Category Archives: QOTW

QOTW: What’s your pen collection focus?

For months I updated this blog at least 5 days a week as if I had some unending fountain of words from which to draw on. After taking a month off for NaNoWriMo, I find it almost impossible to think of things to write. And so, I’ve moved the Question of the Week to Monday for now. I figure that’ll give me something easy to come up with on the worst day of the week. 😉

Those of us who are pen fanatics tend to accumulate pens. You might not consider yourself a collector one day and the next, you realize that you’re surrounded with <insert pen type here>. For me, I’ve mainly focused on Sheaffers with a minor interest in Parkers. I’m no collector and I’ve been quick to sell off pens when I feel like spending money on something else, but that’s not the point of this.

Take a look at your pen collections, what do you see? Maybe you collect fountain pens of random types, maybe you’re a gel pen fanatic, maybe you are one of the crazy souls who simply must have every color that the Sheaffer No Nonsense came in?

Now that you’ve figured out what you are, direct yourself to the comment box and share with us. We’ll all understand your crazy obsession, trust me, we’re all family here. 🙂

QOTW: Are you a pencil user?

I don’t know about you, but 99.5% of my time spent in front of a piece of paper, I’m holding a pen. Very rarely do I bother with pencils unless I’m attempting to sketch something which is quite rare.

It seems like there’s a lot of people quite dedicated to the use of pen just as I am but surely there are those wild and crazy folk who would rather hoist graphite than pen?

Feel free to admit your love for pencils or go ahead and tell us that you never use them. 🙂

QOTW: Are you participating in NaNoWriMo?

National Novel Writing Month is upon us! November 1st thousands of people will begin to pound on their keyboards or scribble on notepads to try to hit 50,000 words by November 30th.

Simple question, are you one of them? Tell us in the comments!

And as a reminder, last Friday’s blog post had a giveaway in it and all you had to do was comment. If you haven’t commented yet, I suggest you hurry because the drawing is tomorrow! I’ll even be kind and link you right to the article. 🙂 Piccadilly Primo Review.

Good luck to all who entered!

QOTW: What is your writing process?

Here’s a question I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. I’ve come across bloggers who hand write their entire blog post before typing it into the computer.  I’ve also found many examples of other types of work that people prefer to write out by hand before entering into the computer. Let’s face it, we live in a computer age and most of what we write for the consumption of others ends up on a computer.

So this question is for those of you who write for the public eye, be it a blog or simply a report for work; do you hand write it first? How do you feel it helps your process? Is it simply therapeutic or do you feel it brings out better writing? Are you more apt to keep it simple? Or perhaps it just lets you get your first draft out at a leisurely pace which helps keep the re-writes to a minimum.

Hit the comments and share! I’m very interested in the responses as my blog posts tend to come straight from my mind to the keyboard. I don’t think I have the patience to handwrite all the words that want to tumble from my fingertips. 😉

QOTW: What do you write?

I’m pretty sure everyone who reads this blog uses their stash of notebooks and pens for different reasons. What do you use yours for?

School notes?


Scribbling notes about your day?

Notes for an upcoming story or perhaps you even handwrite your stories in them?

Maybe something else? Hit the comments and tell us what you like to write about most!