ext_12726: Pen writing on paper (Freewriting)
posted by [identity profile] heleninwales.livejournal.com at 09:00am on 31/08/2015
I still use a fountain pen if/when I hand write first drafts of stories. (see icon) Mostly I type. I use a biro or rollerball at work, just for convenience and lack of leaking. Like [livejournal.com profile] lil_shepherd, I learned to write with a pencil and then a dip-in-the-ink pen. I had my first fountain pen at the age of about 10. The headmistress at the time considered biros to be the work of the devil, so if your parents couldn't afford a fountain pen, you had to keep using the horrible scratchy dip pens. I still used a fountain pen throughout secondary school, though at some point biros became acceptable.

I'm pretty sure that the schools here don't use fountain pens any more. My kids did have them for school, but they are now grown up and have children of their own, so not an indication as to what is happening now.
Edited Date: 2015-08-31 09:00 am (UTC)

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