Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Blogaversary Week, Day Three!



A good fraction of my readership is still very fond of reading in paper. And so many of the authors I love are obsessed with paper and good old-fashioned fountain pens! So today's giveaway is for my paper readers!

This is a trio of items that will ship to you from Amazon. They include a flexible LED booklight that can also act as a bookmark (a Marzie's Reads favorite and must-have item for reading those paper ARCs late at night without disturbing my poor husband), a Pilot MR Retro Fountain Pen, and a Minimalism Art Notebook for writing with that shiny pen. You can choose between Turquoise Blue or Black for the three items. (If you see another color in the Pilot MR Retro line that you're dying to have instead, just let me know if you win.) Here's what these items look like in Turquoise:






and for the gents, here's the gray/black example:







To enter, comment below and tell me the name of a current writer who talks about using fountain* pens. There are quite a few actually, and googling it to find one is fine. You'll be amazed that some pretty prolific writers start their drafts with pen and paper. Please also give me your reference for the writer writing with fountain pens. (A link to an Instagram photo, a quote, a tweet about breaking down in Singapore and spending a lot of money on pen and ink, for example. This is your gift to me for my Blogaversary because I love to follow writers who write with fountain pens!) There are quite a few less well-known writers who do. Don't worry if you see that the writer you chose has been listed by someone else, but don't cheat, either, because then you're cheating yourself out of the fun of finding out.

If you want an extra entry, follow Marzie's Reads on Twitter and then comment, saying hi or something, on my Tweet about this post. Get yet another entry if you retweet my tweet. You can find the link to the Marzie's Reads' Twitter account over in the sidebar. →

For your entry to be valid you must be following Marzie's Reads on Facebook, because that's how you're going to contact me about your details for this prize.

This giveaway is valid from July 18 at 12 Noon EDT to July 19 at Noon EDT.

*I emphasize fountain pen because I know half of you will probably tell me George R. R. Martin must be writing The Winds of Winter by hand on bad paper and with a scratchy nib to boot, but it looks like he uses a rollerball to me. LOL

Okay, really I'm kidding. GRRM says he writes in Wordstar so I'm assuming that's an old IBM 286 or 386 he's using.

11 comments:

  1. Oh there are so many that write with fountain pens! Yoon Ha Lee is one of my favorites.
    https://twitter.com/motomaratai/status/1019295055474057216

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's fascinating how many writers write in what most would (possibly erroneously) write in lo-tech fashion. Yoon is definitely one of my favorites. <3

      Delete
  2. Stephen King uses a fountain pen, a Waterman, that he apparently calls "the world's finest word processor." Have to say The Shining is THE scariest book I've ever read - but I loved it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I cannot imagine writing some of the stuff he has with just the sound of pen nib scratching on paper, can you?

      Delete
    2. Maybe The Eyes of the Dragon - he wrote it for his daughter, who wasn't a fan of his scary books. Excellent book!

      Delete
  3. Kevin Hearne, Neil Gaiman, and myself (but i assume you mean published writers LOL).

    This is an awesome prize but I will bow out as I got the great book from yesterday.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hearne = https://www.instagram.com/p/Bkvkk2xB1Q4/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

      Gaiman (and some help for others maybe) = https://daily.social/9-writers-who-preferred-long-hand-writing-to-writing-with-modern-technology/

      Delete
  4. I actually didn't need to Google it, I know Neil Gaiman uses a fountain pen. This knowledge has turned out to be useful...haha!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The Random Number Goddess has chosen you! (It was on a retweet, no less!) Message me through Marzie's Reads on Facebook! Congratulations!

      Delete
  5. I wrote my dissertation with a fountain pen. Does that count? :) Besides me, I know Stephen King writes with a fountain pen. There are also other authors who write with pens (e.g., J. K. Rowling and Joyce Carol Oates, who taught at Princeton when I was there) but I'm not sure if they're fountain pens.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thanks for all your entries, everyone!

    ReplyDelete

Popular Posts