wInksday 8: Robert Oster River of Fire

I’ve decided to stop using the Tomoe River paper for ink comparisons. It’s been discontinued, as previously mentioned, Instead I’m going to start using the Exceed notebook. It’s Wal-Mart’s answer to the Leuchturm and it’s actually surprisingly decent. I’ve used a few of them for meeting notebooks at school. The only downside is there’s aContinue reading “wInksday 8: Robert Oster River of Fire”

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”