fountain pens.

Analog manuscript

Found these again while straightening out the office bookshelf: That’s the handwritten manuscript for LINES OF DEPARTURE. The finished version filled two 192-page large (A4) sized Piccadilly notebooks. And because I am a pen nerd, I remember which pens I used (Pelikan 205 and Lamy 2000, both with EF nibs), Read more…

By Marko Kloos, ago
castle frostbite.

novel the third.

Last Friday, I finished the manuscript for ANGLES OF ATTACK, the third novel in the Frontlines series.  <insert tired “Hooray”> Now it’s going to go through the editorial ministrations, and after all the bumps and potholes are fixed, there’ll be the usual publisher magic done to it. I’ll share the Read more…

By Marko, ago
fountain pens.

pen-modding.

A fountain pen works via capillary action. It has a roughly leaf-shaped nib that sits on a feed which is connected via channels to the ink supply. Ink will flow out of the supply, through the channels, and then to the tip of the nib, all without the user having Read more…

By Marko, ago
fountain pens.

those old-timey writing tools.

There’s an interesting article up on the BBC’s website on the rise of fountain pen sales, an unlikely trend in a time where handwriting is on the decline. The article includes an explanation by that Neil Gaiman fellow why he writes with those old-fashioned things these days, and some of Read more…

By Marko, ago