I do a lot of non-digital writing and I am an absolute nightmare about which pens I use. I'm super fussy but also poor, so you can trust these suggestions. All of these come with a 10/10 recommendation and all other pens are garbage, case closed end of story. ELEVATE UR WRITING, BABES. DON'T SETTLE.
  1. Bic Ultra Round Stic Grip Ballpoint, Fine Point
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    I will use other ballpoint pens if I absolutely have to, but these are the only ones I ever want to use. I'm very fussy about it. The fine point is non-negotiable. It limits the amount of ink produced which reduces smudging and makes everything look generally neater. Important when you have to write small! I have at least 3 of these on me at all times and I get four boxes of these every year for Christmas (2 blue, 2 black - sometimes a red if I'm feeling *WiLd*)
  2. Pilot Precise V7 Needle Rollerball, Fine Point
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    I just love these. They make everything look clean and official. I love the way they write
  3. Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Permanent Marker
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    These write on ANYTHING but are always legible. My beef with standard tip markers is that they can get smudgy and illegible, but these stay consistent and neat. I love them with my whole heart
  4. Pentel Rolling Writer, Medium Point
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    These always make me feel fancy for some reason. YES I AM A ROLLING WRITER, THANKS PENTEL. ROLL ON
  5. Pilot G-2 Retractable Gel-Ink, Fine/Medium Point
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    These I save for things that require a little more weight or permanence than any ballpoint pen can provide. They're kind of smudgy which forces me to take my time and really pay attention to what I'm writing. I like that
  6. Paper Mate Flair Felt-Tip, Medium Point
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    I always have a box of these in green, but I love them in all colors. They are so fun and PERFECT for color coordinating calendars/planners/notes