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Date Sat Aug-18-12 12:57 PM
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I have an idea that I'm not sure would be suitable for BTS, but I suppose it doesn't do any harm to run it past you. This is also very much a "floater" right now, so please don't count on my doing such a course any time soon. (My father is dying right now, and I may be forced to move soon - so, all in all, I am not feeling able to make any commitments I don't absolutely have to. If there is a possibility this might be useful, I'd start working on it as I could, then let you know when I was ready enough to be slotted in whenever you could use me next. Sorry if that's inconvenient, but I figure it will be less so if I at least warn you in advance.)

I find the subject of writing implements and tools and technology - most especially the fountain pen - fascinating. There are a lot of things that might surprise you to be learned. (For example, although the term didn't arise until much later, the first fountain pens actually existed during the Middle Ages. And, yes, they were crude things, although I'd kill for a chance to hold one and try one out, just for the experience.) My doubt is primarily that it also has such relevance to writers, in terms of considering how the tools you use affect the process of writing, and of understanding the various options, that I don't know if it should be a BTS topic or not. In my mind, it's more of a topic about writing. In fact, the topic could easily be expanded to consider the digital tools used in writing as well, and their effects on the writing process (and, no, I don't mean to say there is "one right tool" - the point is more to think about the various effects each tool has on you, and how a certain design or interface might influence your work). Or, it could be kept to a more limited focus that only considered a certain segment, such as tools for writing by hand, or even tools for writing with liquid ink by hand.

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Call for Back to School Teachers [View all] , Chaos, Wed Aug-15-12 10:10 AM
  RE: Call for Back to School Teachers, CatrinP, Aug 15th 2012, #1
RE: Call for Back to School Teachers, Chaos, Aug 16th 2012, #2
RE: Call for Back to School Teachers, Wandering Author, Aug 18th 2012 #3
RE: Call for Back to School Teachers, Chaos, Aug 18th 2012, #4
      RE: Call for Back to School Teachers, Wandering Author, Aug 18th 2012, #5
RE: Call for Back to School Teachers, Chaos, Sep 01st 2012, #6
Possible Topic, Linda Adams, Sep 01st 2012, #7
RE: Possible Topic, CatrinP, Sep 02nd 2012, #8
RE: Possible Topic, Linda Adams, Sep 02nd 2012, #10
RE: Possible Topic, Chaos, Sep 02nd 2012, #9
      RE: Possible Topic, Linda Adams, Sep 02nd 2012, #11
           RE: Possible Topic, Chaos, Sep 02nd 2012, #12
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