Starting at the Close

All good things must come to an end they say, which conversely suggests that all bad things must have a beginning. I do hope that the beginning of this blog is not something one would consider bad, although if that were the case, I could always bring about a sense of “good” to the whole ordeal by promptly ending it. Fortunately, I believe that life is more than silly cliches, or at least I hope that is the case. So, whether good or bad, I will begin here.

The point of this blog is the creation of a platform where thoughts, musings, and even arguments can be presented. Yes, as a graduate student in the field of English I do intend to seek publication from notable sources, but this to me is not meant as an easy way to accomplish that—for I will continue to trudge that path with submissions and networking just like anyone else—instead, this is more or less an escape from the biases and constraints of publication; a space to write the things that I want.
Some of the writings published here will be academic in nature, some will be journalistic, and some will be merely creative. If I should care to author a fictitious novel, perhaps its early premises would be carved out here, much in the same way an argumentative piece from a class would be included. There’s freedom here, and I intend to take advantage of every bit of it.

With the initial explanation out of the way, I want to offer one last suggestion to the “would be” reader—although there may be none of those at all. If you find anything written in this blog compelling, inspiring, or useful, I encourage you to take that inspiration and craft something beautiful for yourself with it. One of my favorite authors, Neil Gaiman, said simply, “Make good art.” So listen to him and do just that.

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