I went to a convent in New York and was fired finally for my insistence that the Immaculate Conception was spontaneous combustion. ~ Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)
Wow, Tim here at Binnall of America tells it’s been two years now I’ve been writing Trickster’s Realm. Two years!
I love writing for BoA, because it’s a great group of people to be associated with, from Tim the magickal web master, to all the writers here; and the fantastic podcasts. I feel part of a family here.
I suppose things have changed in the two years; hopefully, I’ve gotten better at writing. I’ve always loved writing, I've been writing since I was a child, and up until I began writing on-line about the Fortean world, I wrote fiction and poetry. I remember my first “serious” piece, one of the first times I knew I was a real writer. I was nine or ten, wrote a fairly existential film noir kind of thing in pencil on lined notebook paper about the rain and a detective, believed that I was inspired by Dorothy Parker (I’ve been telling you all along I was a weird kid, and it wasn’t just because of aliens!) and sent it off to the New Yorker. Funny thing, I never heard from them.
But writing nonfiction was new to me, although no doubt there are those who’d be quick to say this world of UFOs and the anomalous is all fiction. We know better of course.
The more I write and read about the esoteric, the more I want to learn. I find it endlessly fascinating, all of it, from Bigfoot to UFOs and the truly esoteric side of the anomalous.
I feel like I’ve continued to learn about writing and the weird, but I still don’t have any answers. While that bothers some people, it doesn’t bother me. I’ve formed my own wobbly kind of theory about what I think is going on, but it’s just that: ideas. I don’t know anymore than you do concerning what, why, or how.
The opportunity to write for Binnall of America has been the catalyst for me to keep writing, and to get involved with other venues. I don’t think I would have continued in this way without the support of Tim Binnall.
Thank you Tim!