Top note-taking tips for students

Top note-taking tips for students

Note-taking is an essential learning skill that many students struggle with. If you are or have been a student, have you ever been given any direction on your note-taking? The chances are the answer is no. Unfortunately, many students aren’t even aware of what they should be taking notes of,…
Why all writers should keep a journal

Why all writers should keep a journal

Many successful writers have kept a journal – from Virginia Woolf to David Sedaris, to C.S. Lewis and Anaïs Nin. Life is inspiration for all writers, and how better to process it for use in your own writing than to experience it, then write aspects of it down as a…
Tips for being a great Pen Pal

Tips for being a great Pen Pal

Being a pen pal may sound a simple task, but there are things you can do and say – especially in the early stages – to lay the foundations of a fantastic snail mail friendship, which makes both parties happy, and ups the chances of it lasting. After all, it’s…
75 more questions to ask your pen pal

75 more questions to ask your pen pal

A while back I wrote a list of 75 questions to ask your pen pal, which a lot of you seemed to find useful, so I have decided to extend that list in this article and bring you 75 more questions to ask your pen pal! These questions could be…
Could you write a love letter to a stranger?

Could you write a love letter to a stranger?

In October 2010, an American woman called Hannah Brencher started writing love letters to strangers in New York City. Want to know more? I thought you might! It fascinated me, too. How it all started Hannah moved to New York City straight after finishing college, participating in a year-long service…
Christmas card writing & etiquette tips

Christmas card writing & etiquette tips

We may live in a digital age, but Christmas cards are still very much alive and kicking, and what better way is there to share your festive well wishes with loved ones than in a beautiful handwritten card? Printed and personalised cards from the likes of Moonpig and similar are…
Gift ideas from The Pen Company

Gift ideas from The Pen Company

Christmas is coming, and while the goose is busy getting fat, the rest of us are stressing about what to buy our loved ones for gifts this year. Perhaps you have a stationery lover to buy for, somebody who likes to be organised, an artist, or maybe you need some…