Send me a short essay--around 400 words--about an event in your life wherein a pen made a difference. Did you receive a letter that changed your life? Did you write one that altered the course of your history? How about the emotional value of a journal during a difficult period in your life? Perhaps you saw handwritten documents at a museum that somehow touched you. Have you received a pen from a loved one that became a cherished talisman in your life? Let your mind wander.
I'm planning a book about the value of the handwritten word, and I'd like to include your story. Drop me a note via this site and I'll send guidelines and submission details to your email address within the next several weeks. Deadline for entries will be sometime late spring of 2013; publication date of book to be determined. Thanks, fellow pen lovers. I'll keep you posted.