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Happy New Year

Best wishes to everyone for a happy, healthy and creative 2020.

This photo is of the north door of St Edward’s Church, Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire, UK – a place I visit often. Tolkien is said to have been inspired by this door when he was writing the ‘Fellowship of the Ring.’

I am not at all surprised by this! To me, it also has a similar ‘feel’ to the images I associate with ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.’ Tolkien and C S Lewis were ‘writing buddies.’ They were part of a group called ‘The Inklings’ who met in a pub called ‘The Eagle and Child’ (otherwise known as ‘The Bird and Baby’) in Oxford.

If you are lucky enough to have a writing buddy, then I hope 2020 is a good year for you both. Make sure you celebrate every success.

Whatever stage you are at with your writing – keep going. Finish what you start and be prepared to re-write, re-write and re-write. Good luck!

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