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Tolkien's 10 Tips for Writers

Discussion in 'Writing Discussions' started by Steerpike, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    Or, more accurately, what the author gleans from Tolkien's letters and comments to suppose what his ten tips might be. Interesting read. People who don't like lists of things are invited to click on another post somewhere and avoid the link below ;)

    Tolkien’s 10 Tips for Writers « Writing Is Hard Work
     
  2. Zophos

    Zophos Minstrel

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    Solid. Thanks.
     
  3. Jess A

    Jess A Archmage

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    These caught my eye the most, because I certainly put all three into my writing.
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2012
  4. JCFarnham

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    Good advice, and a nice insight into the life of Tolkien (Or should that read nice insight into some one else's view on Tolkien's view ;))

    What I took from it the most was the listen to beta readers bit. Not because I don't do it enough, or because I've never thought to do it, but because that right there is advice that everyone should take on board. A trusted, fresh pair of eyes is possibly the best thing you can do for your manuscript.
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2012
  5. Ambora

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    I like the one about finding and making time to balance between outside duties and writing. That's something I need to work on. I also like the poetry as prose topic =) And dreams definitely do give us inspiration.
     
  6. Helen

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    That really is a great link, thanks.
     
  7. Fluffypoodel

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    this was a pretty cool. I always like seeing how other writers view writing. I will be keeping a stiff upper lip to be sure from now on!
     
  8. RedMorningSky

    RedMorningSky Dreamer

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    This is awesome. I really like the idea of describing things with poetry and then putting it in to prose. I never thought of that, but now reading it, it makes complete sense to me.
     
  9. psychotick

    psychotick Auror

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    Hi,

    Awesome. Now I want to read Tolkein's letters too!

    Cheers, Greg.
     
  10. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    Hey, Greg. Nice to see you around. You still at writingforums.org?
     
  11. Alex97

    Alex97 Troubadour

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    Cheers, interesting link.
     
  12. Chandrapal

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    thanks, that was inspiring.
     
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