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Does Anyone Else Also Use Manual Typewriters? What For?
kealani posted a topic in It Writes, But It Is Not A Fountain Pen ....Does anyone else also use manual or vintage manual typewriters? What do you use it for? Correspondence?
Advice On Starting A Pen-Pal Group?
ASCIIaardvark posted a topic in The Write StuffI think snail-mail would suit the Steampunk community - the chance to use fountain or dip pens, wax seals, gold leaf, etc. My experience with reddit.com/r/FountainPenPals was a lack of connection -- I had fun with it, but rarely did the correspondence continue beyond the first letter from each match. Any advice for starting a new pen-pal matching service? I'm thinking: limit of 2 pen-pals at a time 'till you've participated in a previous round of matching & nobody complained you flaked on mailing themoffer InCharacter (writing as your steampunk persona) or OutOfCharacter (writing as yourself) options:Prompt for IC: "The Great Alliance is signed, your government calls on you to write these foreigners & get to know our new allies to strengthen the bonds among our nations"Prompt for OOC: you see your pen pal's answers from sign-up process questions, like "what's your favorite part of steampunk?" or "how do you participate in steampunk?"Figured I'd use Google Forms to get everyone's address, email, one-off/continuing-correspondence preference, IC/OOC preference, & answers to any prompt questions -- leave that open for ~10 days, then email everyone their match(es). I'll post the announcement on a few steampunk & pen pal forums like BrassGoggles, reddit's r/steampunk and r/penpals, the local steampunk Facebook, etc. If it goes well, run a new round of match-ups every month or two. ...thoughts?
The Letter Writers Alliance
MRose posted a topic in Clubs, Meetings and EventsI'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?
Article: I’Ve Been Writing To My Pen Pal For 81 Years
catbert posted a topic in The Write Stuffhttps://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/aug/03/experience-writing-french-pen-pal-81-years
Best Cursive Style For Writing Letters To Family, Pen Pals, Etc?
nicagrace posted a topic in The Write StuffHello everyone! This is my first post on the site. I am so happy to have discovered Fountain Pen Network; I've spent the last several hours looking through the various forums! Sorry if this topic has been covered before, but I wasn't able to find anything with the search results. I'm an avid pen-pal letter writer, and I've been wanting to improve my penmanship. I was thinking of looking at 'Business' style ala Mills. I was intrigued by the Spencerian style, but I'm wondering if that would take up too much space while writing a lengthy letter. What styles do you tend to write with for personal correspondence? Thanks in advance!
Mister5 posted a topic in The Write StuffJust wondering if anyone is participating in incowrimo 2016, which will begin soon? I haven't seen any update on incowrimo.org I'll be happy to send my address via message for participants (or if you're looking for a pen pal).