I, a 22-year old French boy from the region of Paris, created PenBack on Friday, October 27th 2017.
My relationship with writing is complicated, to say the least. After over six years without writing due to an incident in high school, I’ve decided to get back at it. I think I’ve been passive for long enough. I once thought: “It’s cool, you’ve got time. Wait for the idea, then you’ll write again like you used to.” But you see, the idea will not just waltz in from nowhere and sensually whisper: “Write me.”
Thus, instead of remaining passive and gazing at a blank page that I dared not blacken with ink, out of fear of being bad at writing, I have decided to give it a try. This is a warning: what you are going to read on this blog will possibly be bad. But what is there to be read anyway? Fiction? Descriptions of actual events? Self-portraits? Maybe all, or none of these. Time will tell, and I shall update the menu above one step at a time.
The aim of this blog is neither views nor fame — although a (limited) audience would be a great motivation for me to keep trying, it couldn’t be sufficient for me to. The actual aim of this blog is to keep track of my (complicated?) return to writing, and why not seize the opportunity for new ideas, comments, and constructive feedback! This is my first time devoting so much time and attention to a mere hobby that takes me up to one hour, a few days a week, but I’m curious to see how things will evolve.
The photos and pictures on this website are my property. They are not from the Internet, and are not free to use. Nonetheless, you can message me, and ask if you may use one — I rarely say no, and I might even send you a high-def version! Of course, same goes for the texts.
Welcome then, to a random blog, written by a French boy who doesn’t want to be talented or famous; who wishes not to be bad at what he likes; who decided to face his fear of failure, and disappointment; who decided one only wins the battles in which one actually fights.
Welcome to the only blog the aim of which isn’t to be read.
Note 2: The rest of PenBack has not been translated from the French. I am pondering the question, but I do not have enough time or audience to dedicate to it for now. Thank you very much for your interest!