INK: The black liquor with which men write.
STAIN: Blot; discoloration
WRETCH: A miserable mortal; a worthless sorry creature.
Six Ink-Stained Wretches—metaphorically speaking—have gathered to write about our profession: reading and writing.
We write and publish in a variety of genres and on a number of topics: short stories, novels, flash fiction, memoir, and nonfiction. We write mystery and suspense, ghost stories, literary fiction, humor, book reviews, literary criticism, scholarly articles, and more. We read widely for both pleasure and instruction.
We use no ink, we display no stains, and we’re certainly not wretched—well, sometimes we feel wretched; there’s that writer’s block thing, you know—but in the tradition of earlier ink-stained wretches, we immerse ourselves in words.
And once a week we’ll share our love of them.
The Ink-Stained Wretches
For their names, hover your pointer over each image.
Read more about them at The Wretches.