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The Letter Writers Alliance

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#1 MRose

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 12:11

I've just become a member of The Letter Writers Alliance, thought it would be great to be part of this since I did allot of greeting cards and I like to write, specially with my fountain pens.

 

Any of you part of this alliance? If so, what is your experience?


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#2 Shannon

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 19:21

I've been a member for a few months.  Other than being matched with two pen pals, I haven't gotten a lot from it.  I think the pen pals I found here have been better at keeping the conversations going.


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#3 MRose

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 19:14

I've been a member for a few months.  Other than being matched with two pen pals, I haven't gotten a lot from it.  I think the pen pals I found here have been better at keeping the conversations going.

 

Ooooh, I haven't received my package yet so I don't have anything going yet. But thanks for your input :huh:  


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INKS: Noodler's Heart of Darkness - Baystate Blue - Apache Sunset - Bullet Proof Black - Blue Nose Bear - Black Swan In Australian Roses - Widow Maker - 54th Massachusetts - Navajo Turquoise - Burning Rome
OTHER INKS: Thortons - Green / Pelikan-Blue / J. Herbin 1670- Ocena Blue

 

 


#4 OCArt

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 19:42

I was matched with two very nice penpals and we've been exchanging letters for about three years.  I think it's the luck of the draw.



#5 CzTeacherMan

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 14:07

How does one find pen pals on FPN?  

Sorry, I'm brand new to this, but as soon as I had a fountain pen in my hand, I began looking for excuses to write more, LOL!  A pen pal would be great, but I would hope to find people that will write back, especially if we have a shared interest!

 

I've been a member for a few months.  Other than being matched with two pen pals, I haven't gotten a lot from it.  I think the pen pals I found here have been better at keeping the conversations going.



#6 MG66

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 18:23

Very much luck of the draw. I got matched with two, sent letters and received none. Try #3 yielded better results for a while.

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#7 FLZapped

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 03:47

How does one find pen pals on FPN?  

Sorry, I'm brand new to this, but as soon as I had a fountain pen in my hand, I began looking for excuses to write more, LOL!  A pen pal would be great, but I would hope to find people that will write back, especially if we have a shared interest!

 

Right here:

 

http://www.fountainp...l-writing-list/



#8 Uncial

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 09:55

I suspect there are a lot of people on their lists who have either moved and not notified them of a new address or have simply lost interest in pen paling.



#9 drv1913

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 00:46

I'm an LWA member, but I don't participate in the pen pal exchange.  I mostly just read the blog posts (seldom commenting) and participate in the virtual book club now that it is a printed newsletter.



#10 thehawkseye

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 03:53

I was wondering if there were any other LWA members here!

 

I've been a member for almost a year now, but only participated in one swap so far (though I just signed up for another one). Like others have said, I think it's luck of the draw. The two penpals I received wrote once, but I haven't heard from them since. We shall see how this round goes.

 

That said, I think that's kind of the story of pen pal swaps. Some people you'll connect with, some people you won't. But when you do connect with someone it's the start of an amazing friendship :)



#11 Misfit

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 08:42

I’ve been a member for several years. I have not used the LWA to get pen pals. I have found them here through this thread:

http://www.fountainp...l-writing-list/

And through a thread for February’s InCoWriMo or International Correspondence Writing Month.

I read the LWA blog sometimes, and use the free downloads. I like finding pen pals here because you are guaranteed fountain pens, inks and paper to have in common. Those are usually my topics for a new pen pal.
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#12 aworldofsnailmail

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 12:30

Member here.... but https://16sparrows.t...our-future.html

I blog at http://correspondenc...blogspot.co.uk/ on correspondence and stamps and such. I also have a snailmail forum

Participating in InCoWriMo-2019.

Best wishes

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#13 Misfit

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 23:36

Yeah, I was a bit surprised to read the LWA was ending. Maybe the writing was on the wall when they lost or stopped leasing office space.

At least we got a year’s notice. I have wanted to try their Initiative Responses, so this coming ending might spur me on. That and getting the downloads I might and do want.

There are a couple items I might buy too.
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