“Sometimes I really hate the Inklings,” said Sarah. I laughed when she said it.
Sarah Bessey was a keynote speakers at this year’s Faith and Culture Writers Conference1. The Inklings, if you don’t know, was a gathering of writers at Oxford who would get together to drink bear, smoke cigars, and critique each other’s work. C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien are two of the more well-known members of the group.
Thoughts of the Inkings bring up a writer’s fantasy—sitting in a pub for long undisturbed hours writing. Then more hours talking with other writers about writing. It’s that sense of home, hanging out with people who share the same journey, the same kind of craziness, feeling not alone.
The rest of Sarah’s quote brought the house down.