From Literature

Hobbits, Tolkien, Oxford and Writing

  I decided to hot foot it over to Oxford for a dose of literary inspiration, where the Bodleian/Weston Library hosts the J.R.R. Tolkien exhibition until October. The Financial Times published a pre-exhibition review that tells it far better than I can – you can read it here. Writers’ craft But I learned some valuable ‘writers’ lessons from The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings creator. Lord of the Rings, sequel to The Hobbit, took Tolkien a long twelve years to finish, ‘squeezing his writing into late nights’ after teaching and family activities. He pursued his creative endeavors (drawing, illustrations,…