Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Mitsubish Jetstream vs. Zebra's Surari ball point pen

I bought my Jetstream from Tokyo pens and my Surari from Jet pens. Remember: I don't get a penny from either website so feel free to buy till your hearts content!!!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

How Many Words Do Writers Write a Day?

You hear it all the time among writers. Treat the craft like a day job. Set a certain amount and then do it. Everyday till the cows come home. So let us examine what kind work they are talking about here....note: authors are listed in no particular order.

J.R.R. Tolkein 245 a day.

Stephen King 2,000-2,500 (365 days a year)

Didymus Chalkenteros- wrote between 3,500 to 4,000 books in his life time. (53 years) Take that Harper Lee.

John Grisham writes from 8AM-Noon (5 days a week)
* wrote The Pelican Brief in 100 days
* wrote The Client in 6 months

Victor Hugo-20 pages a day.

Ernest Hemingway
1,000 words a day.

Dean Koontz-3 pages a day.

Patti Callahan Henry-10-15 pages a day.

John Updike- 3 pages a day-365 a year

George Benard Shaw-5 pages a day-365 a year

R. F. Delderfield-33 pages a day every day-365 a year

Charles Hamilton-wrote under 25 pseudonyms-averaged 1.5 million words a year or 20-25 pages a day.

Jack London-1,000-1,5000 words a day

Samuel Johnson-up to 40 pages a day.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Stephen King's Advice on Writing

Mitsubish Jetstream ball point pen 0.7 review

This is the Mitsubish Jet Stream ball point pen that I bought from Tokyo Pen shop. I paid about $2.50 for it. The pen comes in 0.5 or 0.7. I opted for the latter. The company says it is a ball point pen that writes like a gel pen.

It features a clear barrel and a nice smooth gel grip-no slimy or funny smell. The plastic is extremely durable as my cats like to chew on my pens.

Here is a sample of how the pen writes on plain white paper

Another view of it

Let's try an experiment

the area where the ink was exposed to water smeared a little bit but not too terribly. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Handmade pocket notebooks

 Check out these super cute and super inexpensive notebooks. ($2.00 for two-shipping is $3.00.) 

Handmade by One Up Designs on Etsy

they are 3.5" by 5" and contain 40 pages. Made from acid free 70lb paper.

As you can see. They are a little bit smaller than a moleskine.

More moleskine comparsion

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Pentel Energel Pen Review

Pentel's Energel Pens


Nice rubber grip with not funny smell or greasy feelings...............isn't that the name of a Journey song?

No bleed through


It draws smooth, clean lines no matter what kind of paper you are using.

                                           A little vocab humor.......

                       No bleed through even on a thin note paper.

Nice solid sturdy plastic