Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The 100 Pen Project

I love writing long hand. I know, I'm a relic, but there's something about the feel of pen to paper. The flow of words from a pen and turning each page of progress. Not much can top a notebook, a pen, coffee and a place where my mind can be free. I'm partial to one type of pen. Every writer has some "thing" they do when they write. I HAVE to use the same kind of pen. I've used these Bic pens f-o-r-e-v-e-r, and only black ink of course.
My favorite, and my couch likes to eat this brand best. 

Now, I recently went to the store to see what other pens I might try to break out of my routine. I did find some I liked.

Then there's the one kind I despise.

Now my next writing project is at hand and I want to begin a new manuscript next month, I'm beginning the 100 Pen Project. I want 100 different pens to create the next manuscript. Here's the catch. I want the pens from you.... my blog follower, my facebook followers, friends, and family. At the end I'm going to display them on a canvas and take them to my book signings. The pens you donate can be from your place of business, or from you. It doesn't matter. I just want 100 different pens as long as they write black. If you want to join in the 100 Pen Project you can email me for my address at I look forward to posting the progress of the manuscript project with you!


  1. Interesting project! I hardly write long hand, I must admit. Just at the start of a project in order to get my thoughts sorted out, and it can be a struggle to decipher it! But even though I don't do it much, I would agree that it is different from typing... feels more "free" in a way. Enjoy your new pens!

  2. This is such a creative, fun idea; I am expecting a pen!!!

  3. We have a pen monster in our house that eats them. It's called three boys. Good luck on your pen project. It sounds like a great idea!

  4. that's an innovative idea...good luck!

  5. that is great! happy pen picking!
    i love pens too, had a purple pen collection in hs =)

    1. I can't wait to share my collection when I hit 100. Should be interesting!

  6. Sounds like a fun way to write a novel. I also prefer to write by hand with black ink. :-)

  7. Aloha,

    The family and I spent the night at Disney's Aulani resort here in 'Oahu and I have an Aulani pen for you :)

    Will send you an email for the address per instructions :)