Tolkien’s 5 Tips for Creating Complex Heroes

Originally posted on Writing Is Hard Work:
Tolkien’s letters are rich with information about J.R.R. Tolkien’s writing process.  I wrote a post last week about Aragorn being Tolkien’s example of an epic hero, and someone posted: “But Frodo Baggins is the hero of the LOTR trilogy, right?”  I would argue that he is not, but…

324/365 – THE SWAN HOTEL

While grabbing a tankfull of diesel on Friday morning, this attractive pub across the road caught my eye and I grabbed a couple of phonecam shots of it. The Swan Hotel had a date on it of 1753, and a quick search on the Net brought up some photos of it going back to 1900.Continue reading “324/365 – THE SWAN HOTEL”


A little while ago I decided to set down just a few short paragraphs on my writing habits – just in case anyone is interested! So settle down, grab a nice beverage of your own choosing and here goes…. 😉 SETTING TARGETS I find it important to set targets for my writing. Setting targets helpsContinue reading “MY WRITING HABITS – Graham Seaman”

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