How to Write Like J.R.R. Tolkien in Three Easy Steps
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We all know how to tell stories just like we all know our native language, having heard both since we were born. People, however, who study their native language discover there’s much they misunderstood or simply didn’t know. The same is true of story when we look at it more carefully.
With topics that include the theory of story as model, the fractal key to narrative complexity, and the art of the long form, this volume will show you the essence of stories and storytelling.
It’s advanced stuff-no writing prompts or exercises here-but if you want to understand how stories are the minimum container of significance, how storytelling is like commanding an artillery battery, and why the three easy steps are, 1) lather, 2) rinse, and 3) repeat, this volume is for you.
And like deep magic, once you comprehend the nature of the art, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a master story weaver.