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 #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”