Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 25

It's Saturday morning (last Saturday morning if you want to know). I wake up late (as does everyone) because last night we went to see Fellowship of the Ring (EXTENDED BABY) at the drive-in and I didn't get to sleep till around 2:30 (probably was pushing 3am). I was sitting in the back of my … Continue reading Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 25

July Wrap Up: Lord of the Rings, Photos, and more and more editing

HEY BABY IT'S AUGUST. Usually August is like one of my favorite months. There are fairs and festivals to go to, the last hurrah before the fall dance season starts (which started in July because...well COVID) and plus the countdown to my birthday in September to there's that. Now August is just like....ah, whatever. But … Continue reading July Wrap Up: Lord of the Rings, Photos, and more and more editing

Writing Struggles with J.R.R Tolkien

I was organizing my bookshelf last Saturday afternoon, as one does on Saturday afternoons. I picked up a book (as one does when organizing a bookshelf, completely abandoning the project originally started.) It was Humphrey Carpenter's Tolkien, a lovely '77 edition. Started reading it and found some quotes that are just GOLD and thought we … Continue reading Writing Struggles with J.R.R Tolkien

On Heroes and Villains

I recently read an article about writing villains. It said something interesting about them, about why they are so important. The article said that without the villain, the hero is nothing. The conflict that the villain creates makes the hero interesting. Heroes are predictable and boring when circumstances are regular. The hero's chance to shine … Continue reading On Heroes and Villains