Hurray, it’s my favourite week of the year. Yes, it’s National Stationery Week! As if I ever needed an excuse to buy a new pencil case, notebook, or colourful pens.
You can get involved by visiting http://nationalstationeryweek.com or using #writingmatters on your social media platforms. Of course, there is another way you can join in on the fun, and that’s by purchasing and using oodles of gorgeous stationery.
When I start on the planning stages for one of my books, either a non-fiction book or one of my young adult fantasy novels, I invest in a new notebook dedicated to notes, bios, and scribblings about that book and I always buy a new Pentel EnerGel Liquid Gel Ink pen. I can’t use anything else!
I’ll write the title at the start, followed by pages of character bios, so I know everything there is to know about each of my characters. Then I’ll start to plot out the book – I love this process.
When I begin to write the chapter breakdown, I might introduce the coloured gel pens to highlight certain scenes.
I have no idea why I adopted this strange ritual, but it seems to have stuck!
Do you have any quirky stationery stories? I’d love to hear about them.
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