David Farland blog

Great writing advice from David Farland’s blog

David Farland’s Story Doctor blog is a wonderful source of writing advice for new writers. I discovered he had a blog via the Writing Excuses podcast. Farland really is an expert in his field as he has taught students for many years. 

Who’s David Farland?

David Farland (real name Dave Wolverton) is a teacher as well as a fantasy and sf-author. Farland has taught many now published authors the skills they needed. Amongst them are Brandon Sanderson and James Dashner. Right now, he organises several writing workshops, which you can take and other aspiring authors can take. Continue reading “Great writing advice from David Farland’s blog”

Fun Facts About J.R.R. Tolkien

Have you read the Lord of the Rings and wanted to know just a little bit more about the author behind the book? Or better yet, the man and boy behind the beloved fantasy writer. As I was reading the book, I certainly was intrigued and found some fun and interesting facts about Tolkien.

Tolkien is known for many things. He is known for being a devout Catholic, having acquired many different languages and he is mostly known for creating a story that is extremely detailed and feeds our imagination time and time again. Underneath all those layers, Tolkien was just a man and fortunately, history has been able to store some intriguing facts about J.R.R. Tolkien.

1. Bloemfontijn

J.R.R. Tolkien was born in South-Africa, Bloemfontijn. He moved to England when he was four, right after his father passed away.

2. J.R.R.

Have you ever stopped and wondered what J.R.R. actually stands for?  Continue reading “Fun Facts About J.R.R. Tolkien”