Hello and welcome to my blogspot. I fancy myself a creative writer, a novelist, in fact. Although I've published several non-fiction works and made a living as a "book doctor" for years, I have yet to complete a fiction manuscript.
Having said all my life that I wanted to be a writer when I grew up, I find myself, here at the age of 46, sufficiently grown up to make a try at it. I also find myself sufficiently terrified at the prospect. I need practice, encouragement and constructive criticism. Ergo, The InkSplasher.
I have made a commitment to myself to post something here at least once a week. It may be a short creative fiction piece, a commentary on current events or society, a book or product review, or something along the lines of Oprah's "What I Know for Sure." (Good idea, that. Go, Oprah!)
This blog is my practice spot--my place to practice writing and, more importantly, to practice putting my writing in a public place and risk feedback and commentary. Please feel free to comment on pieces I post here. Constructive criticism I can handle, but please don't flame me.
See you next week.
P.S. A caution to any who are not familiar with blogspot. There is a button at the top of most blog pages that says "Next Blog." It will take you to a random blog page. While most blogs are fine, I have encountered a few I wish I had not. Therefore, click the button with caution. If you come across an offensive site, click the flag button at the top of that site. That will send a message to blogspot "officials" that we find it offensive. If they get enough flags, they will investigate and possibly remove the blog.
I have removed that button from my site.