Behind the Pen Photo Challenge – Week 1

Hello! I’m super excited for this blog post today, because it is the first in a four week photo challenge! This challenge was created by the lovely Beth, from Behind the Pen, and I’m super excited to be taking part in it! πŸ™‚

The way it works is simple. Every Saturday in the month of April I will be posting photos in response to the writing-themed prompts that Beth has created. This will give you a little visual snippet into the many facets of my writing life non-existent as it is at this current moment due to exams. I’ve never done something like this before, and it looks to be grand fun! (I will also do a bonus post at some point with my top books of March, so keep an eye out for that!)

Soooo, without further ado, let’s get on to the Behind the Pen Photo Challenge!! πŸ˜€


*My Writing Essentials*

My writing essentials are pretty simple… My laptop and a Word document! 99% of my writing is done on Word – I can keep up with my brain much easier with typing than with hand writing. Plus editing is way easier on a laptop.


*My Favourite Book*

Well of course… πŸ˜€ Anne of Green Gables is very near and dear to my heart – it is just such a delightful book! Gah, I love it. ❀
And I must admit I am slightly head-over-heels for this particular copy of the book… It’s just so perfect!! πŸ˜€


*My Favourite Bookmark*

These little bookmarks are so clever! My family was gifted with a tin of them for Christmas, and I may or may not have sequestered them away for my own personal use. πŸ˜€ They’re subtle, handy, little things, not to mention rather stylish when slipped over a page…

*My Favourite Notebook/Pen*

I was given this notebook for my birthday, and it immediately became my favourite notebook of all time. Not just because it has an ‘Anne of Green Gables’ quote on the front…
…but because the lines in the notebook are actually made up of the words of AoGG! They’re absolutely miniscule, but it’s just so cool! πŸ˜€
Oh, the pen is nothing special – just a ball point that I was given during one of my university visits. But seeing as I don’t have one especially ‘favourite’ pen, and I’m using this one a lot at the current moment, it seemed like a good choice to go with. πŸ˜€ And no, I haven’t actually written in this notebook yet – it’s just so pretty I don’t want to mess it up! But I will one day… When the perfect inspiration strikes! πŸ˜€


*My Bookshelf*

I actually have multiple bookshelves (of course. What else would you expect? :D). But this one contains all my very favourite books, so I figured I’d share it with you all. Have you read any of these books?


*My Favourite Writing Quote*

paper breathings heart
There are so many good quotes about writing, it’s hard to pick just one! But this one really resonates with me – writing really is just spilling your heart onto paper, and sharing that heart is what I try to do on this blog. (picture snagged from here)


That’s all for today! I know it was a bit more book focused than writing focused this week – but hey, almost all writers were first of all readers, amiright? πŸ˜€ And don’t worry, there will be plenty of writerly things coming up in the weeks ahead! πŸ˜‰

And if you’re a writer, you should definitely check out doing this photo challenge! You can find out more about it here. Let me know if you end up doing it – I’d love to see your photos! πŸ™‚


Author: Hannah

Jesus follower. writer. bibliophile. dreamer.

8 thoughts on “Behind the Pen Photo Challenge – Week 1”

  1. Hannah,
    Great job on the Photo Challenge!
    Okay, so I did not know you were an AoGG fan!!! 😍 AoGG is my favorite book series of all time. We’re did you find that notebook? I so want one!!!πŸ˜‚

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    1. Yes, I am a huge AOGG fan!! πŸ˜€ Glad to find another kindred spirit out there! πŸ˜‰ I’m not entirely sure where the notebook came from since I was gifted it for my birthday. But I have seen it floating around on the internet before, so I imagine that you could probably find it on Amazon or somewhere like that. I’m glad you’re enjoying the photo challenge! πŸ™‚

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  2. I enjoyed reading and looking at the photos in this Photo Challenge, Hannah. It is “spot on”, telling about your writing essentials. It was so interesting. That AoGG notebook is truly unique. I can appreciate you will be putting special entries into it. And I liked your writing quote: “Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” It is so you! And another way to know your heart!

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  3. This is a wonderful post! I loved seeing all of your favorite bookish/writing things. ❀ That copy of AoGG is gorgeous! πŸ˜€ I love editions of classic books with amazing covers.


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