• First-time Quill Experience

    Calligraphy

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    I had never used a quill pen. Despite having dabbled and practiced with calligraphy since I was a teen some mumblemumble years ago, my experience was pretty much limited to dip pens with metal nibs and calligraphy fountain pens. I figured the time had come to correct that incomplete education. Quill were the primary writing instrument,… Read more »

  • CJCS Video: CJ Roundhand Writing Demo

    Calligraphy

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    After I posted a popular video on how to Improve Your Cursive Handwriting, I got a number of comments asking for a sample page of my everyday writing script, so I created a video for what I call CJ Roundhand. Well, it seems that folks actually wanted to see me write with it. And so,… Read more »

  • CJCS Video: CJ Roundhand

    Calligraphy

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    After I posted a popular video on how to Improve Your Cursive Handwriting, I got a number of comments asking for a sample page of my everyday writing script. Because of other projects, it took a while; but with those finished, I finally got a chance to put a video and sample sheet together. And… Read more »

  • Android Me On Sale

    WritingFiction

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    “The time has come,” our CJ said, “To talk of publishment: Of tales, and sales, and tech travails, Of books, both e- and print…” It’s time, folks. Android Me is now officially available for sale. For now, the book is available only at Amazon (in the US and other countries) in both print and Kindle editions (click… Read more »

  • My Fountain Penning Daily Lineup

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    I like writing with fountain pens — which I’ve written about before. I like the old-school quality that makes me feel connected to a nib & ink tradition that spans millennia. I like the variety of inks. I like that the ease of writing means a carpal tunnel flair-up is less likely than with other types of pens, pencils, and even keyboards.

    On the various social networks, I’m sometimes asked what I use (especially when I do videos). As you can imagine, what I use varies quite a bit, but I do have my everyday items as well as my go-tos that for one reason or another aren’t quite in the everyday category.

  • Android Me Read-aloud-through

    WritingFiction

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    Android Me is in the home stretch before typesetting. I’m currently doing the read-aloud-through, which is like a read-through except I,  you know, do it out loud. Think of it as an audio book but with (lots of) editing. When it comes to prose, I’ve considered myself a storyteller. That means thinking of a story… Read more »