Fountain Pens.

Shot with FIMO Portra 160NC.

When it comes to writing tools, I am an equal opportunity employer. Cheap pens, gel ink, liquid ink, expensive, ballpoint, and, of course, fountain. Fountain pens are my favorite. They are a bit fuzzy at times, but when they work, you can feel the words coming out of them. No struggle. Just flow.

Two random things about pens/fountain pens:

  1. Putting the cap on the back of your pen, any pen, is called posted position. You are either a posted or not posted position writer. I am a posted position writer. When I am unable to post the cap of pen due to design, I get furious.
  2. Sometimes with fountain pens either due to ink quality or environmental conditions, you will have to prime your pen to make the ink flow. Priming looks like this:
Shot with FIMO Portra 160NC.

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B.A. Burgess

Barbara Burgess is a writer which is made apparent by the text in this box and the box above. She is best known for being a multi-genre/multi-writing voice author who throws caution to the wind when describing her writing career - "Oh, I write children's books, holiday romance, and sci-fi. Why? What do you do? Just one thing?" In addition to being a writer of all the things, she is the founder of Pilgrim Fowl Press and a writing facilitator bringing permission to write to the masses via Skillshare and Udemy. The only social media she frequents is Instagram (@hellothisisbarbara). Her desert island movie is Stargate (the original with James Spader), and she has been taking daily mug shots of her morning coffee since before Instagram was even a thing.

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