I feel I need to explain the title, Ventage Inklings. I love to write - there is such a catharsis in the process of placing pen to paper. I started writing poems and short stories when I was around 10 years old. When I write, I go to a place where I am free to express what goes on in my head, heart & soul and then attempt to take the readers of my choice to that place. But to put your heart out there for anyone & everyone to see...that makes writing a totally different thing. All those little tucked away insecurities fly in your face and stick their tongue out at you...this causes me to backspace and edit far too much! :) The word ventage means literally a small opening...and this is my small opening. My little window for you to peek into my writing and rambling on. It's also my little play on words, because I am sure there will be a time or two when I will vent. About 20 years ago I wrote this poem called Inklings. It was for me a definition of the writing process.
Inklings was also a literary group with members the likes of J.R.R. Tolkien & C.S. Lewis. I didn't know that little fact at the time I wrote the poem, but it gave it a little more meaning for me. The definition of inkling is a slight knowledge or vague notion...that's me, slight knowledge and vague notions! And there you have it. The deep and spiritual (not) meaning of the title. I hope you visit me from time to time, and share some of your own ventage inklings!