The Gist

About Me

I’m Desiree S. Brown (aka Desiree B) and this is my website/blog! I’m an aspiring author who writes…well, pretty much anything. I can’t limit myself to one genre or format because they’re all interesting to me. Some of my writing projects involve a sci-fi novel, fantasy comic, and a handful of short stories which you can check out via this link. The meters in the right-hand sidebar also shows the progress that I’m making on some of my projects.

I’m also a full-time student who majors in English, a reader, gamer, movie go-er, and blogger. 🙂

About Inky Tavern

The idea for Inky Tavern hit me during a late night US History lecture. My professor was showing a documentary about the Civil War when I thought, “You know, I want a blog.” So I went home and made one. Inky Tavern is…

My virtual home as a creative. It’s a place where I showcase my work and connect with those who have an interest in the things that I write. Anything I do or can offer you, will be found here.

It’s also a place to share my passions of reading and writing with like minded people. I talk about writing but I’m no “expert.” I just talk about things I’ve personally experienced, researched, or studied. I’m also a proud book worm which means I occasionally gush about things that I’ve read. I say “things” because my taste in reading material is pretty broad. I don’t care if a book/article/short story/magazine/comic/etc.  is traditionally or indie published. If it has a good plot, compelling characters, offers some sort of insight, or incites critical thinking, I’ll read it.

Sometimes I give writing tips, inspirational pep talks, prompts, personal updates and so on.

About My Posting Schedule

I try to post once a week on a Wednesday. If I miss the date, expect a post by Sunday. I usually announce via the blog if I have to miss a week (but that’s on a rare occasion).


The Specifics

I hated writing.

I would rather pull my teeth out than read, let alone write anything during elementary! My grades suffered because of this and my teacher threatened to flunk me if I didn’t improve.

Mom wasn’t too happy about that.

She forced me to read the bible and then write essays about what I read for three weeks. That’s three weeks with no television, Barbie dolls, or Hot Wheelz (yep, I had Hot Wheelz). I needed some form of entertainment so I decided to write a short story out of sheer boredom. I didn’t know what to expect and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. So, I picked up a new hobby and my grades improved because of it.

Then, I liked writing.

I wrote a lot after that. I use to jot down stories in my notebooks before I started borrowing my dad’s computer. He got sick of me hogging it so he gave me a hand-me-down Dell laptop.

With writing came a natural fascination for reading. I spent more time in the library than I did on the playground. My library visits were confusing at first because I couldn’t figure out the difference between non-fiction and fiction (don’t you love naivety?). When I got the hang of it, I read non-fiction to learn more about writing and fiction for fun.

As I grew up, I started entering contests. Didn’t win any—but I entered them. Along with band class, I joined creative writing clubs and dabbled in journalism for a bit.

Guess what? I still like writing.

When I graduated high school, I went to college and majored in English. I figured it was a good idea since I could learn more about writing from the people who made a profession out of it. That…and my parents were adamant about it. So off I went.

I’ve picked up a few things and am still learning new stuff. So…I think I made a solid choice.

So, yeah, that’s sorta where I am right now in my writing journey. Again, If you want to learn more about my writing projects, go here.


Random Facts

I love reading, but I don’t have a favorite genre (if you ask me, you’ll get a different answer each time). My favorite authors/poets are Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen Crane, Becca Fitzpatric, Michael J Sullivan, and others.

I’m also a gamer. I love shooters, fighters, puzzles, MMORPGs, strategy, and simulation games. Some of my favorites are Sims, SimsCity, Harvestmoon, Tekken, Dead or Alive, Destiny, Titanfaull, and others.

I play violin…poorly.


You can get ahold of me via:

Twitter: @InkyTavern
Facebook: InkyTavern
Goodreads: Desiree B
Directly: here