You can spend years searching for a great pen. A pen that writes smoothly. A pen that feels natural in your hand. A pen with the right ink consistency. And most importantly, a pen that you connect with, that makes you want to write or doodle. For me, this pen in the PaperMate Flair Marker Pen. They're kind of old school (of course), I even remember my 1st and 2nd grade teacher using them. I like the thin-but-not-too-thin felt tip and the steady flow of ink. I also enjoy the variety of colors. It makes mundane tasks such as to-do lists or organizing the calendar that much more enjoyable. Lucky me, I just got an 18 pack of these beauties for Christmas.