My journals for my handwritten novel project arrived. I definitely recommend these to anyone wishing to write by hand. Not only is their size ample enough to allow a good number of words per page, but they’re college ruled, which I prefer.
They open nicely too. Nothing is more odious while trying to write than the book closing on your hand. These open and lay flat, which will make them a breeze to use. I also like that they’re hard cover, as I’ll be carrying whichever one I’m currently working in with me at all times.
This is the pen I will use. It’s the only pen I like to use. I first discovered the Pilot G-2 in college and marveled at the way it allowed me to take notes faster than ever before. This pen has been well-rated all over the place and is very inexpensive. Furthermore, many stores sell ink cartridges for it which cuts down on both cost and waste.
I wholeheartedly recommend this pen to everyone, whether you’re writing a book or a grocery list.
This book has been both my inspiration and first source of research for my handwritten novel. Of course, I haven’t finished reading it through yet. It’s nearly 1,000 pages and it’s not the only book I’m reading right now. But thus far, I think it’s well done.
Research is one of the elements of historical fiction I love. Perhaps it takes longer to complete a story but writing historical fiction makes me feel so enriched–almost as though I’ve traveled in time (which I would only want to do for a day or two at maximum).
Of course, I also want to find some accounts written from the opposite perspective. Tyerman’s work is written through the Western lens.