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What Pens Did/do Famous Writers Use?
Posted 11 September 2010 - 13:53
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Posted 11 September 2010 - 18:34
I think I remember Hemingway and Montegrappa are somehow connected. Can anyone verify this?
I also read this somewhere, I think on fpn only. I think there was this other post on roughly the same thing.
Posted 11 September 2010 - 18:35
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)
Posted 11 September 2010 - 19:42
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Posted 12 September 2010 - 11:09
From art of fiction no 187
"When I’m traveling, and not alone at my desk, after a while I get depressed. I’m happy when I’m alone in a room and inventing. More than a commitment to the art or to the craft, which I am devoted to, it is a commitment to being alone in a room. I continue to have this ritual, believing that what I am doing now will one day be published, legitimizing my daydreams. I need solitary hours at a desk with good paper and a fountain pen like some people need a pill for their health."
Edited by gro, 12 September 2010 - 11:13.
Posted 18 September 2010 - 16:20
In the twenties in Paris he wrote with pencils. He used to carry for them mechanical sharpeners cause with a
Knowing Hemingway's love for very expensive shotguns and rifles it's hard to see him as an Esterbrook man.
pocket knife you lose to much graphite and wood. Once I saw a photo of Kerouac writing with a fountain pen
I think it was a Parker 51 but I am not sure.
Posted 18 September 2010 - 16:39
Posted 18 September 2010 - 19:17
Just finished reading a biography of William Somerset Maugham, who used fountain pens fitted with a special collar that weighted then toward the nib end, and he preferred black ink.
Peter Straub, author of "Ghost Story" among other works, has written with Visconti pens, and I read an interview with him in which he talked about visiting the Levenger store in Florida with Neil Gaimen, and the two of them thinking about "writing a novel in gray ink."
Stephen King has mentioned using a Waterman fountain pen -- no mention of model. Anne Tyler ("The Accidental Tourist") has been quoted as using a Parker 75. Jonathan Carroll uses fountain pens, as does Harlan Ellison (when he isn't using one of his prized manual typewriters).
Posted 18 September 2010 - 20:22
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Posted 18 September 2010 - 21:14
The liberty of the press is indeed essential to the nature of a free state; but this consists in laying no previous restraints upon publications, and not in freedom from censure for criminal matter when published. Every freeman has an undoubted right to lay what sentiments he pleases before the public; to forbid this, is to destroy the freedom of the press; but if he publishes what is improper, mischievous or illegal, he must take the consequence of his own temerity. (4 Bl. Com. 151, 152.) Blackstone's Commentaries
Posted 18 September 2010 - 21:36
Posted 19 September 2010 - 00:04
Dan Brown uses a crayon. He isn't allowed sharp instruments that might put an eye out, you see.
I found this hilarious. You gave me a real laugh.
Posted 19 September 2010 - 10:30
Edited by garnet, 19 September 2010 - 10:34.
PELIKAN 800 (Binder xxxf) Green striated.
Pelikan 140 f & xf
DuoFold (1955) italic
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Collection of 200+ Wyverns
Posted 02 October 2010 - 20:23
amateur vintage pen fixer and nib tuner
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