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 QuickNote: Paper Sizes and Formats Explained

Without question, the most comprehensive—yet easy to follow—breakdown I’ve witnessed. Includes copying tips.  Kudos BeLight Software, from stationery nerds every dang where! 🤗

https://www.belightsoft.com/products/resources/paper-sizes-and-formats-explained.php

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QuickNote: 8 of the best notebooks for fountain pen users

Pocket Notebooks’ listing triggered a question: Hmm, my own top 8? 

  1. NanamiPaper’s B6 Cafe Note (5mm grid/ Tomoe River paper)
  2. Hobonichi Memo Books, almost A5/A6/B6 slim (3.7mm grid/ Tomoe River paper)
  3. Kokuyo Idea Notebook, A5/B6 Slim (3mm grid/ Tomoe River paper)
  4. Koukyo B5 Edinburgh, hardcover (6mm ruled, with dripmarks for alignment cues)
  5. Kokuyo B5 Campus Wide, hardcover (6mm & 7mm; ditto re alignment cues)
  6. Muji (multiple sizes), softcover (ruled, 6mm)
  7. Quo Vadis Habana journal B5, hardcover (ruled; 6mm, I think)
  8. Taroko Design’s Breeze notebook A5 (5mm grid/ Tomoe River paper. A Leuchtturm clone re features 🤗)

Amazon /eBay/ Etsy/ JetPens. 

Why? The paper + feint lines = rare, if any, ink-inspired woes. I admit: I’m a straight up stationery nerd. Translation: if Moleskine runs a one-cent sale, I’ll pass. Experience schooled me, so I know where quality lives and where it’s AWOL. My purchasing dollars flow accordingly. Reasonable pricing + stellar quality → I’m there!

👀 Psst! Yep, Tomoe River inserts for Traveler’s Notebooks hang out in various Etsy shops. Search: Tomoe River paper traveler’s notebook inserts


A rundown of 8 of the best notebooks for fountain pen users and what you should look for when choosing a notebook for fountain pens

Source: 8 of the best notebooks for fountain pen users | Pocket Notebooks

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QuickNote: iOS Writers: New $7 Universal App, Free Now

The app, Eddie, sparked my interest last month. The lack of any reviews, combined with the price tag, instigated my request for a price drop alert from AppShopper.com. That alert arrived within this hour.

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QuickNote: Want an A5 Tomoe River Bullet Journal?: ✓ “Breeze”

The new Tomoe River BREEZE A5 notebook sits poised to capture THE “Bullet Journal Tool” award:

  • 183 numbered pages
  • index pages
  • 68gsm, killing the 52gsm’s mild shadowing irritant
  • 5mm dots.

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Writer’s Bullet Journal: How to Create a Comprehensive Writing Log

TL;DR

Like many, my bullet journal includes trackers. As a writer, accountability prompts tracking my daily writing word count. The Law of Unintended Consequences killed the would-be joy of that initial word-count-only log. I returned to the drawing board, tweaking and enhancing, creating a more comprehensive writing process log. This article details the what and why of the tweaked log’s components.

Estimated Reading Time: 3:40 minutes

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Heads Up: $43 Mac DayOne app: free

Just noticed while in the store.

Top 6 iOS Utility Apps for This Attorney/ Writer/ Bullet Journaler

TL;DR

The bullet journal crowd knows: handwriting promotes clarity and retention. Yet we also comprehend the convenience of apps chosen with care. This article details the “why” underlying this attorney/writer’s top six iOS apps within the Utilities category. The common thread: each continues to impress and delight, months/years after purchase.

Estimated Reading Time: 8 minutes

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Do vs. Done Lists: Jot Down Your Small Wins to Amplify Success

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When we reflect on progress, we practically metabolize it. Jot down completed tasks, and view them as “wins,” or progress towards your final goal(s), and you can externalize and recognize them. ” Writing, like speaking, requires translating thoughts into words, which externalizes those thoughts and allows us to see them for what they are so we can move forward. Clarity affords possibility.

Source: Do vs. Done Lists: Jot Down Your Small Wins to Amplify Success | Evernote Blog

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Sale Today Only- Audible $4- English Grammar

Audible.com is running a sale, good until midnight Eastern today/Wednesday: the 5-star book, The Great Courses’ “English Grammar Bootcamp”, sliced from $34.95 to $3.95. Audible membership NOT required.  12 1/2 hours audio, friendly to Alexa, mobile/desktop via free Audible app.
http://www.audible.com/pd/Language-Instruction/English-Grammar-Boot-Camp-Audiobook/B01K50H2K0