Literary Paraphernalia: Pens

It’s no secret, readers, that I love pens. What English major doesn’t love pens? A terrible one. That’s the only right answer to that question.

So today’s literary paraphernalia post is all about pens. Enjoy!

Why whistle when you work when you can drop a mad beat with these drumstick pens?
Why whistle when you work when you can drop a mad beat with these drumstick pens?
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Drumstick pens are pretty cool, right? Maybe I’m a bit biased when it comes to this first pick because I played the drums in junior high school and I still have a passion for hitting things with sticks to this day. These pens are available at UncommonGoods.Com for 8 bucks a piece. That’s not bad at all, right?

Dead Fred the pen holder, also known as murder she wrote, am I right? Hey, wait, don't go! The pun wasn't that bad.
Dead Fred the pen holder, also known as murder she wrote, am I right? Hey, wait, don’t go! The pun wasn’t that bad.

This isn’t technically a pen, but it is an awesome pen accessory! Dead Fred will hold your pen in his chest, while he lays there, lifelessly. Dead Fred pen holder is available on Amazon.Com for 9 bucks, plus shipping. But he’s totally worth it.

Tired of all the other pens on the market? Be original, then, and make your own!
Tired of all the other pens on the market? Be original, then, and make your own!

Do you own a hairdryer and some kind of sharp object? Congratulations! With the added purchase of a make-your-own-pen kit from UncommonGoods.Com, you now have everything you need to make a truly one-of-a-kind pen for 28 dollars, plus shipping.

For those of us who just love the thought of writing with a talking mustache, this pen exists and is available for purchase.
For those of us who just love the thought of writing with a talking mustache, this pen exists and is available for purchase.

Must I tell you why this talking mustache pen is a must-have? Puns aside, dudes and chicks alike without facial hair can now appreciate a mustache with the added bonus of having it not only be talking, but a pen! This goody can be found on Amazon.Com for a little over 6 bucks.

Pens can look cool and be functional on multiple levels as well, like this USB pen with 8 GB of storage.
Pens can look cool and be functional on multiple levels as well, like this USB pen with 8 GB of storage.

If you are anything like me, you easily hold onto all of your cool pens, but somehow lose USB drives all the time. Cloud storage has solved some of that problem for me, but a good USB never hurt. If this pen tickles your fancy, it’s 65 bucks over at UncommonGoods.Com.

These might not be great to send to school with your kids, but they'd be fun in a medical office.
These might not be great to send to school with your kids, but they’d be fun in a medical office.

Are you working on a story that involves the dark underbelly of a drug-riddled society? Are you a doctor in real life and a writer in your free time? Or, perhaps, maybe you just think syringe pens look ind of cool, like I do. In any case, these pens are about 4 bucks per dozen plus shipping on Amazon.Com. These pens may not be the best pens ever, but they’re really more about the novelty than their quality.

You have something important that needs to be written down RIGHT NOW and for some reason you have a pen and no paper? Well, you'd better hope this is the pen you're holding in your hand.
You have something important that needs to be written down RIGHT NOW and for some reason you have a pen and no paper? Well, you’d better hope this is the pen you’re holding in your hand.

Never be without paper when you have a pen again! This scroll pen is pretty cool, and it comes with re-loadable scrolls. You can use these for taking notes on the go for merely 35 dollars a pen on UncommonGoods.Com.

For the calligrapher in you.
For the calligrapher in you.

Fountain pens are just plain cool. There’s no way around that, and you can own this fountain pen kit for 45 dollars plus shipping on Amazon.Com.

Now when you say your puns are deadly, you can mean it.
Now when you say your puns are deadly, you can mean it.

Boom baby! While not actually a weapon, you can still feel like you’re holding one with this Spalted Beech and Spent 50 Caliber Bullet Pen for 56 bucks over at UncommonGoods.Com.

For those of us that want to feel like wizards when we write.
For those of us that want to feel like wizards when we write.

These acrylic swirl pens look pretty cool, and right now they’re on sale at UncommonGoods.Com for 29.99 each.

And, for today only, I’m going to do a bonus item!

Multi-color wooden pens. What's not to love about these pens?
Multi-color wooden pens. What’s not to love about these pens?

These are pretty much my all-time favorite pens. The only thing that would make them kick ass more is if they came with a built in pencil. They’re still adorable and decently priced at a little under 19 dollars each on Amazon.Com.

Amanda Riggle

Amanda Riggle

Amanda is the Managing Editor at The Poetics Project and of The Socialist, the national magazine of The Socialist Party USA, as well as the Lead Editor of Pomona Valley Review's upcoming 11th issue. She graduated with a BA in English Education and a minor in Political Science. She is currently enrolled in an English MA program with an emphasis in Literature. During her free time, Amanda enjoys writing poetry, reading, traveling, crocheting, watching entire seasons of campy shows on Netflix, and, of course, writing blogs.
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