Tolkien remembers the moment. Tolkien was curious to know what a Hobbit was so he continued writing, eventually producing a story for his own children. The publisher pushed for a sequel and The Lord of the Rings was published in three volumes in Given that he moved to Britain at the age of three, the only impact South Africa might have had on his writing was the memory of a spider biting him, possibly the inspiration for Shelob.
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He has shown me that our imaginations can create vast and wonderful realms and creatures. His words have spoken to me at a very deep level. About standing up against the evil so prevalent around me. About loyalty and friendship and making courageous choices. His words have also reminded me that my calling to write Christian fantasy is a noble one that can guide people to the truth found in Christ. Our myths may be misguided, but they steer however shakily towards the true harbour….
J.R.R. Tolkien - celebrating an unusual life
If you enjoyed this post about Great Christian Writers, then check out the first one in this series: George MacDonald. Tolkien's favourite typewriter was an expensive American Hammond Varitype, made in Insead of conventional typebars, it had a replaceable C-shaped curved rubber type-plate which anticipated the IBM "golf ball" by fifty years. Later in life, Tolkien found the Hammond too heavy and turned to more portable typewriters.
Despite the pain it caused, he often wrote detailed notes about Middle Earth in longhand with a pen, before switching to his typewriter. He typed the entire manuscript of The Lord of the Rings twice in his favourite writing space - on his bed in an attic.
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The collection includes a working draft of the first twelve pages, typed on Tolkien's Hammond typewriter. The rest of the pages are handwritten and numbered consecutively from 13 to , and Tolkien changes the type of paper and uses a different pen near the beginning of Chapter 5.
The next stage of development is a full typescript done on the Hammond typewriter, with the songs typed in italics and the only changes being to the names of characters. Interestingly, to modern writers with the benefit of word processing, there is also a second full typescript, which seems to have been abandoned due to the significant number of typographical mistakes.
I myself can still see the gaps. There is a very big gap after they reach the eyrie of the Eagles.click
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After that I really didn't know how to go on. I just spun a yarn out of any elements in my head.
I don't remember organizing the thing at all. All books come there in the end, in this world, anyway. Ernest Hemingway's Writing Habits. George Orwell's Writing Habits.
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