My name is Michelle Franklin and I’m the author of the Haanta Series: an ongoing, online romantic fantasy series recently published by Red Willow Press. I do have other pursuits, such as singing and being a perpetual reader of classics, but my true passion lies in writing. I write anywhere from 6,000 to 10,000 words a day, whether prose or dialogue or the outline of a new book. In the past year, I have written twenty-one books, some of which are now being published.
I found my first Paperblanks journal in a local bookstore close to where I lived and went to university. At the time, I wanted to keep my personal writing away from what I was assigned to write in my creative writing classes. When I saw the Embellished Manuscript journal with Mozart’s signature on it, I was instantly drawn to it. I’d never seen anything like it before. When I took it up, the weight and feel of it, the quality of the paper, and the magnetic folded clasp was what compelled me to buy it. I was also taken by the durability of the binding and the quality of the parchment-like paper.
I filled this journal within a few weeks of purchasing it and instantly went to buy another just the same. Since then, I’ve collected numerous Paperblanks journals, which I use for my personal writing. Everything from character dialogues to novel outlines to stick-figure sketches fills the pages of these notebooks.
Out of the numerous Paperblanks I own, my favorite design (so far) is the Tiffany Leaded Glasswith the hand-stitched binding. I enjoy looking at it so much that at times I find it difficult to write in it; it’s so lovely that I want to keep it exactly as it is.
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