Why inklings press?

The story of the name of my blog is a strange one.

I'm a huge fan of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien (can you tell?!) and I knew I wanted my blog to reflect that.  I'd already chosen Eowyn as my online name because she's such a strong character - my favorite girl in the entire trilogy - but I knew that picking a name was going to be harder.

I chose inklings first because that's the name of the club formed by C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien and a few of their writing friends explicitly for the purpose of talking about the things they were writing.  To quote Warren Lewis, Jack's brother, "Properly speaking, the Inklings was neither a club nor a literary society, though it partook of the nature of both. There were no rules, officers, agendas, or formal elections."  And that's what I wanted here - no rules or agendas.  Exactly what I wanted to say, whenever I wanted to say it.  : )

As far as the press part goes, my dad actually suggested it.  I thought later that it was a good word that described a little of what I wanted to do on my blog - share some of my writing.  And that's what I hope to do as I keep writing, because writing is my passion!

Hope you enjoy reading my blog!