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…


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