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 OftenOne 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. 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! 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 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. If you don’t know what to write, an easy source of inspiration is turning to what others have already said and writing some quotes or lyrics.
Other Ways To Use Your PensOf course, you don’t have to actually write words with your pens. You can also sketch or doodle with your 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.
Hi, my name is John. I’m a Colorado-born professional photographer who recently moved back to Denver after spending 3 years in San Francisco. I’ve been using and collecting fountain pens for over 20 years. I got my first one in college when I got bored taking notes with ballpoints and pencils. Since then I’ve bought and sold hundreds of pens, but have consistency in my love of Esterbrooks.