A great post for beginners over on the Pen Addict with some good advice if you are interested in starting out with fountain pens. Wish I had read something like this when I was starting out. Good primer on terminology and explanation of the basics. You can also check out my Designer's Guide to Fountain Pens.
Off Topic Randomness
The rest of Sketchbook B is about design, typography and communication. This page was a little different and was a place for me to post random off topic stories.
I stopped updating this corner of the site when I reorganized and moved my random writings into my main blog. I keep this blog live, though, because some of my favorite essays are posted here.