Tag Archives: Tolkien

“Yes,” said Pooh. “One of those. In case it isn’t.”

Rabbit gave him a hard look. “I don’t think you’re helping,” he said. My first story for the advanced fiction workshop was due this week, but the story about the plague was nowhere near being done (it’s been growing in … Continue reading

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Just-beginning thoughts from a conversation

                   I have been wondering, because of a mix of modern light reading with Edward Gibbon from two hundred years ago: I wonder if the modern taste for patterns of varying grays, … Continue reading

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I am determined to prove a Grinch.

Ah, Christmas. The most cliched time of the year. Also the only time people sing to a tree and nobody thinks it’s weird. (Not, of course, that anyone does it sincerely enough to be actually worshipping the tree, because they’d … Continue reading

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July Wrap-up

Writing: Lots. I did Camp NaNo, and at first I set my goal at 20,000 words. That’s the upper limit for the Rooglewood contest submissions, which is what I was planning to do, so it was nice and easy. Then … Continue reading

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Heroes do exist

Deborah’s post today gave me the idea for this one. The idea is that it’s 63 years since the publication of The Fellowship of the Ring, and 100 years since Tolkien started work on it, so a celebration of some kind … Continue reading

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Quotations from The Lord of the Rings

I have vague memories of my father reading The Hobbit to us at bedtime, and of my mother doing the same; and it was partly because of my requests to hear that book again and again, I think, that she finally … Continue reading

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June Wrap-up

Writing: Still working on Of the North. The document of new or substantially rewritten scenes is at 22,820 words, up from 11,345 as of the beginning of the month. If I keep up the pace of 11,000 words a month, I’d … Continue reading

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