02-08-2015, 11:00 AM
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  • Obie
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Gentlemen,

Sometimes when I need to get away from my home office to work on the novel, the local bookstore is the ideal place to go. Since I am working on the first draft of the third novel, and since I always write the first draft with a fountain pen, I take along two pens filled with black ink. Rather than taking them in their original boxes, which are a wee bit clunky, I transport them in my briefcase in Thiers-Issard straight razor leather cases. The cases sat around the shave den unused.

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 02-08-2015, 11:49 AM
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  • jamesrobson5
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Great idea! A nice set of pens you have there. 

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 02-08-2015, 11:52 AM
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  • Obie
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Jim,

Thank you for the kind words. For the novel, I mostly use the Pelikan M800, and the others, including a smaller Pelikan not in the photo, when I run out of ink and the bottle is not readily available at the coffee shop. Ah, the pleasure of writing with a fountain pen — nothing like it.

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 02-08-2015, 12:46 PM
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I detest the "coldness" of a smartphone vs the warmth of celluloid and the feedback of a well tuned nib.

Obie my friend.....excellent choices in pens & cases.  MB, Waterman & Pelikan.  3 classics.

May I ask the names of your novels?

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 02-08-2015, 12:56 PM
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  • Obie
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Steelman,

Thank you for the kind words. Indeed, the joy of writing with a fountain pen is a life's treasure.

The novel is called Will's Music, and it is due out in the coming weeks. If you visit my website, you'll read about the novel: http://www.obieyadgar.com/
You'll also see my book titled Obie's Opus, which is already published.

My publisher already has the completed manuscript for the second novel, as well as the completed manuscript for a small book of essays. I expect to complete the third novel about a year from now.

Stay well,
Obie

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 02-08-2015, 03:27 PM
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Obie,
I have admired that Pelikan since you first showed it here. Beautiful pen. And the others aren't bad either Biggrin

Good luck with the novel.

Phil

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 02-08-2015, 03:30 PM
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  • Obie
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Phil,
Thanks. The Pelikan was my first pen when I was in grammar school a long time ago. It is my favorite pen. Thanks for the good wishes.
Stay well,
Obie

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 02-08-2015, 06:03 PM
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[quote='Obie' pid='499803' dateline='1423422044']
Gentlemen,

Sometimes when I need to get away from my home office to work on the novel, the local bookstore is the ideal place to go. Since I am working on the first draft of the third novel, and since I always write the first draft with a fountain pen, I take along two pens filled with black ink. Rather than taking them in their original boxes, which are a wee bit clunky, I transport them in my briefcase in Thiers-Issard straight razor leather cases. The cases sat around the shave den unused.

Nice pocket protectors. I carry a kaweco sport in my front pocket which is an accident waiting to happen.

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 02-08-2015, 10:12 PM
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  • freddy
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What a great idea, Obie. Beautiful pens deserve classy cases. Winky

All the best with the new novel.

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 02-09-2015, 05:38 AM
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  • Obie
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Freddy, my friend, thanks. I have loved the fountain pen all my life, and found writing with beautiful fountain to be one of life's great joys.
By the way, the review prior to the novel's publication is good.

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 02-10-2015, 05:21 PM
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  • MikekiM
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I'll take the Parker please Obie!


Posted from somewhere east of Montauk

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 02-10-2015, 07:20 PM
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  • Obie
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Mike,

The Parker is a sweet pen, and we've been together for at least 25 years. I should polish it up one of these days.

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 02-11-2015, 03:46 AM
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  • Karlo
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Obie,

Is that a Parker 75 Cisele? I've had two of those and they were wonderful writers. The only Parkers I still have are an English Duofold from 1990 and an American 45 Flighter from the late 60s I think.

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 02-11-2015, 05:45 AM
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  • Obie
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Karlo,

I forget the Parker's style; it's been so long. Through the years, I have sent it in for repair once or twice, if I recall, when Parker was based in Janesville, Wisconsin. As I understand, now Waterman owns Parker. It has been a good pen. All pictured are, really, from left to right: Parker, Mont Blanc, Pelikan M800 and Waterman. The Mont Blanc goes back at least 15 years; I  just bought the Pelikan M800 to use for the first draft of my third novel; and the Waterman is about 25 years old. All are sweet writers, although the Pelikan is pure love.

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 03-01-2015, 07:29 PM
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  • Lradke
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Great idea Obie! I'm carting around my Sailor in its box...and sometimes it seems just too big! Thanks for sharing this idea!

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 03-01-2015, 10:24 PM
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Obie, I love your M800, and have nearly ordered it a half dozen times since your original post. I just can't give up using my Mont Blanc that I purchased in 1972. It still writes wonderfully well.  

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 03-02-2015, 04:39 AM
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  • Obie
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(03-01-2015, 10:24 PM)evnpar Wrote: Obie, I love your M800, and have nearly ordered it a half dozen times since your original post. I just can't give up using my Mont Blanc that I purchased in 1972. It still writes wonderfully well.  
Hello Richard,
The Mont Blanc is a lovely pen. Mine dates from the 1990s and it, too, is a fine writer. My Pelikan M800, on the other hand, is in its own class. It sits in my hand perfectly, and the weight is lighter than that on the Mont Blanc. The writing in medium point is pure silk. I love it. For ink, I use Pelikan; Aurora for the Mont Blac; both black ink. I dare say, the green and black Pelikan M800 is one of life's pleasures. Good stuff.

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 03-04-2015, 09:58 PM
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That is a very practical idea, Obie!  Thumbsup

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