Tag Archives: Tolkien

Tolkien’s Dickensian Dreams

Originally posted on A Tolkienist's Perspective:
Dickens’ short story that inspired a Tolkien chapter This is somewhat a Tolkien paper I had written a while back, with the expressed intention to publish it one day. When that day never seemed to…

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A Small Circle of Blog Friends

As we slide into this New Year, I thought I would share some of the other bloggers and websites I’m networked with. Thanks to WordPress stats, I can track these things pretty easily. Here is my small circle of blog … Continue reading

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The Unpayable Debt of Writing Friends

I have just read The Hobbit again and am about to finish The Fellowship of the Ring, reading aloud to my son. Again and again I am struck by how very good these books are. Not only are they wonderful … Continue reading

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Giving Voice to the Story: On Reading the Hobbit Aloud to my Son

This blog is part of The Hobbit Read-Along at The Warden’s Walk. I’ve been assigned Chapter 14: Fire and Water. Feel free to comment on any of the great blogs in the series. When I jumped into the Hobbit Read-Along, … Continue reading

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Prewriting for NaNoWriMo

I think for most of us the appearance of books in a bookstore is a completely magical process. We know that somewhere—perhaps in a building behind the store, or on a fantasy island with high speed wireless internet—authors are suffering … Continue reading

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How I Learned to Speak British, or A Review of David Downing’s “Looking for the King: An Inklings Novel”

I find myself in the rather delicate position of critiquing the personal work of one with whom I’ve supped—ah, there it is, I’ve caught myself speaking in 1940s Oxford English again. It has been slipping out lately, I’m afraid. Given … Continue reading

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The Road Goes Ever On: An Inklings Sermon

I preached this sermon at Cornwall Christian Church on July 15, 2012. I am a leader at Cornwall Church and get to preach 2-3 times a year. I decided to take a risk with this one, and write a literary … Continue reading

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