J.R.R. Tolkien

TPW Motivation Monday's 019: 3 Reasons for Writing Fiction

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In this installment of Motivation Monday's, Ryan draws on the wisdom of fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien. Is writing fiction a waste of time? Or, does it tap into something deeper and important for the world? Find more writing resources: https://theprolificwriter.net/

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J. R. R. Tolkien on Writer’s as Sub-Creator’s

The story-maker proves a successful ‘sub-creator’. He makes a Secondary World which your mind can enter. Inside it, what he relates is ‘true’: it accords with the laws of that world. You therefore believe it, while you are, as it were, inside. The moment disbelief arises, the spell is broken; the magic, or rather art, has failed.

— from “On Fairy-Stories” (1939 essay)