Paw Prints — letter-writing

Bomo letter writing pack

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

As I'm sure all of you know by now, I write proper letters, on nice paper, to a number of people, and I have done for decades. Sometimes they are quick notes; sometimes they are longer missives. They are often just to exchange news. Occasionally, they are to force a stressed friend to sit down and concentrate on something else for ten minutes, rather than whatever is stressing them.

A new addition to Nero's is some splendid writing paper from Bomo. 

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Crown Mill laid writing paper

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

"Laid paper"? Some of you might be wondering: what on earth is "Laid paper"? Luckily for you, I covered this a while back! Have a look at my post "Laid... or wove?" The Crown Mill writing paper is, as Scrib has also noted, laid paper. Which makes it excellent for graphite lovers, but not so much fun for fountain pen users. The very reason laid paper can be a pain (literally) to write on using a fountain pen is the very reason other pens (and pencils) work so well: it has a texture or 'toothiness' to it. As many of...

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"I want to send some snail-mail... what should I buy?"

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

Well, firstly, congratulations on writing something by hand and making the recipient's day! Letter-writing is dying out, and I despair for future historians who may have nothing to look at. So much of what we know about social history comes from written accounts - letters, notes, accounts and so on. It will be a real shame if the world loses that ephemera.

Secondly, let's talk a bit more about what you want to write? Because in the same way you don't want to use a spade to prune a rosebush, what you want to write will dictate (to some degree) what you want to write on.

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I challenge you to put pen to paper

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

When was the last time you held a proper letter in your hand? When was the last time you wrote one? Today? This week? This month? This year?

This decade?

This century??

I challenge you to write a letter this week - whether it's to a friend or family member, or a random act of kindness to a stranger - put pen to paper and make someone's day.

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Epistle to the Neronians

Posted by Scribble Monboddo on

A hand-written letter about writing letters by hand.

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