Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Christmas Idea

If anyone needs a Christmas idea for me, I've got one. I was just flipping through the channels and saw a little bit of Anne Hathaway in Becoming Jane. I truly love the story. I find Anne Hathaway, although I love her and think she's cute as a button, pretty unconvincing as a legendary British novelist or a spinstress or, did I mention, British? That's a big pet peeve of mine. I really can't stand it when actors are supposed to portray an accent or dialect, and they are just a little bit off. I still have nightmares about Nicholas Cage's "southern drawl" from Con Air.

Anyway, back on topic, in the movie, Jane Austen was up in the night writing with her pen and ink. Love it. Her handwriting is beautiful. It seems to me that words would flow more easily and beautifully if they came from the tip of a fountain pen like that. Am I wrong? So maybe I should give it a try. Pretty sure I'd just make a mess, but it can't hurt...


  1. I agree! I have always thought it would be more romantic, more inspiring to write with a pen & inkwell.

    I also agree about the Nic Cage accent. Horrendous!

  2. I once thought cool lawyers should write with fountain pens. Be sure to ask for blotting paper too.