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.