Economical Links for 2017.10.06


Some links to the like-minded:

Muji aluminium fountain pen (via Flex & Other Follies)
I keep seeing these pens and keep wanting them.
Why Digital Note-Taking Will Never Replace the Physical Journal (via Literary Hub)
I wrote a novella a few years back and used Evernote to keep track of all my notes and research. (Can we agree that being able to search across full text is incredibly useful?) So I’m not in complete agreement with this article’s premise, but it sure has a lot of pretty notebook pictures that made my writerly heart go all-aflutter.

I’ll leave you with a story from Mark Manson:

[One afternoon, a group of recent college grads returned to visit their favorite professor. They had many complaints about how difficult life was after school: long hours, demanding bosses, and how all anybody seemed to talk about or care about was money, money, money.]

After a while, the professor got up and made some coffee. He got out six cups, one for each student. Three of them were cheap disposable cups and the other three were made of his nicest porcelain. He then invited everyone to get up and help themselves.

Within seconds the bargaining had already begun. “Wait, why do you get that cup?” “No, let me have it, I drove here.” “No way, I got here first, go get your own.” The students laughed and gently chided each other over who got to drink what out of what. A silent competition among friends.

When the kids finally sat back down the professor smiled and said, “You see? This is your problem. You are all arguing over who gets to drink out of the nice cups when all you really wanted was the coffee.”

All I want is to put ink on a piece of paper. And yet…

4 thoughts on “Economical Links for 2017.10.06

  1. independentclause October 7, 2017 / 6:00 am

    The answer is to buy more notebooks of course. Haha! Or chain yourself to your desk however literally you need to do that.

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    • The Economical Penster October 8, 2017 / 5:06 pm

      I’ve tried the first but all it left me was a stack of notebooks and no writing. I guess chains it is, then!


      • independentclause October 9, 2017 / 3:39 pm

        In “Blue Jay Dance,” Louise Erdrich writes about tying herself to her chair with a bathrobe belt. It delayed her enough that her executive function took over and she stayed put. That has always made sense to me.

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