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New Hobby (Addiction)

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted here. During my break, I rediscovered fountain pens, inks, fountain-pen friendly paper…yes, the list goes on and on. Then I joined an online pen group.

Recently, I learned February is InCoWriMo–International Correspondence Writing Month. Click the link if you’re interested in participating or learning about ‘vintage social media.’

17 thoughts on “New Hobby (Addiction)

    1. I thought of you when I learned about InCoWriMo. I think most of us who blog, or have blogged, love to communicate by writing–whether analog or digital. 90% (or more) of my mail goes straight to the recycle bin. We need to change that!

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  1. Welcome back, my friend! This sounds like a really fun idea! And I remember we wrote with fountain pens in high school. Maybe it’s time for me to get back into that!

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    1. I don’t remember having a good experience with them in school, but I’ve learned a lot! I know a great little pen shop in VB where you can try them out. There are so many options now.

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    1. Thanks, Shirley! It’s good to be back, though I probably won’t post as frequently as in the past. I have too many other things going on right now, but once I find the floors in my office and craft room, I should have more time! LOL Thanks for sticking with me!

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    1. I’m working on my penmanship, but slacked off over the holidays—afraid it’ll be like starting over! You’ll have to share your pens with us sometime. Do you ever write your stories in longhand? So nice to hear from you, Darlene. xo

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      1. I write parts of it in longhand. The problem is my notes are almost unreadable. I was very happy when we got our first computer. Without it, I would have never completed a book, let alone 8 of them.

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  2. I recently purchased a calligraphy pen and nibs and ink- I’m hesitant to start using it because I assume I’ll make a big, inky mess! (But that’s why paper towels were invented, right?) You’ve encouraged me to try it and to take up the correspondence challenge. Thanks!

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    1. That’s wonderful, Yvonne! Maybe we can hold each other accountable to our writing practice—as soon as I find my desk, again. I’m rearranging my workspace to make it more user-friendly for writing by hand.

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  3. I always hated writing with pens and pencils and writing in general… I am addicted to typing now. enjoy your new addiction… take some photos of your penmanship and post for us to see. I did not know they make pens now.. this is news to me. missed you

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    1. The pen makes all the difference when it comes to wanting to write, and then there are all the pretty ink colors. Thanks for your interest in my penmanship journey, I will post once I get regular practice back in my life. There are fountain pen makers all over the world, and pens from $5 to thousands of dollars. It’s an art form, in some cases. I’ve missed you too, Sandra. I hope you, Bob, and Big Boy are all well—and staying warm!

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  4. I love writing letters, and I love writing by hand. I am an assistant teacher in 3rd grade and there have been ongoing discussions about the importance/non importance of teaching script/cursive handwriting. I am always asked to write things in script for bulletin boards, as the younger teachers don’t know how 🙂

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    1. Wow! I had no idea cursive had been out of the education system that long. I know there have been discussions on it, especially in the pen group. Who knew that one day it would be a sought-after skill? Always good to find another letter writer! Thanks for letting me know.

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    1. Thank you! I’m helping a friend from writers group set up a blog, so I decided I’d better do some research and see how much has changed in the last eighteen months. I’ve considered posting from time to time, but it just didn’t happen. I have truly missed my blogging friends, so thank you for hanging in there. InCoWriMo was new to me, too. Now I’ll have to get people’s snail mail addresses!

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