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#1 roh9

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 05:38

Hello all,

 

Let me begin by saying, it's a privilege being here. I am a late bloomer, having discovered the joy of fountain pen quite recently. It all began a few weeks back, when i was struggling to overcome a massive writer's block which had been haunting me for quite a while now and as a result my first novel got delyaed.

So far, i was using my latop to write my novel. I thought perhaps it was the boring white screen or a mental disconnect between my fingers and the keyboard that affected my creative side.

 

It was then i had the brainwave, why don't I write the old fashioned way, with pen and paper. Naturally roller balls and ballpoints are clumsy for my use, so i decided to use a fountain pen. I googled for a good affordable fountain pen and by happy chance i discovered the Fountain Pen Network. Since that day, i read reviews upon reviews of various wonderful pens. Finally i settled on the Lamy Safari.

 

I visited William Penn store and tried out a safari. I have never encountered such smooth writing in any other pen. It writes even better than my dad's Mont Blanc rollerball (just my opinion). The praise for Lamy is completely justified and I went ahead and purchased a matte charcoal Lamy Safari. I got both the converter and a lamy cartridge complimentary. 

 

Back at home, i discovered or should i say re- discovered the experience of writng with hand. Ideas seem to flow more smoothly, though i haven't fully ironed out my writer's block. But i definitely feel an improvement in output. The Lamy writes so beautifully, i may never touch again a roller ball or ballpoint ever in my life. I am hooked, absolutely hooked on fountain pens. Already I have decided to look into the Lamy 2000 or a Pilot Vanishing Point. The Twsbi looks great and definitely i would like to get my greedy hands on that. Perhaps i should look into importing it into India from Goulet pens or similar websites. The Indian fountain pens look good to, like the Ratnam pens, Oliver, Guider etc, but they are quite hard to come by especially the Ratnam.

 

Though I am a new Fountain Pen enthusiast, i will definitely look into increasing my collection.

 

My sincere thanks to all who have read my beginning journey into the world of founatin pens.



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Posted 10 April 2016 - 11:10

Hello and welcome to FPN.  :W2FPN:



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Posted 10 April 2016 - 12:41

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 14:10

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 15:01

Welcome aboard! I have a charcoal Safari, too; great first choice!

Good luck with your novel. One way I've heard to break writer's block is to interview your characters as though you were a newspaperman.

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 15:59

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 16:01

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 17:18

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Welcome to our little corner of the universe from a pen user in San Diego. I'm sure you will enjoy your time here.


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Posted 10 April 2016 - 22:17

:W2FPN:

 

If you have no problem with the section on the Safari, then you should be able to comfortably hold and use a Pilot Vanishing Point. If you intend to write for long periods of time and/or many pages, be sure to get a fine point: the ink capacity of the Pilot converters is not all that wonderful...

 

Hope you are making progress with the manuscript!



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Posted 10 April 2016 - 23:49

Hello and welcome from Idaho!

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 03:17

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#13 roh9

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 13:44

Welcome aboard! I have a charcoal Safari, too; great first choice!

Good luck with your novel. One way I've heard to break writer's block is to interview your characters as though you were a newspaperman.

Thank You very much Sailor Kenshin.  I will definitely try out your suggestion.



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Posted 11 April 2016 - 13:53

:W2FPN:

 

If you have no problem with the section on the Safari, then you should be able to comfortably hold and use a Pilot Vanishing Point. If you intend to write for long periods of time and/or many pages, be sure to get a fine point: the ink capacity of the Pilot converters is not all that wonderful...

 

Hope you are making progress with the manuscript!

The section on the Safari is actually quite comfortable for me. Actually, I find the Pilot Vanishing Point design rather interesting and unique. I just wanted one for the sake of my collection :P .

 

Regarding the manuscript, yeah i am getting slightly better. But definitely an improvement over typing on a laptop.



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Posted 11 April 2016 - 20:13

Welcome, Roh9 !  

 

The LAMY Safari will accept several other nibs, which can be changed easily.  They can add enjoyment to your Safari.  My LAMY 2000 is very smooth.  

 

Write with joy.  


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