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Nooooo!!!!!!  I broke my favorite pen the other day and I haven't been able to write anything sense!!!!!!  Help me!!!!!!

submitted by Charlotte, age 12 1/2, Colorado
(July 4, 2010 - 1:49 pm)

Did you break the mouse or a real pen??

If you only broke a pin then get a new one ~*DUH*~!!!!!!!!!

submitted by Vida, age 10!!!!!!!!
(July 4, 2010 - 3:57 pm)

To certain people, pens are very important. For some, though, a pen is only a tool, easily replaceable and not worth much, but for others the feel of a certain pen can actually inspire and help their writing. It can become difficult to write with any other. And I'm assuming that it was a pen she broke and not the mouse, because she's posting now, isn't she?

Charlotte, I'm sorry! Do you think you could possibly try to put it back together? It isn't as difficult as it might seem; pens are relatively simple. It's worth a try, at least. Unless it isn't a part holding the pen together that's broken off, but a piece that's broken in 2? If so, I'm very sorry. I hope you find another one that works well enough for everyday use!

I send you, Charlotte, a virtual pen with a buffalo on it from Yellowstone National Park.


submitted by ❀ⒾℳǞ❄♬
(July 4, 2010 - 10:12 pm)

I've had a crisis like this before. I filled up my writer's notebook. What you have to do is spend a lot of time with something, like decorate a different pen, then write "This is my favorite pen" with it 100 times.

submitted by Ann
(July 5, 2010 - 11:09 am)

But it's her favorite pen. It's like a musician not being able to play just any instrument as well as their favorite. I certainly couldn't perform at a concert with a unfamiliar flute I'd never played before.

submitted by ♥CC♥, age 13, Oregon
(July 5, 2010 - 1:59 pm)

Oh no! :O I hate when that happens! :/ Is it broken beyond repair? I still write with my favorite pen, and it broke a little while ago. :) If you can't fix it....I guess you'll have to find a second favorite! :)

submitted by Kimberly B, age 14, USA! :)
(July 5, 2010 - 9:10 am)

Oh, I'm so sorry, Charlotte. My favorite pen ran out of ink just a while ago, so I know how that feels.

Did yours run out of ink or did it actually break? If it's actually broken you still might be able to put it back together, depending on how badly it's broken. Like Ima said, the way pens are put together is actually pretty simple. 

If it's run out of ink, or just broken too badly to put back together, I would try to find a new pen. Look for one that feels like your old one, that writes the same way, or one that looks the same. Then I would start just using it for everything. Get used to the feel of it. It might take a while, but if you use it often enough, you might be able to get used to it, although maybe not in the same why you did to your old one. 
Once again, I'm really sorry about your pen. I hope you're able to find another one that you're happy with. 
submitted by ZNZ
(July 6, 2010 - 8:28 am)

The part holding the ink broke in half, my hands were blue for a while.  I should probably start taking pens apart and putting the back together, although it is fun to switch the ink in two different pens and confuse other people.  Thanks Admin!



Sometimes you can buy new ink, depending on the kind of pen you have - have you checked out an office supplies store to see if they have the right size/color ink to replace it? I had two pens burst on me last year! It was terrible. -Admin 

submitted by Charlotte, age 12, Colorado
(July 6, 2010 - 9:09 am)

Yikes Admin, that sounds messy! :p That happened to my sister last year, she got ink all over her notebook & hands! Charlotte, maybe you could fix it! My sister has quite a few favorite pens, and they tend to break. She can usually put them back together! :)


submitted by Kimberly B, age 14, USA! :)
(July 6, 2010 - 9:37 am)