Monday, May 28, 2018

The Most Important and Essential Writing Tools

Every writer needs notebooks and every notebook needs… pens! Notebooks aren’t complete without pens.

There are flair pens.

There are gel pens.

There are brush pens.

There are sharpies.

There are crayola markers.

And then there are just regular pens.

Pens add color to our notebooks. Without pens I wouldn’t enjoy writing in my notebook. I don’t think I would’ve enjoyed writing at all if there were no pens.Your thoughts, words, and expressions all come on the notebook through pens.  Happy and sad, exciting and boring, pens are always with you.

Hi, I am Pen Lover. I am in Ms. Haseltine’s sixth grade English class. Writing is something I love to do, I really can’t do a day without writing. Writing helps me think and express myself.  Other than writing I like to play with my dog, play piano, and dance. If you can’t tell with my name and this blog post, I LOVE pens! I also have a blog called A Journey as a Writer, please make sure to check my blog out.

Thank you again to these writers from Michelle Haseltine's sixth-grade classes, for taking over Sharing Our Notebooks this month.  What a delight! Please check in each Saturday morning in May to see who wins each week's notebook giveaway!

Please know that Sharing Our Notebooks welcomes all kinds of notebook keepers - of any age and interest - to open up their pages and share their process.  If you are interested in writing in this space, please contact me, Amy, directly.  I welcome you!

Please share a comment below if you wish.


  1. I've been waiting for this post! I can hear your enthusiasm in your words and I can see it in the carefully stage photographs. You know I'm with you. You know I'm a pen lover too!! I just LOVE this post! Hooray!

  2. This post speaks right to my heart—I am a pen fanatic! My favorites are Ink Joy Gel pens. Ms. Haseltine gave me some and I’ve been hooked ever since. Have you tried those? Great post!

  3. Wow! Your pen collection is impressive. Your writing must have vast and varied shades. I wonder whether my kids have enough pens to use. Maybe this is what is missing from some of the writers to make them fully enjoy their notebook writing.

  4. Power of “Pen” very rightfully expressed & conveyed by the young budding writer (Nikita)
    Wish you all the best for all ur future blogs. I know that you are going to shine like a star one day!!!! God bless & fulfill all your wish, Amen 🙏

  5. "Happy and sad, exciting and boring, pens are always with you." This post is a visual poem! I love my pens too, and to be honest, while I've always enjoyed pens, I think that Ms. Haseltine has gotten me more hooked too! Those brush pens, on my list! It is so important to think about the little pleasures of life that help us appreciate our work and creation with more joy....pens are one for sure! Thank you tons for posting here. xx

  6. Simple facts told in very nice way! Enjoyed reading it...

  7. it’s so beautifully penned down. The power of pen is enormous. You can conquer the entire world with it. Nikita Anand, you have amazed me with your skillful expression of thoughts and words. Good luck with your future blog and many more great things you would with your pen. You rock girl!!!!!!!! Keep writing 😊😊

  8. I have my favorites and then some I use for only certain projects. Your amazing collection has given me a few more ideas for notebooks. I enjoyed the way you showed what some can do! I don't have any brush pens yet, but there are more and more people sharing their work with them. Thanks for this "ode" to pens!

  9. I vote for InkJoy Gel Pens, too! They flow beautifully and come in so many gorgeous colors. I agree that color brings our writing to life on the pages of our notebooks. Keep writing. We love hearing your thoughts.


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