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  • Ideas for the Diary Nervous

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    Yet another January has drawn to a close and as always the tattered remains of many a New Years Resolution lays by the wayside. For those of you whom wanted to start a diary or journal, but struggled with the execution, the time, the challenge of
    being insightful (despite the fact the journal is only for you to read and re-read), worry not. We’ve come up with some sure fire ways to help you get stuck in and make journaling a habit that will last a lifetime. Choosing a format There’s a few…
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  • For the Love of Fountain Pens

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    Fountain pens have been experiencing a revival in recent years. There’s so many reasons for this, but mostly it’s attributed to people wanting to break away from the sometimes oppressive nature of our digital world. To get back to basics with pen and
    paper. The nature of the fountain pen lends itself perfectly to this; the history and grandeur, the idealised notion of a handwritten message, the feel of the nib gliding across the paper. We’ve highlighted our reasons why fountain pens are fab…
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  • Why I Write

    Writing is a very personal thing. Whether you write professionally, or as a hobby or just once in a blue moon. Whether you write to find some sanity in a hectic world, to organise, or to communicate with your loved ones. Whether you love or hate your handwriting.
    Whether you have a favourite pen, a favourite ink colour, a favourite journal, or a favourite spot to set pen to paper and write. It’s all unique to you. Every October 20th, the National Day of Writing celebrates the joys of writing in…
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  • Make Your Snail Mail Beautiful

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    Hand written letters are something extraordinary. Picking up your favourite pen, choosing ink and paper, then sitting down to scribe a side (or 5) to someone close to your heart. They brighten your day to receive them and can be a stress reliever to write.
    You’re likely to write about things you would never think of, if you were typing or texting. Make your snail mail beautiful by following these fun ideas. STAMPS So you’ve got to add a stamp or your snail mail isn’t going anywhere! But don’t…
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  • Pens for New Writers

    The new school year is just around the corner and we’re sure you’re thinking about the important back to school stationery collection, excitedly wondering about new classes and perhaps worrying about your (*cough*… appalling) handwriting. Handwriting
    is so important, yet many people struggle. Problems ranging from poor finger placement and incorrect writing angle to serious medical issues can hinder writing ability. Whether you’re picking up your first pen in a while or buying a pen for…
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  • Jazz Up Your Journal

    Summer is officially here and we’re thinking about our holidays and logging them for future reflection. A journal is the perfect way to keep track of everything you’ve done and keep it safe to remember forever. Whether you’re off somewhere hot, staying
    at home, or starting a journal for any other reason, you’ll want yours to really stand out. It’ll be easier to scan back through if you’ve made a feature of the pages and probably much more interesting too, but it can be hard to get those…
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  • What's in a font?

    Have you ever wondered what your choice of font says about your personality? Much like handwriting, good typography can really make or break a message, with ones preference reflecting not only their personality, but also their attitude and even job type. Vital
    for giving off the right impression, whether you wish to project a business persona on your CV, or sharp and sophisticated appearance on an invitation, it’s important to ensure your chosen font emulates the essence of what you want to say. With…
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  • Writing to the World - Toby Little's Story

    In June 2013, 5-year-old Toby Little was walking to school. Inspired by a children's book (A Letter to New Zealand, by Alison Hawes), he asked his Mum if he could write a letter to New Zealand, followed immediately by the question whether he could
    write a letter to every country in the world. Over the summer, Toby began writing - first to family friends, then to friends of friends, and finally to complete strangers, as the story of his project made it around the globe. Nearly three years later,…
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  • Writing to Combat Anxiety

    Anxiety can develop out of many smaller concerns until they have a cumulative affect and become a long-lasting problem. The weight of this problem can seem insurmountable and hinder your ability to recover, but writing can be an effective way of organising
    your thoughts and disrupting patterns of negative thinking. There are many ways you can do this, one of the most common being to keep a journal. Simply setting aside a few minutes a day to collect yourself and note your progress can help fight…
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  • Writer's Challenge: Combating the Cliche

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    Whether it be in prose writing, film and TV or even casual daily conversation, clichés litter our cultural landscape like a tall pile of papers battling a strong gust of wind. Most clichés however, never set out to be such an irritation, innocently
    beginning life as smart remarks that later became victims of their own success. Here at Pen Heaven we wouldn’t be seen dead using a cliché… ahem.  Today we take a look at the origins of ten clichés, and invite some of the net’s best writing…
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