Paw Prints

Plaid in full

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How many other pocket notebooks does everyone want to reach out and stroke?

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My Top Ten (non-stationery, non-tech) podcasts

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I wrote before about my favourite Stationery podcasts. I do listen to other things too. Again, in no particular order, here are some podcasts I enjoy that are not specifically 'tech' or 'stationery'.  1. Kermode and Mayo's Film Review. AKA "Wittertainment". A BBC gem, whether you like movies or not. 2. Covered. HC Marks on writers and their books. 3. The Figure. Georgia Parkin and Charlotte Lorimer on a wide-range of topics. 4. Reconcilable Differences. "John Siracusa and Merlin Mann try to figure out how they got this way." 5. Thoroughly Considered. Myke Hurley and the guys behind Studio Neat....

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My writing notebooks (part 2)

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Last time, I talked about the notebooks I use to capture ideas. Today, I'm going to talk about what kind of books I use once an idea has enough oomph that I think it will be a book.

This noodling around could be thinking more about the setting, or plot or the characters. Usually, it's a bit of all three, though plot and characters often seem to come together.

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Portuguese Pencils!

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Viarco is a serendipitous survival, using the same factory, the same machinery, and if not actually the same personnel at least some of the same surnames, as when it started in the early twentieth century. They are now, quite rightly, milking that retro credibility for all it's worth, and here are the delectable results.

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London Pen Show

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London Pen Show The WES Spring show in London. What a hoot!Things went much as foreseen in my previous post, but with more Guinness.Clare got us to the venue in plenty of time, and by nine o’clock we were ready for any early birds. The show is much larger than any of the provincial shows that we have attended, with a main room and a full adjacent corridor.I was delighted to see a wide-range of tables. In addition to the core vintage pen dealers, there were more “fringe” folk, like us. Pen cases, nib grinders, calligrapher, ink, pencil sharpener (no,...

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