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I downloaded these journal pages from Adventures in Guided Journaling. Aren’t they fun? I’ve already pasted some into my current journal. They just might jump start your writing if you are in a rut right now.

Today I discovered Goodwriterssales.com, run by a lady named Deb; she restores vintage pens. She also writes a very entertaining blog called Goodwriterspens Blog. The history of fountain pens is fascinating and her pictures of the writing instruments of yesteryear are fantastic. Warning: You’ll want to buy one of her pens.

I adored this article written by Ian Brown in the Globe and Mail earlier this year. So many famous people keeping diaries and notebooks. I like his idea of a new year, a new notebook. If only I could be that disciplined!

Keepers of private notebooks are a different breed altogether,” Joan Didion wrote in a famous essay about notebooks, “lonely and resistant rearrangers of things, anxious malcontents, children afflicted apparently at birth with some presentiment of loss.