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ID #20272

Name: Fabio
Age: 17
Country: Austria

Hey there! My name is Fabio, I’m 17 (18 on March 25th 2018) I’m currently a bit lonely and it’ll be super nice to have a penpal to talk with. I don’t care if you have different hobbies or interests, I just want to try out something new.

Some stuff about myself:

x I’m from West-Austria, which means that I live 15 minutes next to Switzerland and Germany and two hours from Italy (I love traveling a lot btw (๑>ᴗ<๑)

x I really love learning languages (I speak English, German and a bit Spanish and Romanian), because it just fascinates me and I have no idea why.

x Reading books. If you like reading too, we could change some book recommendations if you want. I read German and English books, especially Fantasy, Thriller and YA-novels.

x The series I’m watching currently is called 13 Reasons Why and I’ll start watching Narcos and Game of Thrones soon. Oh, and I really like to watch movies.

x My music taste contains almost everything - from Reggaeton (Spanish music) to electronic music, Lo-Fi HipHop and chill music in general! I know, I listen to a lot of stuff but actually I listen to everything I want, the genres just vary a lot.

That’s pretty much it hahah I hope I didn’t write too much

Preferences: Ages preferably 15-18, any gender, country, religion and sexuality. Please no anti-LGBTs or racists or assholes in general ;)

You should give yourself enough freedom to not always expect to know where you’re going, to not always have everything figured out, to not always have success to show, and to be loved just for who you are, and not for what you do.
—  Sereno Sky, the “Lonely Traveller” novels

The Doctor/River Song + The Time Traveler’s Wife Quotes  

ID #48113

Name: Bhea

Age: 19

Country:  Philippines

Hello! As a girl who lives in the explore section on Instagram I always come across posts of people sending and receiving cute letters and I’ve always wanted to try it myself so here I am.

I love writing, journaling, traveling, art, literature (fiction, non-fiction, YA novels, poetry, fantasy, sci-fi, autobiographies, you name it), handwritten letters, cute stuff, listening to music (classical music, jazz, bands like All Time Low and The 1975, K-Pop, etc.), learning new things, experiencing different cultures, and meeting new people. I really want to expand my horizon and what better way to start than exchanging handwritten letters with people around the globe?

You could talk to me about literally anything. Mental health problems? Politics? The universe? Humanity? Sex? Your favorite and least favorite things? I got you.

I’m also an INFJ if that helps.

Preferences:  I’d be more comfortable with people around my age, probably 17-20 years old but I’d welcome with open arms anyone who’s willing to have deep conversations with me, share their favorite music with me (I have the feeling that I’m missing out on good music so please enlighten me), and recommend good books to me. Oh also, if you’re not an open-minded person I’m not the pen pal for you.

ID #14381

Name: Julia
Age: 19
Country: Germany

Hey! I’m Julia and I’m looking for someone to exchange snail-mail with, because what’s best than receiving a handwritten letter?
I’m a dreamy and open minded person with way too many interests tbh :D
But my biggest interests are writing (I’m currently working on my first novel), reading, traveling, movies and series.
Also, I drink way too much tea, buy too much stationery and usually can’t stop starring at the clear night sky.
I am a good listener and like to listen to what other people have to say and I’ll gladly have deep conversations at night.
I love making cute letters and I hope I’ll meet lots of different people. :3

Preferences: Girls from 17-25

ID #11128

Name: Mariette
Age: 22
Country: France

Hey there ! Ok so, hmm.. Where should I start ? I don’t really know how to introduce myself, that seems weird and awkward, as I’m not used to it haha (by it I mean wanting to make international friends online haha).
As you can see I’m a 22 years old girl from France.
So, firstly, I think that this all penpal thing seems like a great way to meet people you wouldn’t meet in another way ! And this place seems like a good one to meet you (yeah, you, who’s reading this !) Getting to know you along with you culture and listen to what you have to say seems interesting and cool and everything. Like having interesting and deep discussions or random chats through to week etc.. I’m open-minded and curious, and of course that would be great if you are too ! And also that you are real and genuine and not a creepy 76 y.o (we are never too careful huh..)
About me: I have a degree in Graphic Design and am an illustrator. So, yeah, I like art and drawing a lot !
Otherwise I’m pretty much a basic humanoïd-being concerning my other interests: watching tv-series, cats, eating, baking, listening to music, spending time with friends, drinking tea, autumn, traveling, reading graphic novels, etc… I like to learn more about various subjects depending on what I’m interested in at the time.
I’m currently learning Norwegian and I love it, so if you’re Norwegian that would be cool, but I’m not looking especially for a language partner here, so anyone from anywhere is welcome to write to me of course ! It will be like traveling (except online haha, well.. but you know what I mean, learning about other cultures etc..)
I guess I’m more of an introvert ? (but people generally don’t notice it I guess, I don’t know) but I don’t really like putting people and myself into boxes, it’s not that important ! If we get along, we get along, and that’s awesome, so I hope we do! I can be pretty talkative, so yeah, please let’s not only have small talks about the weather haha. Instead, let’s share glimpses of our daily lives, and talk about various subjects, yeay !
I’d like to talk by e-mail first (to get to know you), then maybe other social medias and/or Skype ? (even tho that would be very awkward at first I guess haha) And after that if we get along, snailmail would be cool if you want !
So, hmm, if you feel like we could get along from this random rambling here, feel free to contact me and tell me about yourself. I’d be happy to hear from you, dear stranger behind your keyboard ! In the meantime, take care !

Preferences: Well I guess I’d like to talk to people around my age (so like 19-26 ?) and as specified earlier, open minded (but I guess if you are sexist, homophobic, transphobic, racist, misogynistic, a compulsive liar and so on,.. well just a not so good human in general (to put it that way), you wouldn’t bother looking for penpals on this website, right ? :) )
(Also please no reblog as I’d like this post to just stay on penship, thanks !)

anonymous asked:

sorry for being a bother, but do you have any tips for people who lack motivation / inspiration? i have so many ideas in my head, i'm just not sure how to get them down onto paper.

No need to apologize, you’ve done nothing wrong and you’re not a bother! My best advice is to

                                            just do it.

☆ There aren’t any rituals or exercises or mental preparations you need to complete beforehand. You just put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard—or whatever—and start recording whatever ideas you have down. Don’t be so concerned with getting it perfect the first time around. Come back to it later, edit later! Make finishing a priority, you’ll feel more accomplished and confident after completing a project (large or small). 

☾ I feel like a lot of young writers are so preoccupied with writing “the right way” that they never get around to actually writing. Or they quit the second they produce something they don’t like. I have news for you: no one produces perfect work all the time. First drafts are often horrendous. See Shitty First Drafts by Anne Lamott (link here). And also: you can often excavate some gems from your older writings, even if you hated them at the time you wrote them. So along with actually writing, I recommend saving all your work!

☆ Turning writing into a habit may help. It works wonders for me. Lately I’ve been averaging 500 words a day—writing 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes at night. I make time to write, and believe me when I say it’s possible with a busy schedule! I’m a full time law student and I work, and that takes up much of my day (7am-9pm [14hrs!] which includes the drive/commute). But I figure: 20 minutes in the morning and before bed won’t kill me. Try it if you think you are able! I didn’t think I could at first, but you can accomplish great things when you challenge yourself.

☾ Read widely. Get knowledgeable about lots of different topics. Sometimes you’ll encounter something in your readings that you’ll want to write about, maybe to reflect on your personal relationship with that topic or maybe to try to understand it through writing a fictionalized scene exploring it. Don’t constrain yourself to just poetry and novels. Consider travel guides, encyclopedias, philosophy books, biographies, science websites, etc. I learned so much and got so inspired reading through the 1977 World Books my grandfather got back when my mother was young.

♡ I’ve given writing advice previously various times… the following might also help:

• on not feeling knowledgable enough to write
another post on motivation (from my personal writing blog)
picking up writing after a hiatus
you don’t need writing advice, even if it comes from me
writing advice (2014-Aug. ‘16—also includes tips from other writers on Tumblr)
• writing process tag on my personal writing blog (2017)