About Keigh Ahr

This blog’s title was inspired by a quote from George Plimpton, a writer I greatly admire:

There are people who would perhaps call me a dilettante, because it looks as though I’m having too much fun. I have never been convinced there’s anything inherently wrong in having fun.

I may not earn a living (yet) through my writing, but I’m certainly heeding the following advice from Charles Dickens:

Who ever is devoted to an art must be content to deliver himself wholly up to it, and to find his recompense in it.

I provide more information about my blog title in this post.

I don’t write for literary critics or academics. I write for people who find fiction and poetry interesting, and my goal is to provide satisfaction and insight to my readers. As for why I blog in the first place, this post explains why I find this medium so appealing.

Of course that’s not my real name

Keigh Ahr is an alternate phonetic spelling for my actual initials, KR. Keigh rhymes with weigh, and is inspired by the word ghoti, the alternate spelling of fish popularized by George Bernard Shaw as a parody of the English language. Ahr is . . . well it sounds like R, and I couldn’t think of any clever alternative.


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