On behalf of Lilliana Rose and Rachel at https://www.rachelsrandomresources.com/ I am honoured today to be hosting a brilliant guest post about the pens we choose. As a stationary addicts and a genius in wasting time by faffing about with my choices – I love this post and I am sure that you will too.
Edi Court is training to be a modern-day white witch, her unique ability is healing. Emotionally wounded from her ex, Anto, she has run away from the covenant with a need to heal herself. Following her psychic ability, she finds herself south, along the coast from Melbourne Australia, where she decides to set up her own healing shop, Crystal Sands.
Voltaire is a down to earth guy, a plumber by trade, he believes only what he sees in the physical world. The loss of his mom and sister to breast cancer and his ex, who stole his money and left him with a debt to work off, has caused him to close his heart.
Can Edi stop herself from rescuing another man and landing in deep water? Or with the Beltane energies thick in the air, can this be the start of a new relationship between two wounded souls?
Volt must become a believer in the Magiks and allow his heart to heal. And Edi must learn to trust herself again.
Will a non-believer and a believer find love over Beltane?
US – https://www.amazon.com/Beltane-Bliss-Pagan-Pleasures-Book-ebook/dp/B07P6C1K1N
UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beltane-Bliss-Pagan-Pleasures-Book-ebook/dp/B07P6C1K1N
Guest Post – Which Pen to use?
by Lilliana Rose
I’m a writer, and what can I say, I love stationary, and I love pens. Recently, reflecting on my writing process, I discovered I never realised how important it was choosing a pen to write with. I’d always been a little fussy, and I had a love for stationary, but I didn’t realise how deep this passion went, right down to the point of having to decide what pen I would write with for a particular story.
When I come to write with pen and paper I had developed a ritual on choosing the pen to use – without realising until taking photos of my coffee and writing implements and noticing the different pens that featured. So, it got me thinking about this process and what it might reflect about my approach to my writing and creative expression.
The pen chosen depends on what I’m writing; poetry, journaling, first draft of a prose piece, or what pen happens to be in my handbag. But it’s more than what I’m writing. When I started writing more seriously, I decided to treat myself and buy a modern fountain pen. I enjoyed writing in ink, more so when I was journaling or writing poems. The fountain pen was easy to move, and the ink flowed, helping the words to come into existence on the page forming their own type of imagery. I couldn’t help feeling like a scribe of old, and it provided some of the magical energy needed to create.
It’s not all romantic-like when writing, there’s also a practical side to consider. The ink cartridges for the fountain pens weren’t cheap and I would use them quickly. Also I had some cheaper journals and the ink would seep through making it difficult to read what was on the other side. At the time, I was being mindful of money so I retired the fountain pen and returned to my cheap ball point biro. When the images come, and the creativity flows, it’s important to catch the words, and not have to be concerned with a pen that’s not handling the heavy-duty workout. The cheap biro could handle it.
I’ve also used coloured ball point pens to mix it up, but I always return to my blue coloured pens. And black pens just don’t work for me. I like to see the blue ink on the white paper. This process of pen selection revealed a hidden aspect of my creative expression that I hadn’t previously noticed.
The equipment I use to express myself is important. For me, it’s not enough just to grab any pen and book. I want to be using a pen that is like me; fits well in my hand, moves with my fast strokes to create word after word. After all it’s an extension of my arm, it’s the movement from neurone pathways directing the dance on the blank page, which in parts creates my story. And that’s why the pen used is important – after all I have a lot of stories to write.
Author Bio – Lilliana Rose
Lilliana is an Amazon Bestselling author, who writes romance in the subgenres of contemporary, paranormal, steampunk, and rural. She enjoys helping characters overcome problems, or issues, and the misunderstandings that often plague relationships, to help them fall in love. Whether it city heels being replaced with country work boots, or some magic beyond this world, or cogs and gears and corsets, each story shows how love can prevail.
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Thanks for having me on your blog 🙂
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Thank you for writing a great guest post. 😍
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My pleasure 🙂
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