Monday, January 10, 2011

JUST A NOTE ABOUT THIS BLOG AND ITS PURPOSE

I began writing this blog not only to entertain people with stories, both non-fiction and fiction, but also as a way to explore myself.  I am using this as a tool to dig into memories that I have buried in the recesses of my mind so that I can come to a better understanding of who I am and what I am.

The non-fiction stories that the reader will read here are based on fact.  The problem is that my memory is not one hundred per cent and so a few of the details may be wrong.  I suspect that some of the people who read read these entries and find themselves as part of the story may have a different remembrance of the events than I do.  That is fine with me.  As I said this is an exploratory exercise. 

I also do some intentional exaggeration of some of the events for the benefit of keeping the stories entertaining for the readers who do not know of me and my life.  I feel that if I simply recited facts of events it would quickly grow boring and I would lose readers that I am happy to have reading my material.  If no one were reading what I write I feel I would be losing out on half of why I am writing.

I enjoy writing.  I enjoy making up stories and telling stories that are true with a little twist to them.

So when I say a story is non-fiction it doesn't mean that it is exactly how things happened.  I did not keep notes or a journal of my life and so in trying to recreate it here, I feel a certain amount of license to stretch the truth just a tad.

Please continue to read and enjoy the blog.  I find it fun to write and to entertain as well as finding out about myself.  I love the fact that people are reading it and I sincerely hope that those of you who enjoy reading it continue to do so.

Thank you for your patience, your readership and loyalty to the blog.

Bill Clark

1 comment:

  1. You? Exaggerate? Really? Wow.....who would have thunkit? :)
    I enjoy reading your writing....write on, Bill, write on! Love you.

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