In July, 2016, Cliff McNish talked to Papers Pens Poets about his newly discovered stationery idiosyncrasies. He thought he didn’t care about what pens/paper I used… until he realised, after we made him think about it, that he really, really did. Or did he?
Cliff revealed he prefers ink-roller pens to standard biro, and they usually have to be blue ones unless he is in a perverse mood and decides to use green. When he is sketching ideas he tends to start a new note pad. But not any note pad, it needs to be A5 format.
“Here’s the weird thing … even if I only make 3 or 4 pages of notes before I go to the PC I then like to discard it and start with a new notebook for the next book. All that space wasted.” Cliff McNish
When he is signing books he prefers a sharpie fine point, preferable in blood red.
You can read the full interview here and you might just get the slight impression he really wasn’t taking it seriously. I think maybe he did the interview more as a favour for me than a real love of stationery. so thank you Cliff for being such as good sport and taking part. 🙂