Yearly Archives: 2019

Four methods for writing a novel

Four methods for writing a novel

There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to writing a novel — after all, it is a very creative process and intrinsically subjective. However, there are four overarching methods of writing a book of fiction that most authors will fit into in some way. I wanted to share these…
A guide to the Mail Rail in London

A guide to the Mail Rail in London

Those with interest in ‘snail mail’ and/or London history will be delighted to learn all about the Mail Rail — the underground railway system that kept the country’s letters and parcels moving at a decent pace for decades. What is the Mail Rail? The Mail Rail, known as the Post…
How are British postage stamps designed?

How are British postage stamps designed?

Even those of us who don’t have pen pals still send the occasional letter through the post — whether it’s a business letter, or a birthday or Christmas card. The joy of finding a handwritten envelope on your doormat is certainly undeniable, and sending a letter to someone can be…
3 of our most expensive fountain pens

3 of our most expensive fountain pens

If you love fountain pens, the chances are you own quite a few of the cheaper models and perhaps occasionally treat yourself to a mid-range piece. So, this month I wanted to introduce you to three of The Pen Company’s most expensive fountain pens — the pens of dreams! Join…
Why you should write a love letter to yourself

Why you should write a love letter to yourself

The chances are you don’t quite see yourself the way others do — something which can be exasperated and negatively impacted upon by common mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. However, even those of us who have generally good mental health can get stuck in a rut when…