If you are looking for a special gift to give a writer, then you should consider the wide variety of well-made pens, atomizers and pencils. You can also purchase writing books that offer a writer tips and information about increasing their writing success. Many writers are also avid readers. Another good gift idea is to buy a good dictionary. You can also purchase CD dictionaries to be used online.
Writers are constantly looking up words to be sure they are spelled correctly. Well-made pens can be found by searching online. Read the rest of this entry »
It was Stephen King’s “recovery book” after his car accident in 1999 – when all of his work started getting really weird. It was about an alien invasion and a group of friends all joined together in their interest regarding a supernatural boy who turned out to be an alien.
As for the movie itself, well, it was transformed from a wacky novel into a very bizarre film. Good for a laugh, but not necessarily one worth buying (just click here and see if it’s on demand).
Nonetheless, the story is honestly besides the point; what is fascinating is how the King of Horror actually penned the piece.
Yeah, I know, pretty insane stuff, but
He literally penned it. The entire manuscript of the story was written in cursive using nothing more than a notepad and a Waterman fountain pen.
To this day, King swears by the process as “the world’s finest word processor” and while Waterman brand has enjoyed a decent shelf life, it was no doubt doubled by this ringing endorsement. Regardless of what Stephen King said, though, Waterman fountain pens are incredibly durable and perform the task of writing well.
If you are a writer or know someone who is, they make incredible gifts despite being quite pricey at times. They are also great collector’s items if you want to feel a certain kinship with one of the most successful, modern-day writers around.
When it comes to fountain pens, the most important thing is to keep the nib or tip clean. To provide good care, you will need a soft rag and a small brush. It is a good idea to clean the nib of the fountain pen between each use. Cleaning your nib frequently will keep dried ink from clogging it. In between nib uses, you can simply run the nib under running water or let it sit in a cup of water overnight.
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People that like fountain pen have a plethora of choices. There is so much that one can choose from. There were already a lot of selections available in catalogs. Today there are even more things thanks to the wide number of internet sites that have fountain pens. People have so many colors and styles available.
When someone is choosing one of these unique pens they should make some effort to choose a pen that is engraved or uniquely shaped. You want a pen that is going to stand out. If you are going to pay the extra money for Read the rest of this entry »
Back in the twentieth century, probably as late as the 1950s, a fountain pen was the measure of a man’s wealth and standing in the community. There was a certain swagger about a signature done in real ink that could never be captured by a ball point pen. In fact, quite the opposite effect took place. Ball points were for school children, store clerks and grocery lists. A ball point signified a working class signature, while an inked impression proclaimed an important personage such as a banker, Read the rest of this entry »