Kindred Tea Time: Favorite Writing Tools

 If we could sit down with you over a cup of tea (or coffee) each week, these are the tools and treasures we’d be excited to share with you. We’ll ask a question, share our answers, then invite you to join and share your own tools and treasures on a teatime break.


What are some of your favorite writing tools?

Could be pens, pencils, notebooks, note pads, apps...


@Leuchtturm1917usa Hardcover Dotted Notebooks

"I’ve been using these notebooks and a modified bullet journal style for almost six years, and I love how the dot grid and numbered pages balance flexibility with structure. This color is my current favorite."


@Uniballco AIR 0.7mm Rollerball Pen

"Not the most stylish pen ever, but such a pleasure to write with you won’t even care. Super smooth ink flow and boldly vibrant lines. P. S. If you can’t abide ghosting, try the 0.5mm micro tip." 


@pilotpenusa Hi-tec-c Coleto 5 Color Multi Pen

"I love journaling and taking notes in different colors (which helps my brain), but am not a fan of carrying around a bunch of pens. This multi-color single pen is like the Swiss army knife of pens for me!"


@crayola Washable Gel Pens

 "No matter what kinds of crayons and markers I get my girls, they always want to use ink pens “just like Mom and Dad”. These smooth, washable pens save my sanity as I know I can easily clean off any messes that result from my pen-wielding kids."

@riflepaperco Lively Floral Stitched Notebooks

"These are my favorite notebooks to use when taking quick notes. They’re small, lightweight, and the paper is of great quality. I have several of these filled with notes from lectures, sermons, and TEDtalks I’ve heard."


@pentelofamerica Hi-Polymer Erasers

"I love using pencils (@weareticonderoga, anyone?!) but get so frustrated when the erasers are worn down and unusable. Enter these erasers that my Dad taught me to always have on hand. They erase well and there’s no eraser residue left on the page when you’re done."

@zebrapen_usa m-701 Mechanical Pencil 0.7mm

"The 0.7mm lead is thicker than most and it is SUCH a lovely writing experience. Plus, since the pencil has a metal body there’s nothing to get sticky or crack over time and the eraser in the cap is great. (There’s a ballpoint pen, too!)"


Junior Discbound Notebook

"I keep a junior size discbound notebook with me pretty much always. This linen beauty will be my next one."


@Google Docs!

"If you do any collaborative writing or work with someone who proofs & edits your writing, the “suggesting” mode in Google Docs will change your life. Brooke and I do almost all of our writing that way and it makes our writing the best it’s ever been."

@marvyuchida Le Pens

"These pens have a fantastic range of colors, and I love their delicate tips that don’t cause much bleed-through.
They also are so stylish looking!


@blackwing Pencils

"As an artist, I’m pretty snobby about my pencils - I adore these, because they work well for writing and for sketching, and have great erasers. They also make a great visual statement!"


@pilotpenusa Gel Pens

"As an aerospace engineer, I have always loved using Pilot gel pens for our drafting reviews. Every engineering discipline reviewed the same printed drawings be it stress, manufacturing, electrical, etc, and each had their chosen color to distinguish their comments. My color was always teal. I use it to this day in my planner. You can get a 36 pack for your team. What color would you choose?"


@corsair Mechanical Keyboards

"As for digital writing (and gaming), I love my mechanical keyboard.
Don’t go crazy with the RBG, just a subtle teal hue is nice."


@Grammarly Writing Assistant

"I also love my Grammarly writing app. It helps me improve my copy every day."