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    Default NaNoWriMo 2020

    Anyone doing it this year?

    I have a more coherent concept for a longer work this year. The only issue is getting the alone time to write. Solitude
    is harder to come by in this plague year. At least for me.

    I imagine iíll be writing with more or less the same pens as last year: mostly vintage Pelikans & MB broads & obliques with a few Parkers & Sheaffers mixed in. I think iíll probably work out my King of Pen, too. Inks will be various blue blacks, mostly IGs. I am running low on my favorite bagasse paper, so i have some loose Tomoe River coming in a few days.

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    Default Re: NaNoWriMo 2020

    I am doing it this year.

    May write some of it with Blackwing pencil and Pilot pens.
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    Default Re: NaNoWriMo 2020

    I keep trying but, I'm guessing I have written more than 50k words in letters in a month than my previous attempts at nanowrimo put together.
    I am a Penpaller and Correspondent. I have a blog. I have a snail mail forum for discussion and postal challenges....
    Best wishes,
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    Default Re: NaNoWriMo 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by Morgaine View Post
    I keep trying but, I'm guessing I have written more than 50k words in letters in a month than my previous attempts at nanowrimo put together.
    Sounds like an epistolary novel would be right up your alley.

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    Default Re: NaNoWriMo 2020

    Got started by inking a bunch of pens at 5:30am and putting them to paper. I tend to fall behind pace during the week so i did more than the daily quota. I didnít quite make it to two days worth, but i like to leave something in the tank for the next day.

    My favorite pen from this session was a first year Parker 75 with an italic fine nib. The italic helps with legibility. I also used an MB146G with an OB nib, and of course, blue black ink.

    https://imgur.com/a/3ujTBHw
    Last edited by guyy; November 1st, 2020 at 08:31 PM.

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    Default Re: NaNoWriMo 2020

    At about 12000 words so far, a little off the pace. My protagonist is illiterate which is proving to be a stylistic challenge. Struggle is good, though. I donít trust my writing when itís too easy.

    I ran the Parker 75 dry in this morningís session. I really liked the discipline the italic enforces; it really helps with the legibility. I may have to pick up a couple more italics in broader widths. This one is a fine. Iíve also been using a Montblanc 144G in B quite a bit.

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    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: NaNoWriMo 2020

    I think iím bailing. Too much day job stress

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