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Tolkien’s 10 Tips for Writers

As posted by Essay Mama, “Tolkien’s 10 Tips for Writers” graphic will make the Tolkien nerd in you “Squee”!

“Are you a fan of the Hobbit? A Lord of the Rings geek? Or you are a writer who wants to create a masterpiece? If you’re a writer, here are some tips drawn from Tolkien’s work. Thanks to The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Humphrey Carpenter, we can literally speak with the author of the world fantasy classic. After all, many of us are looking forward to the last part of the trilogy – ‘The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies’.”
– Essay Mama



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Steve, also known as “Rifflo”, is a University MBA Administrator in Ontario Canada where he lives with his wife, Lisa and two young daughters, Alexa and Ava. Steve has an extensive background in corporate sales. Steve also worked for ISAF: International Security Assistance Force and the Canadian Military as a recruiter in Human Resources for the operations in Bosnia and Afghanistan. When not immersed in Tolkien works,sci-fi, and film, you can find him training in Muay Thai, and Italian rapier.


  1. “Tolkien’s 10 Tips for Writers” is a very interesting article. The format in which it is
    written allows an easy and fun reading. The author of the article sums up
    incredibly well the best tips among writers because he uses a fantastic
    reference (Tolkien) in order to support all of the recommendations.

    I personally believe these are very good tips because they trigger the writer in you.
    However, most specifically, the tips allow you to seize reality in a different
    way. Most of the tips can be transferred into daily life since they are not exclusively
    for writing scenarios.

    My favorite advices were #1, #2 and #4. These three tips, I believe, can specifically be transferred into life because they teach us to stay humble and work hard for what interests us. The most important part is the ability to find something you like in order
    to do things pleasantly and create the best out of it.

    Finally, I can say that the article teaches every writer and inspires every non-writer into
    following these tips because I believe that everyone can relate to anything
    mentioned along the text.

  2. If I were to write I book I would deeply consider Tolkien´s
    10 tips in writings. Whose better advice to take than from an author who has
    inspired the greatest literature in the modern times, such as How to Train Your
    Dragon, Harry Potter and Narnia. After reading tip #5 I understand that poetry
    is important for the reader and makes your brain think deeper. Although my
    favorite tip is #8 in which he states that real people make great characters,
    which inspires me to think that my everyday life can inspire great stories.
    Based on tip #7 he has waken up an inner dream, and has now made me write a
    list of my future dreams and plans in a paper and it might inspire a
    best-selling story. In conclusion this
    are great tips and I will consider them not just while writing stories but in
    life in general and I shall always dare to dream no matter what.