Bilbo Baggins, in the “Fellowship Of The Ring”, stated .
“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door… You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no telling where you might be swept off to.”
Its been my opinion for some time that the same exact thing could be said on the subject of writing. Its a dangerous business indeed to open one’s door and pen the opening words of a grand adventure. Though it’s also my opinion that some of the greatest novels ever penned have been done so by men that didn’t keep their feet and were thus swept away by the grandours of story.
However its a fragile balance…to be pulled along just enough that you are immersed in the world of imagination, yet be grounded in reality just enough that the words you pen are both believable and true. Finding that balance is the adventure of storytelling. It’s an adventure that I embarked upon when I was thirteen and penned the words of what was to be my first ever story idea.
I’m still looking for that balance, still walking that path. I’m creating this blog to share thoughts and ideas along the road. Some might find those thoughts interesting… some might label them the insane ramblings or yet another writer.
Either way, I’m going to write them. So It’s down the rabbit-hole for me, through the wardrobe and follow the yellow-brick road. Destination unknown, but adventure guaranteed.
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