Monday, April 25, 2016

Launch of new blog Papers Pens Poets

Today, I launched a brand new blog for a life-long fetish of mine – stationery. It is called Papers Pens Poets and is the place for writers and other stationery addicts to show their passion for paper and pens.
We have launched today to coincide with the start of National Stationery Week.

The blog is the brain child of my friend and fellow children’s writer Jo Franklin. She had invited me to the London Stationery Show, an annual event where stationery creators and retailers come together to network, and we were discussing travel arrangements and our plans for the day over messenger, Thursday 21st April at 16:34. Jo said:
“Let’s tell the stall holders we are going to create a stationery review blog called something like Papers Pens Poets aimed at writers and we are looking for products to review with links back to their websites.”
To which I replied:
“Wow. Sounds cool. We should do that.”
So we did.

Over the weekend we created a website with blog and contact facilities. Our current header was designed especially for us by the wonderful, Chitra Soundar, children’s book writer and stationery enthusiast. We set up author interviews, made and ordered business cards, found quotes from famous authors to go on our business cards, set up a Twitter page and an Instagram page and also wrote and scheduled several posts. We were very, very busy.

We are going to be doing lots of stationery reviews, articles and interviews with writers and illustrators. If you are a writer, artist and avid stationery lover and would like to be interviewed about your passion for stationery please let me know by leaving a message.

You can also follow and comment on our blog on Wordpress, pop over and wish us a happy launch day on Twitter @paperspenspoets and follow and hashtag us on Instagram. You can read my post about National Stationery Week and the writing matters campaign here.

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