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Where to find a Pen Pal

Where to find a Pen Pal

So, you’ve recently decided you quite fancy the idea of writing to a pen pal. Great! But where does one find a pen pal these days? Well, luckily, the internet has actually made finding a snail mail friend much easier than it used to be. As a child, I wrote…
Prompts to get you writing

Prompts to get you writing

The best way to get better at creative writing is to practice as often as possible – ideally daily, but it depends what fits in with your lifestyle. However, it can become tricky to think of topics to write about so frequently, and that is where writing prompts come in.…
How to write a sonnet

How to write a sonnet

A sonnet is a form of poetry which takes its name from the Italian word “sonetto”, which means “little song” or “little sound.” The sonnet was established in Italy in the 14th century as a major form of love poetry, and came to be adopted in Spain, France and England…
5 alternative uses for pencils

5 alternative uses for pencils

Here at The Pen Company we love pencils, as do many of our customers. However, did you know that a standard, cheap pencil can come in useful for many tasks other than just drawing or writing? Here are five handy tips for solving everyday issues with the humble pencil. Loosen…
5 tips to keep writers writing

5 tips to keep writers writing

To a writer, writing daily or regularly is important, both to keep up a momentum and to keep to any deadlines that have been set. However, regular writing sessions can be easily challenged by the dreaded writer’s block – the inability to produce new work or a severe slowing of…
8 reasons to send snail mail today

8 reasons to send snail mail today

Letter-writing isn’t as common as it once was, yet the joy it can bring has never lessened. In fact, if anything, the joy it brings the recipient has increased over time, as the chance of receiving a handwritten letter in the post has become less common and quicker, digital communication…