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Pet Door

Reuel dreamed the mortal screams of a cat fight. Frodo and a larger version of Frodo circled each other. Their blood curdling howls rippled through piñon smoke leaking from the fireplace, burning Reuel’s eyes and nose. 2,550 more words


Wednesday's Written Word

Frodo: “He deserves death.”

Gandalf: “Deserves it!  I daresay he does.  Many that live deserve death.  And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them?   31 more words


Dragons: From Primordial Chaos to Fantasy Cliché

Okay, before you rage quit or try to punch me through the internet, I’m not saying that dragons are cliché. I’m saying that they can… 1,052 more words

General World Building

First Liners - How to 'pick-up' on your readers. *wink, wink*

I was tagged in a writing challenge to share the first line in my first three chapters on my work in progress. I chose to share from my book VAGABOND. 597 more words

Tolkien – The Seven Deadly Sins II : Lust

Lust – The Second Sin of Tolkien

          In stark contrast to GRR Martin’s epic saga (no pun intended) Tolkien’s conception of fantasy is considered completely devoid of sexual desire or content – or at least the primitive, base urges of Tolkien’s manuscripts are glossed over, as if the very word were the worst of all taboos. 770 more words

J.R.R Tolkien

On Week 10

I haven’t had much time to update, but not only am I still on track, I’m in my 10th week of the journey. It doesn’t seem possible and yet I’m loving this daily routine. 216 more words


Review: Shadowlands

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about the upcoming movie about the friendship between C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien.  Universally my correspondents are hoping that it will “do justice” to the real men and their story.  1,234 more words

Donald Williams