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Sunday, April 12, 2009

And so it begins...

At The Dragon's Pen you will be privy to both the coherent and incoherent ramblings of an aspiring inkling. A record of my thoughts and aspirations, my achievements and disappointments, as I figuratively battle to become an established, published writer.

When I first began to consider the idea of a blog I wondered, "Who would want to read it?"
And I thought: "Well, I would." I've always been fascinated and intrigued by the lives behind books. Who were the people who wrote them? Are they like their characters? Why did they write the stories they did? How do they write? Why do they write? How did/do they overcome mental and physical obstacles to achieve their goals?

The more writers I meet the more convinced I become that we are not like other people. We are a strange and complicated breed. Even amongst ourselves each writer is unique. There are diversities in the way we write, the way we develop a story and even in the way we receive a story, if I can put it like that. Each writer's voice is distinctive. Just as none of us speak in exactly the same way, none of us write in exactly the same way. Each of us has our own form of expression, world view, cultural distinctives and environmental influences. This is a writer's "voice."

But, we all have something to say, something to share, a story to tell. That's why we write.


  1. "Who would want to read it?"
    Well, I would!

    :) M

  2. I'm going to read it, too! I didn't know that you were a writer, Ruth! Yay, good for you. Looking forward to reading more...

  3. What you wrote lends itself to why we blog.

  4. Hi Guys,

    Welcome to the Dragon's Pen!