Many people who collect fountain pens sometimes have trouble using them as often as they would like. If you are not a student or in a profession that requires you to write very often, you might struggle to use your pens at all! In this series of articles I want to make some suggestions that should help you use your fountain pens more often.
How To Use Your Fountain Pens More Often
Writing in a journal is a very popular way to use fountain pens.
One of the most popular ways to write more often is writing in journals
. This article discusses different types of journals that you can write in.
Writing to pen pals is a great reason to use your fountain pens!
A great way to add another dimension to using fountain pens is to use them while writing to penpals
. Not only do you get to write more often, but you’ll also get to interact with other fountain pen users!
Using your fountain pen in a card is a wonderful surprise for whoever receives it.
A year-round activity that allows you to use your fountain pens more often is writing holiday cards
. People love receiving a thoughtful card and you’ll love sending them.
I use this Rhodia notepad for shopping lists so I can tear them out and take them with me.
I end up using my fountain pens every single day to write lists
. If you make it a habit, writing lists should allow you to use your pens on a regular basis.
Other Ways To Use Your Pens
Finding something that you enjoy drawing can be a great way to pass the time.
Of course, you don’t have to actually write words with your pens. I know many people who enjoy doodling with their fountain pens. While some people might draw actual images, others simply draw repeating patterns or shapes. It might take a while for you to find something that you enjoy doodling, but once you do you’ll find it’s a great way to feel your nib glide across paper, even when you don’t have anything to write.