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    Default Re: InCo Pen Pals for the rest of the year

    Quote Originally Posted by PenPal View Post
    Maybe this is a silly question but how does one go about getting a pen pal? Despite my username, I do not have any I would have NO idea what to write about or where to start but would like to give it a go. Not sure this is the thread for my question but it seems the most fitting. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    You've come to the right thread! As for what to write - that plagues some penpals - some write what they call intro letters (and what I call akin to a CV) and I think these have been some of the most boring letters I've ever received (all about them). In response to a comment elsewhere, I wrote:

    The first letter can be quite daunting. I used to write something akin to a CV mentioning some hobbies (all about me)- but now have changed what I first write. Perhaps I have always wanted to visit the area you live in or have already been. Perhaps the name of your street evokes some memory or connection. Perhaps I have a relative or friend shares your first name and then there is a little anecdote to tell (how they had posters of Tom Jones, Sean Connery and/or other music/film stars, etc – your reply could be, “It wasn’t Tom Jones on my wall but David Bowie..”).. The old fail-safe – the weather (have you been affected by the storm/tornado…?). I even imagine we are friends already.

    If you have a few moments, you could have a look through http://www.lettersofnote.com/ or follow that site on Twitter – pictures of letters are regularly shown. The accompanying books (I have volume 1 in softback) are worth reading.

    (link no longer valid, edit Jan/2019)

    If you are quick or not, you could join my snailmail forum - link in the signature - you should be able to recognise a few names from here over there!
    Last edited by Morgaine; January 18th, 2019 at 03:23 PM.
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    Default Re: InCo Pen Pals for the rest of the year

    I'M IN;

    MIKE SMUKULA
    8109 RANCHO LUCIDO NW
    ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87120-5832

    THANKS,
    MIKE
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    Default Re: InCo Pen Pals for the rest of the year

    Quote Originally Posted by PenPal View Post
    Maybe this is a silly question but how does one go about getting a pen pal? Despite my username, I do not have any I would have NO idea what to write about or where to start but would like to give it a go. Not sure this is the thread for my question but it seems the most fitting. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    There's also a monthly penpal matching for fountain pen writers over at https://www.reddit.com/r/FountainPenPals/. The one for April is open for submissions from now until March 25th.

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    This is definitely a first for me, but I'll give a shot. My name is CJ Chiasson. I'm a married man with a lovely wife and 2 amazing sons. I live in Southern California and am a transplant here from Louisiana and Florida. I look forward to having my first pen pal, particularly anyone from overseas. Cheers.

    CJ Chiasson
    20452 Vicenza Lane
    Santa Clarita, CA 91350
    United States

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    Default Re: InCo Pen Pals for the rest of the year

    The same VertOlive, transplanted to The Lone Star Planet:

    Diana Vredeveld
    411 E. 6th Street
    Hereford, TX 79045

    The PO Box 392, Hereford, TX 79045-0392 will be OUT of SERVICE August 31. PLEASE DON'T USE NOW.
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    Default Re: InCo Pen Pals for the rest of the year

    I'm still open to new correspondents. If you don't know what to write, I have some questions needing answering by snailmail over on my forum!
    I am a Penpaller and Correspondent. I have a blog. I have a snail mail forum for discussion and postal challenges....
    Best wishes,
    Mia

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    Default Re: InCo Pen Pals for the rest of the year

    I'm interested in corresponding with someone who shares an interest in fountain pens
    Based in Derbyshire in UK
    PM me with details if interested
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    Harry Warren
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    I have been looking for something like this for a LONG time! EDIT: I enjoy cycling, hiking, religion, coffee, traveling, etc etc. I am a seminary student looking to go into full time mission work. I have lived in overseas before, and been to Nicaragua, Mexico, Indonesia, and Nepal. My wife has been to South Africa, Kenya, and India.

    Surely we can all find common ground on coffee!

    Lucas Hughes
    125 Main Street
    Woodburn, KY 42170
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    Default Re: InCo Pen Pals for the rest of the year

    I'm reviving an old thread but curious if anyone else is seeking a correspondence buddy. PM me if you'd like to exchange addresses.

    Posted this over in the 2019 Incowrimo thread, but it applies here too...

    A bit of background, if it's helpful...

    I travel almost full-time and have for over a decade (partly for business, but mostly cause I want to). Grew up in the Rockies so I'm a mountain man at heart. I always gravitate to locations with mountains (Sierras, Rockies, Alps, etc) and have lived all over North America and Europe (and the Philippines, but that was a while ago). Besides my love for all things fountain pens, inks, and paper, I love motorcycles (put over 20k miles on mine last year), anything outdoors (camping, hiking, etc), animals (especially my cat, Songi), literature, history, yummy tea (Lapsang souchong and Fortnum & Mason's Royal Blend are my favs at the moment), and a gazillion other things. I have yet to meet a person with whom I can't connect about something - there are so many awesome things in life that there's bound to be a shared interest somewhere.
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    Default Re: InCo Pen Pals for the rest of the year

    I would love to find one or two more people to write to!

    I enjoy reading (mainly history and literary fiction), music (especially Baroque, but much else besides), unusual/cult films, documentaries, travel, drawing, cooking, and various crafts. I love animals (cats and dogs in particular), interesting buildings (both old and modern), and learning about other countries and cultures. I am female, in the UK, and about to turn 40.

    Even though I am a fan of fountain pens, I am more interested in the words on the page than the stationery used to form them. I have been writing to penpals for more than 10 years, and always appreciate receiving a handwritten letter in the post!

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    Default Re: InCo Pen Pals for the rest of the year

    Umm. Some people in this thread have changed addresses. I noticed some people have also quoted other people's addresses but the addresses in the original posts have been removed. Some of you might like to review your posts and edit where appropriate.

    Still writing letters.
    I am a Penpaller and Correspondent. I have a blog. I have a snail mail forum for discussion and postal challenges....
    Best wishes,
    Mia

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    Default Re: InCo Pen Pals for the rest of the year

    I would like to join here. I'm from the Philippines, so if you would like to exchange letters, please don't hesitate to send me a private message. Kindly note that I prefer a friendly and wholesome letter and/or postcards.

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