The Story Experience

What is a story? In attempt to find an answer, I looked up several definitions of the word story in various dictionaries: all mentioned prose, verse, or narrative; none accurately conveyed the nature of a story. So instead of listing … Continue reading

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Inklings at the Eagle and Child

They met in a pub called the Eagle and Child. Usually it was on Thursday evenings, and they sat in the Rabbit Room beside a fireplace, and ate good plain food and drank beer if there was any, and sometimes … Continue reading

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Why Write? On Motives for Writing

Here’s a common misconception not listed in the Wikipedia article: A novelist’s ultimate goal is to publish a book. I suppose getting published could be a goal for some novelists, but it seems to me a lot of people think … Continue reading

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Interview with Pieter Collier

I was very fortunate to be able to interview Tolkien-collector and expert Pieter Collier, the founder and webmaster of Tolkien Library (www.tolkienlibrary.com). Tolkien Library is an excellent site and resource, where you can learn pretty much anything you need to … Continue reading

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No More Narnia Movies?

It appears the fourth installment of the recent Chronicles of Narnia movies is in peril. Walden Media, who produced the first three, has lost the rights to the books—this may mean no more Narnia movies for a long time. This … Continue reading

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How to Use Facebook

In this post I will be explaining 5 main features on Facebook (click on pictures to view larger): 1. It’s called the Status Box. This is where you post your complaints, your most recent misfortunes, your ranting on pet-peeves, and—if … Continue reading

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A Tolkien Celebration!

J.R.R.Tolkien’s birthday this past Tuesday, one hundred and twenty years. A well respected age, even for a hobbit—just nine years older than Bilbo at the start of the Lord of the Rings. If I were older, and if I weren’t … Continue reading

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Morgan Weistling

For a long time I’ve been captivated by the artwork of Morgan Weistling. I can’t describe his work to you, can’t in any way do them justice, so I highly recommend you visit his website and see for yourself. (www.morganweistling.com) Here … Continue reading

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Pocket Calvin

This morning I finished the first out of the one hundred books to read this year. Truth for All Time by John Calvin, a small leatherbound book I call my “Pocket Calvin.” This paragraph, taken from the preface, I believe … Continue reading

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Tips to Improve Your Reading

In the early hours of a new, dawning year—I say hours, not days, not weeks—many people around the world are inspired with ambition. It’s a time when resolutions and goals are decided and written down. One of my goals is … Continue reading

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