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Lord of the Rings
by J.R.R. Tolkein

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Kindle Edition published 2009-04-17
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All three parts of the epic masterpiece combined in one definitive edition of the text.

Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power - the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring - the ring that rules them all - which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as the Ring is entrusted to his care. He must leave his home and make a perilous journey across the realms of Middle-earth to the Crack of Doom, deep inside the territories of the Dark Lord. There he must destroy the Ring forever and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose. Since it was first published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings has been a book people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, its sweeping fantasy has touched the hearts of young and old alike.

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Re: It's good to be a writer because ...
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2013, 09:54:17 PM »
I used to get told off for lying when I was a kid, now I can do it all the time and it's called fiction! :)
I got told off for day dreaming... who knew I would one day get paid for it.  :D


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Re: It's good to be a writer because ...
« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2013, 10:42:07 PM »
When my wife catches me looking at naughty pictures on the internet, I can claim I'm looking for covers.

That's funny. Last night I was on deviant art looking at half naked soldier men to gather ideas for my writing and my partner gives me this sideways look and says, 'What are you doing?'

I tried to keep a straight face (I should note that well built soldier types are NOT my sort at all. Give me Benedict Cumberbatch anyday --Sherlock Holmes UK version) and I said, 'I'm thinking about how to describe masculine men.' He smirks and says, 'Well, my ego just receded.'

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Re: It's good to be a writer because ...
« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2013, 02:40:16 AM »
You get a writer's 'high' when:

You find just the right word to bring a sentence together.
You read through what you wrote the previous day and decide; 'it's really quite good.'
People line up for you to sign your book after giving a talk (three people do constitute a line - don't they? ::))
You read an excerpt from your children's book to a class and they listen attentively and laugh in the right places.
You get fan mail from children  ;D

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Re: It's good to be a writer because ...
« Reply #28 on: July 03, 2013, 04:35:53 AM »
You can give one of the filthy, unkempt members of a deranged cult a description that paints him as looking surprisingly like your ex-sister in law instead of causing trouble by telling the sorry woman how you really feel about her. NOT that I would EVER do such a thing. :D

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Re: It's good to be a writer because ...
« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2013, 05:22:45 AM »
...you get to use your imagination all day
...no one tells you what to do
...you get to have 'TV breaks' whenever you like
...you get paid for doing something you love
...reader write lovely reviews and get excited about your characters

Man, I want to quit my part time job so badly.

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