Reasons to Write Part Five

I’m always looking for excuses to use my pens. What excuses have I found? Excuse five (of five) Robert and Clara Schumann kept a marriage diary. This was a single diary that they both wrote in. This is a wonderful idea and something my partner and I have done for[…]

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Reasons to Write Part Four

I’m always looking for excuses to use my pens. What excuses have I found? Excuse four (of five) Write anything at all! This sounds obvious but here’s what I did: I bought a nice notebook (a Rhodia A5 Webnotebook, lined, since you ask) and I gave myself the target of[…]

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Reasons to Write Part Three

I’m always looking for excuses to use my pens. What excuses have I found? Excuse three (of five) Send a card to someone you care about or someone who’s done something you like. You could send a card to a friend or a colleague. Don’t be shy! Everyone loves to[…]

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Reasons to Write Part Two

I’m always looking for excuses to use my pens. What excuses have I found? Excuse two (of five) Politics. I realise this is dangerous ground but I’m not going to tell you which flavour of politics you should go for. For me, it’s Amnesty International because what more obvious cause[…]

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Reasons to Write Part One

I’m always looking for excuses to use my pens. What excuses have I found? Excuse one (of five) Three plus one good things Each evening (or first thing the next morning) I write down three good things about the day. They can be anything from a new pen to a[…]

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