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By David Farland

All winning writers use resonance to reinforce their tales via drawing energy from tales that got here ahead of, by way of resonating with their readers' reports, and through resonating inside their very own works. during this ebook, you are going to study precisely what resonance is and the way to take advantage of it to make your tales extra strong. you will see the way it is utilized in literature and different paintings kinds, and the way one author, J. R. R. Tolkien, mastered it in his paintings.

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Drawing on the Power of Resonance in Writing

All winning writers use resonance to augment their tales by means of drawing energy from tales that got here prior to, by means of resonating with their readers' reviews, and via resonating inside their very own works. during this booklet, you will study precisely what resonance is and the way to exploit it to make your tales extra robust.

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But all too soon he realizes that in order to keep her safe, he has to leave Lothlorien. Indeed, he decides to leave everyone behind at the end of The Fellowship of the Ring, and races off even as the Orcs attack his friends. Do you see what Tolkien is doing? At least seven times in one novel, Frodo is forced to escape from places of comfort and refuge. And he leaves behind his refuge a couple more times in the succeeding novels. Tolkien is of course setting us up for the very end of the novel, that moment where Frodo must sail off into the Grey Havens, leaving behind the world that he loved so dearly, the world that he saved.

One of the first things that draws a reader into a story is the cover. If you pick up a romance novel, you want a picture that suggests romance—perhaps a man and woman hugging. If you want horror, something dark and sinister might be more apropos. My own fantasy novels have covers by Darrell Sweet and look like other fantasy novels—with medieval characters on the cover, along with a few monsters. Sweet of course is famous for painting book covers for Terry Brooks and Robert Jordan, two of our best-sellers of all time.

No one who has seen the movies or other representations of Gandalf can fail to recognize that he and Odin are one and the same. Yet sometimes even the author doesn’t recognize the source of a character that he creates. For example, Tolkien once found an old postcard from Germany in his belongings and wrote on the back of it that the postcard—which showed an old wizard feeding a deer—served as inspiration for Gandalf. But critics have shown that it couldn’t have served as inspiration. Tolkien had actually created Gandalf several years before he saw the postcard.

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