Inklings Fiction started out as a vision and a simple Facebook group by Caleb Fast.
The vision was to take on the world of publishing with a group of Christian authors and creatives. As soon as we took over the publishing world, we could take on the whole world.
But, a Facebook group could only go so far. It’s sort of hard to take over the world on one private Facebook page.
Prayers were prayed, times passed, and a clear option began to emerge.
There’s millions of them out there.
But there aren’t many (or maybe any) that offer Christians and those who want clean stories a place to read safely. A place where they don’t have to worry about dirty stories sneaking onto their reading list.
With that, the foundations of Inklings Fiction was set. It suddenly became painfully obvious that it was time to act. Hours were spent brainstorming, consulting, and finally creating the website you see today. Hours of blood, sweat, and tears beget the first Christian webnovel website (at least that I know of).
And, once I had the site set up, it was time to open it up to every Christian author I could find.
Where’d the Name Come From?
The name “Inklings” is a storied one. (Pun intended.)
It was first used by C.S. Lewis and his closest author friends and they used it to describe their little group. They aimed to take on the publishing world of their day and inundate it with Christian messages and thought.
And they did so in a massive way. Nearly a hundred years later their works are still changing lives and they’re still very popular.
But their mission extended a lot further than just pushing out masses of works. They sought to create the highest caliber of works that they possibly could. They wanted to show that Christians were more than just capable at writing–they wanted to show the world that Christians could write masterpieces.
And thus, authors like C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien became some of the best known authors in the entire world.
Since our mission mirrors that of the original Inklings so well, it only seemed fitting that we gave ourselves the same name.