Jill Weatherholt

Writing Stories of Love, Faith and Happy Endings While Enjoying the Journey


Unplugged

“Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff.” —Robert Eliot

Just a quick note to let you know I’ll be stepping away from my blog until after the first of the year.

Wishing you all peace and joy during the upcoming holiday season.

Jill ❤

 “Set peace of mind as your highest goal and organize your life around it.” ~ Brian Tracy

 

 


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Happy Fountain Pen Day! #writerslife

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Yes, today is National Deviled Egg Day, but personally, I’ve never been a fan.

“My two fingers on a typewriter have never connected with my brain. My hand on a pen does. A fountain pen, of course. Ball-point pens are only good for filling out forms on a plane.” Graham Greene

What I am a fan of, as many of you know, are fountain pens! And today, the second day in November happens to be designated Fountain Pen Day.

In the past, I’ve written about my love of pens. I’ll admit I’m a bit of a hoarder of all types of writing instruments, journals, notebooks…anything.

When starting a new story, there’s nothing better than sitting down with a brand new notebook and a special pen. As the ink glides across the page and each word builds into a sentence and then paragraph after paragraph, I drift off into my character’s world.

Several years ago, after my first short story, written in longhand was published, I was given a special gift from my father. It was a Montblanc pen, given to him at his retirement. Along with the pen, he gave me some words of encouragement. Within those words, he’d referred to me as a ‘writer’ something I’d yet to call myself.

Since receiving this gift, every story I’ve written has begun in longhand with my special pen. It’s something that I cherish and one that has given me the courage to call myself a writer.

I’m anxious to hear about a special gift you’ve received.