I’ve recently received a small zippered folio from Galen Leather to review. I was already familiar with the brand because it’s hard to be in the fountain pen world and not have heard of Galen Leather. It’s one of the few brands that’s dedicated to creating leather accessories for fountain pens and they’ve recently started Read More
Category: Tools of Trade
Tools we use to do our work.
5 Craft Books I Liked
Now, I don’t want to repeat the usual suspects of On Writing by Stephen King or Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott although I do have them on my shelf. I want to talk about a few books you might not have heard about yet. These one’s are for serious writers who want to go Read More
Using My Pens And Notebooks
You might have seen me talk about fountain pens, notebooks, and other stationery before. Either here, on Twitter, or on Instagram. But what do I use it for? I think a better question is: What don’t I do with my pens and notebooks? I’ve already written about why I use fountain pens to write but Read More
My Favourite Authortubes And Podcasts
As an aspiring or beginning indie author, the business side of things might be overwhelming. Where do you even start? And what do you do once you hit publish? Why aren’t my books selling? There are people who are very willing to explain it in detail for a hefty price. But not every aspiring or Read More
Gift Guide 2020
The year 2020 is about to end and with only a month away until the gift-giving season, Black Friday Sales starts, it only seems right to do a gift guide today. Books I can’t have a gift guide without a few book recommendations, so here are my top two reads of this year. They’re both Read More
Happy Fountain Pen Day!
The first Friday of November (today) is Fountain Pen Day and pen shops all over the world are celebrating with sales, special deal, and store-wide discounts. It’s always a good day to pick supplies if you need them, so check out your regular pen shop to see if they take part in the celebration. The Read More
Overview: Themed Journals and Planners from Powered By Books
Notebooks, journals, and planners are a big part of my life. Mostly because I love using my fountain pens and paper is the only thing they work well on. So if I can use paper over something digital, I’ll take it. Even if it’ll take me longer. If possible, I’d do everything analog. Powered By Read More
Overview: Kobo Clara HD and Kobo Plus
I just received my new ereader, the Kobo Clara HD. This not an affiliated post, I bought it because I wanted it and love the Kobo brand. So I want to write up a short overview about why Kobo and the ereader itself. A full review a side by side comparison to my old Kobo Read More
Where to find fountain pens and ink in the Netherlands?
Last year, I posted about fountain pen stores in Tokyo and it’s still one of my most popular posts. So I want to do more of these and it makes sense to pick the Netherlands as my next destination. And because we’re such a small country, I want to mention all the shops I know Read More
Stationery Haul – Japan Edition
I already talked a little about stationery in Japan before but didn’t talk about what I bought. If you want to know where you can find stationery in Tokyo, I have just the post for you. Also check out my post about the fountain pens and inks I bought in Tokyo. Notebooks Tomoe River Dot Read More