My guest today on Stationery Love is Suzie Tullett.
Who doesn’t love beautiful stationery? In a time when technology rules, when email & texting are the order of the day, who doesn’t enjoy receiving a lovingly crafted, hand-written letter? Maybe it’s the romantic in me, but I know I certainly do. And although I don’t have cause to very often, I also enjoy sending them.
As a writer though, notebooks and journals are my usual staple. I have notebooks for blogging, notebooks for brainstorming, notebooks for any novel related scribblings… I have leather bound journals, heart covered journals, flowery journals and those with inspirational messages on the front.
However, in to selecting which ones to buy, there are two pre-requisites that always have to be considered.
Firstly, they have to be pretty. Corny, I know, but when it comes to my magnum opus only the best will do. I have this image of me sitting in the countryside somewhere or in a cosmopolitan café, neatly and somewhat leisurely scribing my thoughts. Of course, in reality I’m scrawling words down as fast as they’re entering my head so that no-one but me can actually read them. Although at the point of purchase this is of absolutely no consequence – Suzie, the romanticist, always wins through.
Secondly and possibly on a more practical front, they have to fit in my handbag. Naturally, this means anything bigger than an A5 sized journal is immediately out. Not that I mind, after all, the larger notebooks don’t fit my dreamy, idealistic imaginations anyway. And who says practical can’t also be pretty?
Thank you for sharing with us Suzie. Gorgeous stationery you own 🙂
Blog readers, do the covers of notebooks/journals inspire you? Does it appeal to our romantic ideals? Do you have a vision similar to Suzie in the countryside or cosmopolitan cafe?
Suzie Tullett is a full time writer, lucky enough to live between the UK and Greece. And when she’s not tapping away on her computer creating her own literary masterpieces, she usually has her head in someone else’s.
Her latest novel, Little White Lies and Butterflies, is due for release 1st August 2013, Safkhet Publishing:
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