I am a Lower Hutt left-handed author who likes to write her first drafts long-hand - with fountain pens, of course. The 158,840 word first draft of Restoration Day, my recently released fantasy novel, was written with Diamine Majestic Purple in an old green piston-filling Faber-Castell. (Are there any phrases in the English language more mellifluous than 'piston-filling fountain pen'?)
Being left-handed, it was a revelation to find that fountain pens leave my hands unsmudged where ballpoints lavish them with ink. I have a small collection of inks (mostly Diamine), but my everyday one is Waterman's Havana Brown.
Most of my pens are old ones inherited from relatives, though I also have a TWSBI Diamond Mini Clear (I have small hands - I use it unposted) and an ornate rosewood-barrelled modern pen (with kitset inner workings). A glass dip pen with a nib like a needle I use mostly for decoration.
My knowledge is limited, so I'm hoping to learn more about the pens I have and how to use and care for them properly. For example, how do you know if your rubber sac is losing it? How do you fill a pen whose mechanism appears to consist in its entirety of a rubber sac armoured in steel? (How do you change a profile picture when you can only upload from a url and when you do it says member_profile_disabled?) But perhaps these are questions for elsewhere on this as-yet undiscovered bourne.
Being a lover of old technologies, I knit a lot in my spare time, so you can also find me on Ravelry as MrsMakarios.