The Writing Instruments: Pen!

TANVI
3 min readJan 28, 2024

If you mean a writing instrument, then know that people used to brush pigment onto cave walls. The first cuneiform scribe work was created by using a reed stylus to make wedge-shaped indentations in clay tablets in Iraq about 3200 BC. Still not a pen. This will have started as a reed with a split end directing pigment onto papyrus. The Egyptians and the Chinese both came up with it and used reed pens to direct ink onto it. The first reservoir rather than a dipping pen was made for an Egyptian ruler about 950AD.In Europe, before reservoir pens were invented in the 18th century, feathers were the instrument of choice. Tail feathers from large domestic birds, trimmed by a penknife were popular at least with writers. Not so much for the geese. Sir Edmund Burke, writing on the art of taxation, said it was akin to plucking feathers from the tail of the goose without making it squawk.

I think it’s called a Flair Inky and it is an eyedropper-filled pen. Sharpened stones were invented first as writing tools in cavemen’s time. The metal stylus (for when they used to write on clay tablets) (8,500 B.C.).Followed by quill pens (700 A.D.) then early fountain pens came into play. I’m sure in the middle of that time ppl would use charcoal to write or draw as well but not fashioned as the pencils we know today. So I guess the ink pen came first.

  • Different types of pens through history.

The first method of writing was the quill. As you might know, people dipped the end of their feathers in ink and kept writing. Then came along the dip pen, a nib with a handle that barely held more ink than a quill. Finally, a man named Louis Waterman made a prototype of the modern fountain pen which leaked ink all over a document and got him fired, causing him to begin his own FP company, Then in the mid-1940s, László Biro built a ballpoint which was more modern, but prone to leaks. So in 1950, a man named Baron Marcel Bich started the BiC corporation and made cheap pens at affordable prices, and still does so today. The history of gel and rollerball pens is not well known.

  • Here are some online tools that could inspire your writing.
  1. Atlas Obscura

On this website, you can explore curious and wonderful tourist attractions around the world with pictures and short articles, which could help you come up with cool settings and details for your stories.

  1. Art Breeder

This website allows you to make images by mixing any images. It is great for creating unique pictures of your characters.

  1. TV Tropes

It is a Wiki where you can discover various tropes. It helps writers to learn different patterns of stories and get inspired.

Check out TrueGether, the best alternative to eBay, and shop for some amazing pens at your comfort. It’s completely safe and ensures quality with punctuality!

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