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Welcome new Writing Community members, and existing ones too! We’re thrilled to have you as a part of our community.
We have a bunch of friendly community members here who are happy to welcome you and help answer your questions, and this post is a great place to: • Reply below to introduce yourself and share a picture or link to your favorite pen(s) and/or paper(s) • Ask any “Writing 101” questions • Ask any questions you have about picking between pens, nibs, inks, pencils, etc... • Ask any questions you have about Massdrop • Ask about anything else :)
We are excited to have you as a part of the community and look forward to some great discussions. Welcome aboard!
thumb_upevan.kahn, MelodyNguyen, and 11 others
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john_trueman
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Oct 12, 2019
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Where are the pens?
Oct 12, 2019
freshmaker
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Sep 23, 2019
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What happened to the writing community? I don't see it listed anymore...
Sep 23, 2019
Brinks246
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Apr 17, 2018
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Now I need a good eraser. Any suggestions?
Apr 17, 2018
MrSharkbait
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Jul 23, 2018
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Staedtler Mars Plastic
Jul 23, 2018
RayF
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Mar 14, 2018
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Hello, my name is Ray and I have a pen problem...
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Mar 14, 2018
MrSharkbait
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Jul 23, 2018
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Don't forget paper!
Jul 23, 2018
RayF
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Jul 23, 2018
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Got a bunch of that damn stuff too; can't have one without the other right?
Jul 23, 2018
rammble
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Jan 7, 2018
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Hi my name is Peter, and i have recently gotten back into the habit of writing. My biggest issue is because I need legibility in writing invoices i write in all caps. Unfortunately this also affected my cursive. As i am relearning the craft I am very unsure if my letters are correct, I was wondering if anyone had guides they used for how the lettering should look.
Jan 7, 2018
RayF
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Mar 18, 2018
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Many free resources on the internet for that. Poke around and you'll find references you can print. Hate to say it, but the solution is practice, practice, practice. You can do it!
Mar 18, 2018
TipJar
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Aug 22, 2017
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My suggestion for a Drop would be one of the Cross Tech II Pen /Stylus combo for use with cell phones. I have just bought one last month for use with my cell phone, while also having it for a regular day to day pen and it's come in handy greatly,.... ;)
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Aug 22, 2017
MikeMD
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Aug 24, 2017
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good blend of old and new technology. ;)
Aug 24, 2017
DocJoe
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Aug 20, 2017
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I would say you should try a stub nib. Kaweco has a good calligraphy set as does lamy.
Aug 20, 2017
JaiJai
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Aug 17, 2017
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Aug 17, 2017
lalepro
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Aug 12, 2017
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I hear from a friend who recently has started doing her calligraphy with fountain pens rather than with straight pens. She's bought several different brands and she really likes the brand JinHao off Amazon because they are super affordable ($5-7 on average) and look fancy but write decent. I tried out several of hers as it's become a fountain pen obsession for her (which i totally understand bc i have it to) and I didn't feel any difference in the ink flow or feel when i compared it to her $150 fountain pen. My personal obsession is the Visconti brand (Italian hand made pens) they are beautiful. However if you are strictly looking for writing and the pen's exterior fashion is not important, lamy has a strong reputation.
Aug 12, 2017
Sar5227
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Aug 11, 2017
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Hey! I'm Sarah. I do some calligraphy (with straight and oblique pens like the one below) and I'm interested in a good beginner's fountain pen. Any recommendations?
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Aug 11, 2017
RandyBrown
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Oct 26, 2017
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I ordered a Wing Sung 698 the other day from Amazon for about $21. It's a great pen - I put up a short post about it....follow this link: https://www.massdrop.com/talk/294/talk/1857047?utm_source=linkshare&referer=39HL8U
Oct 26, 2017
RayF
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Mar 18, 2018
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Real pens suck ink! Cartridges are to fountain pens as a Filet 'o Fish Sandwich is to Seafood!
Mar 18, 2018
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