Ira Glass on “The Gap”

I'm not stopping to write a big long blog post, just to post this video for all those beginning (and continuing) creative people who are doubting themselves, several of whom have recently contacted me via Wattpad. It says pretty much everything you need to know to persevere at what you want to do well, except … Continue reading Ira Glass on “The Gap”

World Map of the first 1000 #Storycraft-ers!

Hello #Storycrafters! @Story-Craft passed 1000 followers, this week, and I've had a little time in the hotel, today, before returning to the task of unpacking at the new place, so I thought it would be interesting to see from where in the world we all tweet. As it turns out, while most #storycrafters are in North America, and, of … Continue reading World Map of the first 1000 #Storycraft-ers!

Sample ink before you buy, even Down Under.

  In my introductory post to my recent series on the Sailor Jentle, 2011 Limited Edition Collection, I mentioned that limited editions were difficult, if not impossible to “sample”.  Sampling fountain pen inks was something I discovered when I returned to Sydney and found that it was nigh on impossible to find inks that weren’t … Continue reading Sample ink before you buy, even Down Under.

Ink Review: Epinard, Sailor L. E. Spring 2011 Collection

This is a medium green with little blue in it and is almost an army green (in fact I wish I had the Noodler’s Army  Green to compare it to, it’s probably similar.) Finding a green that isn’t too blue, without being yellow is actually hard work. Epinard sits nicely between Edelstein’s rich, dark Aventurine … Continue reading Ink Review: Epinard, Sailor L. E. Spring 2011 Collection

Ink Review: Ultramarine, Sailor L. E. Spring 2011 Collection

For some reason, I’ve always loved to write my fiction in purple ink but finding good mid and light purples, which aren’t painfully bright can be tough. Sailor’s Winter 2010 collection gave me one of my all time favourite inks: Fuji Musume, a beautiful, pastel purple; This Spring Sailor has brought us Ultramarine, a mid-purple … Continue reading Ink Review: Ultramarine, Sailor L. E. Spring 2011 Collection