Catch up on the latest pen , pencil and other news from around the world that caught our interest in Edition Three of the World in Pens.
Business 2 Community makes the case that doodling is an effective tool to improve communication, increase productivity and spur creativity in the workplace.
A Flavorwire article from a couple years ago making its way around social media again shows the hand-drawn/hand-written plot outlines of several famous authors, including J.K. Rowling and Joseph Heller.
The Providence Journal profiles a doodler who developed his craft into a regular business selling pen-and-ink sketches on the US festival circuit.
All4Women explains why journaling is good for your mental health in a succinct 12-point list that covers everything from stress management to panic attacks.
The Sprachen blog explains in depth how to start and organize a language notebook for tracking your progress as you learn multiple languages.
Seinfeld’s “All I said was I liked the pen” holds the No. 1 spot on the Pentel blog’s top 10 pop culture references to pens. (On a related note, a few years ago, we rounded up some of the best movie/TV fight scenes that involved a pen.) Also, we shared our favorite 10 pen quotes that either amused or appealed to us.
This interview with Swedish poet Emina Gaspar-Vrana on the Memopipwrites blog contains one of the best lines ever about pens and writing: “Who needs a shrink when you have a pen?”
Kinja asked readers to vote for their five favorite pens and the Pilot G-2 made the top of the list. Maybe their readers just don’t know pens.