There’s a giveaway going on! Until 2/17/2015 you can enter to win a hand forged knife (made by yours truly; $350 value, and more info can be seen here), a bespoke short story with you as the main character (any genre you like; priceless), or a set of all three Blood Soaked e-books (or trade up to a page of my hand written notes for plotlines that never happened…or have yet to happen)!
All you have to do to enter is spread the good word on Twitter and Facebook. Follow me @crawford4033, and like my author page on Facebook. Then drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org (that way I know you’re you). BANG! You’ll be entered!
I’ve added a few new fountain pens to my writing lineup. The current range looks like this:
Randy Hamilton tiger celluloid; medium
JP Lepine Winston in French Oak; bold
Pilot Custom 74 with an opaque navy body (!); medium
Noodler’s Ahab flex nib; fine to medium
Jinhao #450; medium to big swashes
Cadman & Cummins in Elder burl; bold
I’ve also got a few more inks. Noodler’s Bulletproof Black, which isn’t as waterproof as I’d hoped. Diamine Dark Blue. Iroshizuku Kon-Peki. I have to say that the last two are incredibly luscious to write with. The Iroshizuku inks from Pilot have a superb watercolor-like stroke with lovely variable tone.
Trust me. Put the Iroshizuku in the JP Lepine, Jinhao, or the Randy Hamilton…oh, what a writing experience you’ll have! Believe it.
As an author, there’s really nothing like writing your story notes in longhand with a fountain pen. It is responsive, fast, and intimate…just like the touch of an eager lover…just…on paper. Ahem.