Does anyone use fountain pen for writing even today?

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  1. ashish04joshi profile image79
    ashish04joshiposted 7 years ago

    Does anyone use fountain pen for writing even today?

  2. flashmakeit profile image63
    flashmakeitposted 7 years ago

    Yes to sign cards, to write checks and to sign guest books at events.

    1. ashish04joshi profile image79
      ashish04joshiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Oh!! thankfully...atleast someone does!! I like collecting fountain pens but haven't used since long.

  3. MickS profile image66
    MickSposted 7 years ago

    No, I use a dip pen for all my personal writing.

  4. Suzie HQ profile image93
    Suzie HQposted 7 years ago

    Yes, i still like to use a fountain pen, i particularly prefer a heavy fat fountain pen with a broad nib as i also enjoy calligraphy. but mostly i enjoy dismantling my pen to refill with ink.

    1. ashish04joshi profile image79
      ashish04joshiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's nice, Ma'm. Even I used to enjoy calligraphy and still do, but my writing has drastically changed since some time, don't know how. Since then, my wrist aches while writing.

    2. Adrien Richards profile image61
      Adrien Richardsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      heavy ones are real good, and broad nibs.

  5. anusujith profile image78
    anusujithposted 7 years ago

    I got a Parker fountain pen... I used to write with that. It serving me more than 3 years...

    1. ashish04joshi profile image79
      ashish04joshiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Great...A Parker fountain pen!!!

  6. ChitrangadaSharan profile image82
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 7 years ago

    It's true that fountain pen is not used as much as it was used earlier. But it looks classy and I prefer to use it, when writing something really special.

    1. ashish04joshi profile image79
      ashish04joshiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      something special....like what??

    2. ChitrangadaSharan profile image82
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Like greeting cards for birthdays or anniversaries. Even while writing my diary I prefer writing with a good fountain pen.

  7. profile image55
    kumar24894posted 7 years ago

    Yes i use sometimes . I love to write with it, specially with the one having the nib partially cut.

  8. radhapriestess profile image48
    radhapriestessposted 7 years ago

    I used all kinds of pens for all kinds of writing, including blogs. I find I never get writer's block when I use the pen. I use computer for final draft and posting.

    1. Adrien Richards profile image61
      Adrien Richardsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      that is the same with me, you must like coloured inks too?

  9. Hui (蕙) profile image77
    Hui (蕙)posted 7 years ago

    I have not used a fountain pen for a long time, but I guess it still remains its special position in market. Some fountains in selling are really classical and really expensive, and kinda are used as meaningful gift many times. However, it is true that fewer and fewer people use them in present days.

    1. ashish04joshi profile image79
      ashish04joshiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Very true. I feel fountain pens are only used as presents these days. I still cherish the one given by my English teacher to me way back. It's a special present in itself.

  10. Elderberry Arts profile image96
    Elderberry Artsposted 7 years ago

    I haven't used one since school 15 years ago. I used to like writing with one and my mum bought me a white and silver Parker set of fountain pen and roller ball.

    1. ashish04joshi profile image79
      ashish04joshiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      15 years!!! That's a long time...
      I don't know if Parker made fountain pens are even available today.

  11. profile image0
    Jade0215posted 7 years ago

    I don't and I don't know anyone that does that either.

  12. writeyourwrongs profile image48
    writeyourwrongsposted 7 years ago

    Fountain pens, dip pens, quills, straw-and-ink...
    All these old fashioned methods of writing are incredibly romantic as it were and I'd love to say I used them still today.
    In fact, if I could then I would.
    But the fact is, despite being a full time writer by trade, I have never had the knack for holding a fountain pen right. The writing always ends up with blobs here, dribbles there and nothing somewhere.
    My hand writing is atrocious at the best of times with a ballpoint pen, and a fountain pen just makes this worse.
    Wish I could.
    'Fraid I can't.
    Therefore I don't.

    1. ashish04joshi profile image79
      ashish04joshiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Never mind, you shouldn't...

      And you're right, it's out of fashion today. But when it wasn't, it had a class of its own.

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    Milli Thorntonposted 7 years ago

    I have a Waterman in a lovely blue case, which was a gift from a group of writing students. It's not totally authentic, though - it uses cartridges. But that suits me, actually. I'm not purist enough to want to fill a fountain pen from a bottle of ink.

    I love the romantic idea of writing with my Waterman. But when I do use it in my journal, I find it scratchy and it slows me down. I'm also annoyed when the ink skips while forming letters. I love my handwriting to flow, so after using the Waterman I always end up going back to a ballpoint pen from the supermarket. Sad, but true.

    1. ashish04joshi profile image79
      ashish04joshiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, that's one moment to be really proud of...a gift from students.

      Of course ball point pens give you a much better flow but not every fountain pen is bothersome. I've had some really fine pens when I was in school.

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      Milli Thorntonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ashish04joshi - That's exactly why I keep trying to use my Waterman, from time to time. Because it was a special gift. I wish I had more pleasure from using it. Your reply has encouraged me not to judge all fountain pens from my Waterman experience.

  14. CWanamaker profile image96
    CWanamakerposted 7 years ago

    At one point in time I used a fountain pen to sign my name on letters and other documents.  I felt that it left an elegant and classy touch to something that was otherwise normally mundane.   I even wrote notes for my then girlfriend with a fountain pen. Once I ran out of my ten pack of ink cartridges, I decided I was fine going back to signing documents with gel-ink pens.  I also took a calligraphy class in college, but haven't done anything with what I learned since then.  However, since you posted this question, you've got me thinking.......

    1. ashish04joshi profile image79
      ashish04joshiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ah...a letter to that someone special turns even more special when written with an ink pen.

  15. Edward J. Palumbo profile image89
    Edward J. Palumboposted 5 years ago

    I use several "favorite" fountain pens for personal correspondence, such as "thank You" notes or letters of condolence, because these are very personal expressions and cursive writing with a fountain pen is unique, personal and as expressive as you wish. Yes, fountain pens require a bit more care, but they are worth the effort. I find I write best when I am relaxed and unhurried, but those with whom I correspond appreciate a handwritten letter.

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    Xrciselft4RDRposted 3 years ago

    Far better writers than you'll ever be write their PUBLISHED novels with fountain pens, cupcake:
    Neal Stephenson starting writing with fountain pens with The Baroque Cycle and has not used a word processor for writing since. He also edits his work with a fountain pen.
    Starting with Stardust, Neal Gaiman has written all of his novels with a fountain pen.
    Jonathan Carroll writes all of his novels with fountain pens.
    Stephen King wrote Dreamcatcher with a fountain pen.
    Claire Jessud writes her novels with fountain pen.
    Shelby Foote wrote all of his Civil War histories with a dip pen.

 
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