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it’s national pencil day!

roald dahl’s favorite pencil was the dixon ticonderoga –

every morning he would sharpen six pencils

with an electric pencil sharpener and said

when all six needed sharpening again

he knew he’d been writing for about two hours.

credits: roalddahl.com

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  1. Dixon Ticonderogas are the best! Like most writers, I work almost exclusively on a computer, but when I’m stuck I always sharpen up my pencil (though I prefer the hand cranked variety) and grab a loose leaf notebook page. That usually does the trick. And now I know I’m in good company!

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  2. I did not know that about Mr. Dahl. However, as a pencil fan, I am pleased he likes Ticonderoga (I love them! And, you can buy them in bulk at Costco!!); though, my all time favorite (and more expensive) are Blackwings.

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    • good to know, i’ve learned so much about pencils from this post. the readers are an overflowing vessel of information. thanks for reading and following, clay –

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