from Pittsburgh, PA.
It sounds as if you have a real talent brewing. I can tell you from experience that fountain pens will help unleash that talent. I had a couple of stories rambling around in my head, and tried putting them down on my computer, and it just wasn't working. But when I started writing them down on paper (well, after all, I now had these pens, and a whole lot of different bottles of ink, because of all the enablers on here posting their reviews of all those lovely enticing colors... ) it was like the floodgates opened. I'm writing poetry for the first time since college, and am now actually trying my hand at fiction... (plots haven't quite gelled yet, but the *act* of writing is kinda cathartic).
Of course, enquiring minds want to know: WHERE IS THAT STORE???
Not, of course that I can afford a Porsche Design pen any more than you could... especially not after DCSS this past weekend. (My wallet -- my poor aching *empty* wallet...! And with the school taxes due this month! )
Oh -- fair warning. This place is just teeming with enablers.... A scant year and a half ago I had 1 (count 'em -- one) pen, a Parker Vector with an F nib, which at the time I got it I remember thinking to myself something along the lines of, "OMG I'm paying NINE DOLLARS for a pen -- *just* for writing in my journal. Now it's more like "Wow, I scored a Parker 51 -- in PLUM -- for *only* $68 plus shipping -- SWEEEEEEEET! Wonder if it will work on the plane trip as touted.... But how in the HECK did I manage to *not* get sniped...?"
Yup, we're all a bunch of enablers. My friend enabled me to a Craig BHR ring top with a lovely looking music nib on Sunday at the show by going "You need another pen with some flex? Cause I'm buying it if you don't...." (This was *after* enabling me to an absolutely beautiful -- and working -- gold filled Morrison Overlay ringtop the day before, using the same rationale of "If you don't, I will...." ) Of course I may have enabled some woman into trying to buy a rocker blotter like the one I got on Ebay a while back as a "Buy it Now" from some store in the UK....
Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth