Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Welcome to my blog! I’ve thought about starting one for a long time and now here it is. For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a writer. One of the first things would-be writers are taught is to “write what you know.” And I do.

Many of the stories and articles I write are based on my real-life, even if they are labeled as fiction. When I was in high school, I found a pen pal who promised to critique my writing. We wrote back and forth for quite a while and she almost always gave me good advice. However, there was one time when I wrote a story about an incredibly horrible day I’d had. This woman happened to be an English teacher. She made copies of my story and had her classroom critique my story as well.

As I looked through the comments, one idea was repeated over and over again. “This is too far-fetched to be real!” Even the teacher had written some comment to the effect that fiction must be believable.

There was only one problem with what she said. Everything in my story had really happened and all in one day! I guess that means the old adage is, true: “real life is better than fiction.” Sometimes our lives are so unbelievable. They can be good or bad or happy or sad.

This blog will chronicle some of the absolutely ridiculous events that happen in life and how I relate them to or somehow fit them into my writing. I may even do a book review once in a while, so if you are a writer and would like a little promotion for your book, feel free to contact me.

There certainly are a lot of crazy and almost unbelievable things that happen to me. For example, my bathroom seems to be a hot spot in our town, but…more about that next time.


  1. Thanks, Ruth! Love it and can't wait to read more!!

  2. Bathroom hot spot? Can't wait to find out! : )