – J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor (Emerald of Chicken)”

Fountain Pen Friday #2 – The Things He Carried

One of the common terms you hear in the fountain pen, and really a lot of other communities, is the term ‘EDC’ as in everyday carry. Now, one thing I did mention about my fountain pen vice/habit is that it’s encouraged me not to put pens in my pockets (unless I’m wearing a shirt withContinue reading “Fountain Pen Friday #2 – The Things He Carried”

wINKsday #3 – Noodler’s Rome is Burning

Nathan Tardif is an interesting man. A very outspoken New Englander with strong Libertarian convictions, he runs his entire organization by (mostly) himself. Makes ink. Sells the ink. Packages the ink. I think that’s pretty neat. I also think it’s pretty neat that he has an incredible ink variety. And that he sometimes does thingsContinue reading “wINKsday #3 – Noodler’s Rome is Burning”